Government of the Abenaki Tribe at Nulhegan-Memphremagog

 Like many governments, ours consists of three-branches: 

Nulhegan Abenaki Tribal Government

The Executive Branch

 This consists of a Chief (Sogomo) and a 2nd Chief (Sogomis) who are nominated by the councils and decided by election.  This branch also includes the administrative appointees enlisted by the Chief and/or 2nd Chief, as well as elected officials such as Secretary and Treasurer.  It is the responsibility of the Administration to maintain the day-to-day operations, security, and services of the tribe.


Chief: Don Stevens
War Chief: Bernie Mortz 

The Legislative Branch

This is composed of an elected Tribal Council of 5 -13 members from various families within the tribe.  It is the responsibility of the Tribal Council to make laws and decisions that will benefit and empower the Nulhegan community today and tomorrow.


Tom Beck
Peter Kenney
Mickey Garfield
Gail Girard
Mike Descoteaux
Lucy Cannon-Neel
Nicole St. Onge

The Judicial Branch

 This is represented by an Elders Council or Council of Judges. 
It is the responsibility of the Elders Council to interpret the Nulhegan constitution during disputes where two or more parties acting on behalf of the tribe cannot agree and/or when allegations are filed.

Billie Largy
Bernie Mortz
Lorna Garfield
Charlie Delaney