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.
(Left to right): Duane E. Saunders, Jennifer Porter, Kym Cooper, Gary
Aitken, Jr., Amethyst Aitken, Velma Bahe, Ron Abraham