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, the Pawnee Business Council shall exercise all the inherent, statutory, and treaty powers of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma 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.
From the Office of Pawnee Nation President, W. Bruce Pratt
I hope this message finds you well. We have been enjoying a mild winter here in Pawnee and look forward to the coming spring with the newness it brings. It makes me think of our people and dealing with the winters in Nebraska, of life inside the round house, taking care of livestock and being able to persevere and exist in harsh surroundings. There had to have been a unique closeness as families developed through working together and living with one another in such a confined space. Attius was good to our people and He is good to us.
I want to acknowledge a courageous leader who has passed from this life, Elizabeth Blackowl. She was our first woman President of the Business Council and worked diligently for her people. Puggy, as she was known, will be greatly missed. I also wanted to take this time to thank all of our past leaders who have paved the way of our Nation.
The Nation has been hard at work on the following projects.
As you can see, there are many new and exciting things being accomplished by our Nation.
May Attius bless each and every one of you.
W. Bruce Pratt, President
Pawnee Business Council
Governing Documents - Pawnee Nation Constitution (PDF)
The Pawnee Business Council Resolutions for 2015 are now available. Click on the numbers below for each Resolution.
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.
Click on this link to view all Committees and Commissions of the Pawnee Nation.
Click on this link for the handbook for all Committees and Commissions.