(641) 484-4678 Toll Free: 1-800-944-9503 Fax: (641) 484-5424


Executive Offices

The Executive Management mission is to promote and preserve the Tribe’s sovereign power and authority through development and management of a variety of tribal governmental operations.



The Executive Management office guides decisions, facilitates meetings, issues and implements Tribal Council directives, and provides an avenue of communication for internal and external agencies, businesses and community members and oversee Tribal Operations and its services.


Requests for a work session or to be on the agenda can be picked up at either the Tribal Center’s front desk or from the Administrative Assistant for the Tribal Council. Requests to be on the agenda must be received the Friday before a Council meeting per Tribal Council policy. If you have a complaint, please submit a letter, sign it and provide contact information to either the Tribal Center’s Human Resources office or Executive office. Enrolled Tribal members may request to inspect the books of account. All requests for such review will be accepted, approved by the Executive Director, sent to the Tribal Treasurer for approval per policy.


Executive Staff
Executive Director Lawrence SpottedBird
Deputy Executive Director TBH
Grant Development Coordinator Rita Shoeneman
Construction Project Manager Brett Westphal
Hemp Operations Director TBH
Assistant Hemp Director TBH
Tribal Council Secretary TBH
Executive Assistant Merona Jefferson
Tribal Center Receptionists Nicole Kapayou & Jane Kapayou



Physical Address: Mailing Address: Phone: 641.484.4678
349 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339
349 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339
Fax: 641.484.5424


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