Current Tribal Council elected 2021. Chief Allan, Chairman; Donald Sczenski, Vice-Chairman; Gene James, Secretary/Treasurer; CarylDene Swan, Council Member; Charlotte Nilson, Council Member; David Matheson, Council Member; Ernest Stensgar, Council Member;

Council

One may call it government in government’s purest form. Elected tribal leaders must deal with issues on every possible level. That is the responsibility handed to them and assumed by them when they are elected by the tribal membership. The chairman or a council member may deal directly with the President of the United States, or with the leaders of congress, or with the members of the president’s cabinet. The halls of congress and of the executive branch of the federal government are familiar territory, but with the same elected tribal leaders must return to the reservation and possibly be faced with a decision involving an intra-family dispute. They steer their own ship of state, and in doing so, they pray for wisdom.

2021

  • ChairmanChief Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanDonald Sczenski
  • Secretray-TreasurerGene James
  • Council MemberCarylDene Swan
  • Council MemberCharlotte Nilson
  • Council MemberDavid Matheson
  • Council MemberErnest Stensgar

2020

  • ChairmanChief Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanDonald Sczenski
  • Secretray-TreasurerGene James
  • Council MemberCarylDene Swan
  • Council MemberCharlott Nilson
  • Council MemberDavid Matheson
  • Council MemberErnest Stensgar

2019

Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council for 2019
  • ChairmanErnie Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanChief Allan
  • Secretary-TreasurerDonnie Sczenski
  • Council MemberCharlotte Nilson
  • Council MemberDave Matheson
  • Council MemberChristopher Luke
  • Council MemberHemene James

2018

  • ChairmanErnie Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanDave Matheson
  • Secretary/TreasurerDonnie Sczenski
  • Council MemberChief Allan
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell
  • Council MemberCharlotte Nilson
  • Council MemberChristopher Luke

2017

  • ChairmanChief Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnie Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerDonnie Sczenski
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell
  • Council MemberMargaret A SiJohn
  • Council MemberChristopher Luke

2016

  • ChairmanChief Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnie Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerDonnie Sczenski
  • Council MemberCynthia "Cindy" Williams
  • Council MemberMargaret A SiJohn
  • Council MemberCharlotte Nilson
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell

2015

  • ChairmanChief Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnie Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerDonnie Sczenski
  • Council MemberCynthia "Cindy" Williams
  • Council MemberMargaret A SiJohn
  • Council MemberCharlotte Nilson
  • Council MemberAlfred Nomee

2014

  • ChairmanChief Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnie Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerDonnie Sczenski
  • Council MemberCynthia "Cindy" Williams
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell
  • Council MemberCharlotte Nilson
  • Council Member Alfred Nomee

2013

  • ChairmanChief J Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnest L Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerJohn M Abraham
  • Council MemberDonald E Sczenski
  • Council MemberCharlotte A Nilson
  • Council MemberAlfred M Nomee
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell

2012

  • ChairmanChief J Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnest L Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerJohn M Abraham
  • Council MemberCharlotte A Nilson
  • Council MemberAlfred M Nomee
  • Council MemberDonald E Sczenski
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell

2011

  • ChairmanChief J Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnest L Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerNorma Jean Louie
  • Council MemberCharlotte A Nilson
  • Council MemberPaulette E Jordan
  • Council MemberAlfred M Nomee
  • Council MemberJohn M Abraham

2010

  • ChairmanChief J Allan
  • Vice-Chairman Ernest L Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerNorma Jean Louie
  • Council MemberCharlotte A Nilson
  • Council MemberRoberta L Juneau
  • Council MemberPaulette E Jordan
  • Council MemberAlfred M Nomee

2009

  • ChairmanChief J Allan
  • Vice-Chairman Ernest L Stensgar
  • Secretary/TreasurerNorma Jean Louie
  • Council MemberCharlotte A Nilson
  • Council MemberDavid J Matheson
  • Council MemberRoberta L Juneau
  • Council MemberPaulette E Jordan

2008

  • ChairmanChief James Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • SecretaryN. Jeannie Louie
  • Council MemberValerie Fast Horse
  • Council MemberCharlotte Nilson
  • Council MemberDave Matheson
  • Council Member Roberta Juneau

2007

  • ChairmanChief James Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • SecretaryN. Jeannie Louie
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell
  • Council MemberValerie Fast Horse
  • Council MemberDave Matheson
  • Council MemberCharlotte Nilson

2006

  • ChairmanChief James Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanFrancis “Frenchy” SiJohn
  • SecretaryNorma Peone
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell
  • Council MemberErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Council MemberValerie Fast Horse
  • Council MemberN. Jeannie Louie

2005

  • ChairmanChief James Allan
  • Vice-ChairmanFrancis “Frenchy” SiJohn
  • SecretaryLeta Campbell
  • Council MemberErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Council MemberCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson
  • Council MemberA. Garry L. Hendrickx
  • Council MemberNorma Peone

2004

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanChief James Allan
  • SecretaryLeta Campbell
  • Council MemberFrancis “Frenchy” SiJohn
  • Council MemberCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson
  • Council MemberA. Garry L. Hendrickx
  • Council MemberNorma Peone

