Past Presidents

2020-2021: Thomasina Real Bird (Ihanktonwan Oyate)

2019-2020: Robert Saunooke (Eastern Cherokee)

2018-2019: Joel West Williams (Cherokee Nation)

2017-2018: Diandra Benally (Navajo)

2016-2017: Jennifer Weddle (Northern Cheyenne)

2015-2016: Linda Benally (Navajo)

2013-2015: Mary Smith (Cherokee Nation)

2011-2013: Patty Ferguson-Bohnee (Pointe-au-Chien)

2009-2011: Lael Echo Hawk (Pawnee)

2007-2009: Heather Dawn Thompson (Cheyenne River Sioux)

2005-2006: Joseph Martin (Menominee)

2004-2005: Douglas R. Nash (Nez Pearce)

2003-2004: Thomas Weathers (Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska (Aleut))

2002-2003: Suzanne Ojibway Townsend Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa)

2001-2002: Samuel Hill (Lumbee)

2000-2001: Kirke Kickingbird (Kiowa)

1999-2000: Lawrence Baca (Pawnee)

1998-1999: Kalyn Free (Choctaw)

1997- 1998: Richard A. Monette (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)

1996-1997: Kirke Kickingbird (Kiowa)

1995-1996: Arvo Q. Mikkanen (Kiowa/Comanche)

1994-1995: Jonny Bearcub Stiffarm (Assiniboine)

1993-1994: Tricia A. Tingle (Choctaw)

1992-1993: Connie Hart Yellowman (Cheyenne/Arapaho)

1991-1992: Arvo Q. Mikkanen (Kiowa/Comanche)

1990-1991: Judy Leaming (Catawba/Cherokee)

1989-1990: Carey Vicenti (Jicarilla Apache)

1988-1989: Gerald Hill (Oneida Wisconsin)

1987-1988: Rita Keshina (Menominee)

1986-1987: Steve Titla (San Carlos Apache)

1985-1986: Kathleen Simpson

1983-1985: Lawrence Baca (Pawnee)

1982-1983: Alan Parker (Chippewa Cree Tribal Nation)

1981-1982: Unknown

1978-1981: Larry Echo Hawk (Pawnee)

1977-1978: Leroy W. Wilder (Karuk Tribe of California Indians)

1976-1977: W. Richard West, Jr. (Cheyenne/Arapaho)

1973-1976: Thomas Fredericks (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation)