The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is a sovereign nation governed by the Kootenai Tribal Council.
This nine-person board is comprised of nine adult Kootenai Tribal members, and includes a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. There are also three general Tribal Council members and two alternate Tribal Council members.
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is divided into three districts based on family groups. Members of the Kootenai Tribal Council are selected from the districts from which they are members. Elected officials serve a four-year term.
Back Row (left to right): Jennifer Porter; Gary FX. Aitken Jr.; Gary
Aitken Sr.; Ronald Abraham; Sheila David-Michaels; Middle Row: Duane
E. Saunders; Cecille Abraham; Front Row (seated): Velma Bahe; Veronica