2003

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanRichard Mullen [deceased 3/2004]
  • SecretaryChairpah Matheson
  • Council MemberCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson
  • Council MemberA. Garry L. Hendrickx
  • Council MemberChief James Allan
  • Council MemberLeta Campbell

2002

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanRichard Mullen
  • SecretaryJeannie Louie
  • Council MemberCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson
  • Council MemberFrancis “Frenchy” SiJohn
  • Council MemberChairpah Matheson
  • Council Member Leta Campbell

2001

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson
  • SecretaryJeannie Louie
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberFrancis “Frenchy” SiJohn
  • Council MemberChairpah Matheson
  • Council MemberValerie Fast Horse

2000

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanNorma Peone
  • SecretaryJeannie Louie
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson
  • Council MemberValerie Fast Horse
  • Council MemberFrancis “Frenchy” SiJohn

1999

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanNorma Peone
  • SecretaryRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberNorman Campbell - [Removed 6/99]
  • Council MemberCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson
  • Council MemberValerie Fast Horse
  • Council MemberFrancis “Frenchy” SiJohn

1998

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence Aripa [deceased 10/98] Replaced By - Henry SiJohn
  • SecretaryNorma Peone
  • Council MemberHenry SiJohn [deceased 2/99] Replaced By - Charles A. Matheson
  • Council MemberNorman Campbell
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson [Replaced by - Marjorie E. Zarate]

1997

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence S. Aripa
  • SecretaryNorma J. Peone
  • Council MemberNorman L. Campbell
  • Council MemberMarjorie E. “Matheson” Zarate
  • Council MemberCharles A. “Chuck” Matheson
  • Council MemberHenry J. SiJohn

1996

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence S. Aripa
  • SecretaryNorma J. Peone
  • Council MemberNorman L. Campbell
  • Council MemberMarjorie E. “Matheson” Zarate
  • Council MemberAlbert R. Garrick
  • Council MemberHenry J. SiJohn

1995

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence S. Aripa
  • SecretaryNorma J. Peone
  • Council MemberNorman L. Campbell
  • Council MemberMarjorie E. “Matheson” Zarate
  • Council MemberAlbert R. Garrick
  • Council MemberHenry J. SiJohn

1994

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence S. Aripa
  • SecretaryMarjorie E. “Matheson” Zarate
  • Council MemberNorman L. Campbell
  • Council MemberNorma J. Peone
  • Council MemberAlbert R. Garrick
  • Council MemberHenry J. SiJohn

1993

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence S. Aripa
  • SecretaryMargaret R. “Mahoney” Jose’
  • Council MemberMarjorie E. “Matheson” Zarate
  • Council MemberNorma J. Peone
  • Council MemberAlbert R. Garrick
  • Council MemberHenry J. SiJohn

1992

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence S. Aripa
  • SecretaryMargaret R. “Mahoney” Jose’
  • Council MemberMarjorie E. “Matheson” Zarate
  • Council MemberNorma J. Peone
  • Council MemberAlbert R. Garrick
  • Council MemberHenry J. SiJohn

1991

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence Aripa
  • SecretaryMargaret Jose
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberNorma Peone
  • Council MemberAlbert Garrick
  • Council MemberHenry SiJohn

1990

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence Aripa
  • SecretaryMargaret Jose
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberNorma Peone
  • Council MemberAlbert Garrick
  • Council MemberHenry SiJohn

1989

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanRichard Mullen
  • SecretaryMargaret Jose
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberNorma Peone
  • Council MemberAlbert Garrick
  • Council MemberLawrence Aripa

1988

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanHenry SiJohn
  • SecretaryMargaret Jose
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberLouie Mahoney
  • Council MemberLawrence Aripa
  • Council MemberAlbert Garrick

1987

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanHenry SiJohn
  • SecretaryLawrence Aripa
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberLouie Mahoney
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberAlbert Garrick

1986

  • ChairmanErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Vice-ChairmanHenry SiJohn
  • SecretaryLawrence Aripa
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberLouie Mahoney
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberAlbert Garrick

1985

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanHenry SiJohn
  • SecretaryErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberDave Matheson
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberLawrence Aripa

1984

  • ChairmanDavid Matheson
  • Vice-ChairmanHenry SiJohn
  • SecretaryRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberBernard LaSarte
  • Council MemberNorma Peone
  • Council MemberErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar

1983

  • ChairmanDavid Matheson
  • Vice-ChairmanHenry SiJohn
  • SecretaryRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberDomnick Curley
  • Council MemberBernard LaSarte
  • Council MemberNorma Peone
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Jr.

1982

  • ChairmanDavid Matheson
  • Vice-ChairmanHenry SiJohn
  • SecretaryRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberBernard LaSarte
  • Council MemberNorma Peone
  • Council MemberLouie Mahoney/Mitch Michael Jr.

