Tribal Government

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is a sovereign, federally recognized Indian Nation, with its own constiution and government. The Lower Elwha Tribal Council, or Business Committee, which consists of five elected officials serving staggering three-year-terms, governs the Tribe.


The Business Committee has full and ultimate responsibility for management of all Tribal programs operating on an annual budget. The Community Council is comprised of the eligible voting Tribal members, who in act the laws for the governance of the land and the people under its jurisdiction.