The Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama operates under a constitution that outlines the rights and responsibilities of CTNEAL citizens; Our Constitution was revised and ratified on June 6, 2006; amendments to the Constitution are made at an Annual Meeting where all active citizens are entitled to participate. Ordinances establish procedures for day-to-day operations and may be adopted at any quarterly Council Meeting, which is open to all citizens. Our Government at present is composed of 2 branches which are needed to run the day-to-day operation of the tribe and reports to the Council.
Officers are elected to four-year terms; there is no term limit. These individuals meet as a group at least monthly in our tribal office to run the day-to-day operation of the tribe. The secretary and treasurer may appoint assistants to help in carrying out their responsibilities.
Officers for the 2019 - 2024 are:
Our Tribal Council, composed of one representative for each district and chaired by our Second Vice Chief, is authorized to make and adopt ordinances as deemed expedient or necessary for the proper management, care and protection of CTNEAL and it's finances and for maintenance of the health, safety, peace, good government and welfare of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama; the Representatives are elected for four year terms. Deputy Representatives may be appointed by the Principal Chief to assist with carrying out the responsibilities of a District Representative.
District Representatives for the 2019-2024 term are:
Cheaha District (Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa counties) - Andrea Penn
Eagle Point District (Chilton, Jefferson & Shelby counties)- Myra Gray
Red Wind District (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Morgan counties) - Dana D'Angelo
Deputy Representative: Seth Penn
Tuckaleechee District (Blount, Cullman, Marion, St. Clair & Winston counties) - Janie Tatro
Deputy Representative: Lynn Davis
Wills Town/Creek Path District (Cherokee, Dekalb, Etowah & Jackson counties) - Erica Brown
Nauvoo District (All remaining counties in Alabama) - TBA
Tanasi District ( All out-of-state Tribal Citizens) - Sharon Garrett
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