When the Brothertown first came together, it was decided that a form of "town government" would be used to guide the Tribe.  However, long-held customs strongly influenced this different approach to governance.  It never looked exactly like "town government," but evolved over many generations and a number of moves by the Tribe, and has continued to evolve.  The four officers and five members of the Council are now elected by the membership at large.

2017 Election Results - David Hankwitz was re-elected as our Tribal Secretary, Skip Blanc was re-elected on council, Craig Cottrell was elected to fill an open council position, and Greg Wilson was elected as Peacemaker.

Jeremy Marx

Jessica Ryan  (Skeesuck)

Pictured above, Jeremy Marx, Jessica Ryan, & Linda Shady


In addition to their Council responsibilities, officers and members hold leadership and liaison roles in other areas, including cultural and historical preservation, economic development, enrollment, land management, operations, government outreach, and strategic planning.

Council Contact info:

Jeremy Marx  (Chairman) -  BrothertownChair@BrothertownIndians.org
Bob Fowler (Vice-Chairman) -  BrothertownViceChair@BrothertownIndians.org
Michelle Wood (Treasurer) -  BrothertownTreas@BrothertownIndians.org
David Hankwitz (Secretary) -BrothertownSec@BrothertownIndians.org
Skip Blanc - Sblanc@BrothertownIndians.org
Jessica Ryan - JLRyan@BrothertownIndians.org
Linda Shady - LShady@BrothertownIndians.org
Roger Straw - RStraw@BrothertownIndians.org
Craig Cottrell - salesnative@gmail.com
Peacemakers - Greg Wilson, Renee Gralewicz, Dennis Gramentz, Edd Welsh  & Jerome Welshl of