The mission of the Tribal Government is to exercise governmental authority to promote economic and social development, advocate and secure tribal rights, to secure tribal lands, to enhance educational opportunities and to protect traditional cultural values with a unified voice on behalf of its tribal members.
The Tribal Council members are the governmental leadership of the Gwichyaa Gwich’in Tribe. The Tribal Council consists of seven (7) members and is elected by a majority of the tribal voters.
Seat A: First Chief – Nancy James Term 2020 – 2023
Seat B: Second Chief – Michael Peter Term 2022-2025
Seat C: Member – Corrina Cadzow Term 2020 – 2023
Seat D: Member – Joshua Cadzow Term 2021-2024
Seat E: Member – Daphne Fields Term 2021-2024
Seat F: Member – Mary Solomon Term 2022-2025
Seat G: Member – Shannon Hardy Term 2021 – 2024
Traditional Chief: Steve Ginnis