Government

The Pawnee Business Council

The Pawnee Business Council is the supreme governing body of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.  Subject to the limitations imposed by the Constitution and applicable Federal law, thePawnee Business Council shall exercise all the inherent, statutory, and treaty powers of the Pawnee Nation ofOklahoma by the enactment of legislation, the transaction of business, and by otherwise speaking or acting on behalf of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma on all matters which the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is empowered to act, including the authority to hire legal counsel to represent the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.

Members are (Top Row, Left to Right)   Council Seat 3 Adrian Spottedhorsechief, Council Seat 2 Karla Knife Chief, Council Seat 4 Liana Chapman Teter and Council Seat 1 Richard Tilden. PBC Members (Bottom Row, Left to Right) Treasurer Misty M. Nuttle, Vice President Bruce Pratt, President Marshall Gover and Secretary Phammie N. Littlesun.

Photo by Muriel Robedeaux, all rights reserved. 

Governing Documents - Pawnee Nation Constitution (PDF)

The Nasharo Council

The Nasharo Council, also known as the "Chiefs Council" consists of eight (8) members, each serving four-year terms.  Each band shall have two (2) representatives on the Nasharo Council selected by the members of the tribal bands, Chaui, Kitkehahki, Pitahawirata and Skidi. The Nasharo Council shall have the right to review all acts of the Pawnee Business Council regarding the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma membership and Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma claims or rights growing out of treaties between the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and the United States according to provision listed in the Pawnee Nation Constitution.

Members are  (Back Row, Left to Right) Morgan LittleSun – 1st Chief Kitkehahki ;  Ralph Haymond – 2nd  Chief Kitkehahki /2nd Nasharo Chief; Matt Reed – 2nd  Chief Chaui; Pat Leading Fox, Sr. – 1st  Chief Skidi. (Front Row, Left to Right)  Jimmy Horn - Nasharo Treasurer/1st  Chief Chaui; Warren Pratt, Jr. - Nasharo Head Chief/Skidi ; Francis Morris – 1st Chief Pitahawirata and Lester Sun Eagle - Nasharo Secretary/Pitahawirata.

Photo by Deb Echo-Hawk, all rights reserved.

List of Committees and Committee Members

Click on this link to view all committees of the Pawnee Nation.