The Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi has seven elected Tribal Council Members. The Missisquoi Abenaki Tribal Council acts as an advisory group to the Chairman and enacts resolutions which have the force of LAW when approved by a simple majority at a regular citizenship meeting.
In 2015, the Abenaki Tribal Council established the Maquam Bay of Missisquoi (MBM), whose aim was to improve the socio-economic and educational conditions of community members.
The MBM (a non-profit organization) became the “social service” arm of the community, while the Tribal Council pursued a political agenda which could lead to formal State and Federal Recognition with appropriate rights, privileges, and dignities.
State recognized by Governor Peter Shumlin on Monday, May 7th, 2012 in Montpelier, Vermont.– From the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi St. Francis/Sokoki Band website.