1981

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberLawrence Aripa
  • Council MemberHenry SiJohn
  • Council MemberLouie Mahoney
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen

1980

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberNorma Peone
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen
  • Council MemberLouie Mahoney
  • Council MemberLawrence Aripa

1979

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryNorma Peone
  • Council MemberLawrence Aripa
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Jr.
  • Council MemberLouie Mahoney
  • Council MemberRichard Mullen

1978

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberNorma Peone
  • Council MemberRoberta Nomee
  • Council MemberLouie Mahoney
  • Council MemberVictor LaSarte

1977

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberHillary Skanen
  • Council MemberVictor LaSarte
  • Council MemberErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Council MemberRoberta Henry

1976

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberHillary Skanen
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Jr.
  • Council MemberErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Council MemberRoberta Henry

1975

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberErnest L. “Ernie” Stensgar
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Jr.
  • Council MemberBlanche LaSarte
  • Council MemberNoel Campbell

1974

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberHillary Skanen
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Jr.
  • Council MemberBlanche LaSarte
  • Council MemberNoel Campbell

1973

  • ChairmanHillary Skanen
  • Vice-ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • SecretaryBlanche LaSarte
  • Council MemberNoel Campbell
  • Council MemberEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberMarceline Kevis

1972

  • ChairmanHillary Skanen
  • Vice-ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • SecretaryCecilia Abrahamson
  • Council MemberNoel Campbell (Sec. 5/72-6/72)
  • Council MemberHenry Aripa
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberMarceline Kevis

1971

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberMarceline Kevis
  • Council MemberCecilia Abrahamsom
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry
  • Council MemberHenry Aripa

1970

  • ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George/Baptiste Meshell
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberCecilia Abrahamsom
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry
  • Council MemberHillary Skanen

1969

  • ChairmanOswald George
  • Vice-ChairmanBernard LaSarte
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberRamona Hodgson
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry
  • Council Member Hillary Skanen

1968

  • ChairmanOswald George
  • Vice-ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberRamona Hodgson
  • Council MemberHillary Skanen
  • Council MemberBernard LaSarte

1967

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberRamona Hodgson
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberBernard LaZSarte

1966

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberRamona Hodgson
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberBernard LaSarte

1965

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberRamona Hodgson
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberBarnard LaSarte

1964

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberIsaac SiJohn Sr.
  • Council MemberRamona Hodgson
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberBernard LaSarte

1963

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberTom Peone
  • Council MemberBaptiste Meshell
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberBernard LaSarte

1962

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryEvan Abraham
  • Council MemberTom Peone
  • Council MemberBaptiste Meshel
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberBernard LaSarte

1961

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryLena Louie/Evan Abraham
  • Council MemberHenry Aripa
  • Council MemberBaptiste Meshell
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberTom Peone

1960

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberHenry Aripa
  • Council MemberDavid Garrick/Baptiste Meshell
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberEvan Abraham

1959

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberHenry Aripa
  • Council MemberDavid Garrick
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemus

1958

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberHenry Aripa
  • Council MemberDavid Garrick
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemus

1957

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanOswald George
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberHenry Aripa
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemus
  • Council MemberHilary Falcon/Ignace Williams

1956

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanHenry Aripa
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberOswald George
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemus
  • Council MemberMarceline Kevis

1955

  • ChairmanLawrence Nicodemus
  • Vice-ChairmanFelix Aripa
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry
  • Council MemberOswald George
  • Council MemberMarceline Kevis
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.

1954

  • ChairmanFelix Aripa
  • Vice-ChairmanLawrence Nicodemus
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry
  • Council MemberMarceline Kevis
  • Council MemberTom Peone/Mitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberPascal George/Ignace Williams

1953

  • ChairmanPascal George
  • Vice-ChairmanFelix Aripa
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberIgnace Williams
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry
  • Council MemberMitch Michael Sr.
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemus

1952

  • ChairmanPascal George
  • SecretaryMildred Parr/Lena Louie
  • Council MemberFelix Aripa (Acting Secretary)
  • Council MemberIgnace Williams
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemus
  • Council MemberOswald George/Mitch Michael Sr.

1951

  • ChairmanPascal George
  • Vice-ChairmanFelix Aripa
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberOswald George
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemus
  • Council MemberIgnace Williams
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry/David Garrick

1950

  • ChairmanPascal George
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberIgnace Williams
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemous
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry/Felix Aripa
  • Council MemberOswald George
  • Council MemberDavid Garrick
  • InterpreterIgnace Garry

1949

  • ChairmanJoseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanPascal George
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberJoseph Seltice
  • Council MemberOswald George
  • Council MemberLawrence Nicodemous
  • Council MemberIgnace Williams
  • ChiefIgnace Garry

1948

  • ChairmanJoseph Seltice/Joseph Garry
  • Vice-ChairmanPascal George
  • SecretaryJoseph Garry/Lawrence Nicodemous
  • Council MemberLena Louie
  • Council MemberTom Peone
  • Council MemberBazel Campbell
  • Council MemberIgnace Williams

1947

  • ChairmanJoseph Seltice
  • Vice-ChairmanPascal George
  • SecretaryLena Louie
  • Council MemberTom Peone
  • Council MemberIgnace Williams
  • Council MemberBazel Campbell
  • Council MemberJoseph Garry