Government

Government

 The tribe  is governed by the Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Council, Inc., consisting of  seven members who are elected by the tribal membership with staggered  terms of one to three years. The Tribal Chief's position was formerly  handed down, but recently became an elected position. The tribe also has  an Elders Review Committee and conducts monthly tribal meetings to  inform and educate members about issues of importance to the tribe as a  whole. The opinions and suggestions of tribal members are solicited  during these meetings and are incorporated into the decision-making  process. 

Budget

 The  tribal council employs a tribal staff to handle the day-to-day  operations of the tribe. The Council supervises the staff in the oversight of all  tribal grant programs  and staff provides a monthly reporting of the status of grant activities to  local, state, and federal agencies, private donors, the tribal council,  and tribal members.  The tribe is affiliated with Legal Aid of North  Carolina - Pembroke Office. 

Tribal Council

Chief

Lacy Wayne Freeman

Chairperson

 Matthew Blanks

Secretary

 Eric Graham

Treasurer

 Patricia Andrews

Vice Chair

 Pamela Jacobs 

Member

Darren Freeman

Member

Jessica Spaulding Dingle

Member

James Ervin Freeman