Tribal Government

by Mescalero Apache Tribe | October 20, 2015 4:43 pm

The powers of government within the Mescalero Apache Tribe are divided into three distinct departments: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.

Executive

The Executive Department of the Mescalero Apache Tribe Government consist of a president, a vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer. The president and vice-president of the Mescalero Apache Tribe are elected and the remaining officers are appointed by the president in agreement with the tribal council.   

Eddie Martinez

President

Ardena Orosco

Secretary

Bernalyn “Gina” Via

Vice President

Marilyn Blaylock

Treasurer

Legislative

The legislative powers of the Mescalero Apache Tribe rests in the collaborative Mescalero Apache Tribal Council whom hold sessions at the seat of the tribal government. The tribal council consist of eight (8) members, including the Secretary and Treasurer of the Executive officers, that are elected at large through voting from enrolled tribal members of the Mescalero Apache Tribe.

Owen Little

Councilman

Danny Breuninger

Councilman

Larry Brusuelas, Jr.

Councilman

Idella Starr

Councilwoman

Anthony Mendez

Councilman

Robert Rice

Councilman

Judiciary

The judicial power of the Mescalero Apache Tribe is vested in the Tribal Courts[1], including a Trial and Appellate Court. The trial court consist of a chief judge and two associate judges appointed by the President of the Mescalero Apache Tribe in accordance by the tribal council of not less than a three-fourths majority vote.

Contact Info:

Tribal Council Office (575) 464-4494

Tribal Court Office (575) 464-0414 

Endnotes:
  1. Tribal Courts: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/mtc/

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