Meskwaki Nation Elections

Our Mission

“Tribal Sovereignty… the ability to govern ourselves without interference from outside sources.”

About Tribal Elections

Because our ancestors had the tenacity and foresight to purchase land, the Meskwaki Settlement is not an Indian Reservation but private purchased property – a Sovereign Nation.  Our land is held in common by all Tribal members.

The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is the only federally recognized Indian tribe in Iowa. We have our own constitution, codified laws, 13 full-time police officers, and a fully functioning court system. We are governed by a seven-member Tribal Council. Eligible Tribal members have voting rights and may petition and/or cast votes for Tribal Council member seats (staggered terms), vacancies, council actions, meetings, constitutional changes, provisions, ratifications, etc., as necessary. Please see the Tribal Constitution for specific details.

As various votes/elections are called and/or deemed necessary, Tribal members can find specific information about them in the member’s only section of this website along with paper postings in the official posting places around the Settlement, by mail, and by contacting any Election Committee member, the Executive Director, and/or any Tribal Council member.

Members of the Election Committee


Vacant Chairperson
Vacant Vice Chair
Zachary Wanatee Member
Tyler Lasley Member
Alexis Walker Member
Open Member
Leigh Lasley Secretary / Treasurer
JoAnn Youngbear Member
Vestana Lasley Alternate


Contact the Election Committee

The Election Committee can be reached by email at:  [email protected].

Contact the Meskwaki Nation

Get in touch with our main office if you have general questions or need assistance finding the correct department to contact.