The Chairmen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa since the establishment of the Tribe under the constitution of 1932:
  • 1932-1940 Kanick (Walking with Thunder)
  • 1940, 1941, 1943, and 1944 Louis Marion
  • 1942, 1947 Frank Vondal
  • 1945, 1946, 1948, 1950-1953, Edward (Chick) Jollie
  • 1949 Norbert Davis
  • 1954-58, Patrick Gourneau
  • 1959-61 Louis LaFountain
  • 1962-1963 Francis Cree
  • 1964-1965 Andrew Turcotte replaced by Reginald (Tiny) Brien
  • 1966-1967 Mary Cornelius replaced by Russell Davis, who was then replaced by Reginald (Tiny) Brien
  • 1968-1969 Mary Cornelius replaced by Peter Marcellais
  • 1970-1971 Edwin James Henry succeeded by Gregory LaVallie
  • 1972-78, 1980-1982, Edwin James Henry
  • 1978-1980 Wayne Keplin
  • 1982-88, 1992-1994, 1998-2000 Richard (Jiggers) LaFromboise
  • 1988-1992, 1994-1996, Twila Martin-Kekahbah
  • 1996-1998 Melvin Lenoir (Senior) succeeded by Raphael DeCoteau
  • 2000-2002 Richard Monette replaced by Melvin Mike Lenoir
  • 2002-2004 Richard Monette succeeded by Leon Morin
  • 2004-2006 Kenneth W. Davis
  • 2006-2008 David (Doc) Brien
  • 2008-2010 Richard Marcellais
  • 2010 to present Merle St.Claire
Merle St Claire, Current Chairman
Louis Marion 2nd Chairman

Patrick Gourneau, 6th Chairman
9/11/2012 05:53:48 am

First time to your blog and just wanted to say hello.

Holly Williams (Johnson)
3/15/2013 10:14:05 pm

Hello, I am on here looking to find out about my past if there is anyone that could help me please give them my name and email. I am an enrolled member of Turtle mountain but both of my biological parents have passed away. I was adopted and want to know more about my heritage. Thank you.

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1/15/2014 02:31:16 pm

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2/7/2014 04:39:43 pm

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3/5/2014 01:34:45 pm

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1/28/2017 12:36:50 am

My uncle is Melvin Lenoir, he's my grandma's brother she was always proud of him


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    Content is provided by Kade M. Ferris M.S.  Kade has a B.A. in anthropology and history from University of North Dakota, and a M.S. degree in anthropology from North Dakota State University.  Kade serves as the Historical Society board Vice President and is a professional historian and anthropologist with over 18 years of experience.  He serves as the THPO and Director of Natural Resources for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and is the Vice President of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Historical Society Board.


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