The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan is a duly constituted Indian Tribe organized pursuant to the Acts of Congress of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984) and May 1, 1936 (49 Stat. 1250). The seven member Tribal Council is the sole governing body of the Tribe as authorized by its Constitution and Bylaws.

The Chilkat Indian Village Council is empowered by its constitution and by-laws to “manage and control all the economic affairs and enterprises of the Village,” “engage in any business that will further the economic well-being of the members of the Village,” and “preserve and cultivate the arts, crafts, and culture of the Indians of this community.”

Tribal Council Members

  • Tribal Council President: Kimberley Strong
  • Vice President: Jones P. Hotch, Jr.
  • Tribal Council Secretary: Mary Jane Valentine
  • Council Members:
    – David Strong, Jr.
    – Shawna Hotch
    – Katrina Hotch
    – Brian Willard

Contact the council at