The Pueblo of Jemez is an independent sovereign nation with its own government and tribal court systems. Our secular tribal government includes the Tribal Council, the Governor, two Lt. Governors, two fiscales, and a sheriff. These officials are appointed every year to carry out all secular duties and responsibilities of the tribal government.
The Governor convenes Tribal Council meetings and executes the Council’s decisions. The Second Lieutenant also acts as the Governor of the Pecos culture that merged with their Towa speaking relatives in the 1800s. The Governor becomes a member of the Tribal Council for life after his term.
The 2014 officials are Joshua Madalena, Governor; Kevin R. Shendo, First Lieutenant Governor; and Isaac Romero, Second Lieutenant Governor.
Pueblo of Jemez
P.O. Box 100
Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024
Office: (575) 834-7359
Fax: (575) 834-7331