The government of the Yavapai-Apache Nation is very similar that of the United States. It is broken down into 3 branches known as the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and Judicial Branch.
The Executive branch is comprised of the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. Each position is elected by the tribal membership to serve a three year term. The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, are not only part of the Tribal Council, but also responsible for having direct oversight of the Nation’s departments, programs and staff.
The government of the Yavapai-Apache Nation works directly for the betterment of the tribal
members and the community.
Schedule an appointment with the Chairwoman Jane Russell Winiecki or Vice Chairman Larry Jackson, Sr.call Tanya @ (928) 567-1021
Legislative Branch-Tribal Council
The Legislative branch is comprised of the Tribal Council. The Tribal Council is elected by the tribal membership and consists of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and seven Tribal Council members. Council members serve staggered terms.
The Legislative branch is responsible for developing laws, codes and ordinances and representing the Nation while directly working for the betterment of the tribal people and the community
The Judicial branch is comprised of a comprehensive tribal court system, including a Chief Judge, Associate Judge, Probation Officers, Family Wellness Court, Public Defender and a variety of support staff. The Judicial branch is responsible for enforcing tribal laws.