Our Tribe still carries on our traditional way of governing: a Council consisting of one elected representative from each of the seven families that make up the High Plains settlement. The Sappony continue to practice shared leadership through an elected a Tribal Chair and Chief. An Executive Committee including an Executive Director, Secretary and Financial Officer help with the daily business of the tribe. Committees established by the council address specific community concerns such as education, cultural, public relations and economic development. All positions in the tribe are volunteer – the dedication to Tribe and family in order to further their mission is the backbone of their governance.