The Nisqually Tribe’s Constitution and Bylaws were approved on Sept. 9, 1946, and amended in 1994. The Tribe operates as a self-governing entity, using resources from its own economic enterprises, as well as federal program dollars.
As the Constitution establishes, the Nisqually Tribe is governed by a General Council, comprising all enrolled tribal members at least 18 years old. From the General Council, an elected Tribal Council of seven members conducts the day-to-day business operation of the tribe.
Every year the Nisqually Tribe awards funds to local non-profits to help encourage and support the work these great organizations are doing.
As Chairperson, Iyall has provided strong leadership and vision for the Nisqually people, driving numerous key projects that have greatly improved the Tribe’s finances, its services to members, and its public image.
Cynthia Iyall, Chairperson
Willie brings extensive tribal governance experience to his role as a Councilmember. A graduate of Evergreen State College’s Native American Studies program, Willie plans to use his education to work for and with tribal members to plan future growth and development.
William Frank III, Vice-Chairperson
Jean Sanders is Secretary of the Nisqually Indian Tribe and also a member of the Tribal Council. In these roles, Sanders oversees vital planning and archiving projects for the Tribe, with a particular focus on education, housing and Nisqually cultural preservation.
Jean Sanders, Secretary
Stephanie brings experience from a wide range of tribal issues and departments, including Fisheries, Planning, Health, Geoduck and Financial Services. Stephanie began her career with the Tribe in 1978.
Stephanie Scott, Treasurer
Slape believes Nisqually tribal members must act as stewards of their natural resources. Before his role on the Nisqually Tribal Council, Slape was a tribal fish and wildlife officer for five years.
James Slape Jr., 5th Tribal Council Member
Antonette Squally, 6th Tribal Council Member
Farron McCloud, 7th Tribal Council Member
Tribal Council Meeting Minutes
You can contact the council at (360) 456-5221