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Tribal Council Members

Tribal Officers

Darrell G. Seki, Sr.
Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki

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Darrell G. Seki, Sr. is the Tribal Chairman and former Tribal Treasurer of Red Lake Nation.

He was born in Red Lake, Minnesota. Raised by his grandparents, he spent the majority of his life in the culturally rich village of Ponemah.

He graduated from Red Lake High School with honors, and received an Associate Degree in Junior Accounting from Rasmussen College, as well as two years of study at the University of Minnesota. Seki is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He has worked for Red Lake Nation in various capacities for 40 years, including as Executive Administrator.

Elected Treasurer of the Red Lake Tribal Council in 2002, he remained in that position until his election as Tribal Chairman. Darrell is also one of the longest-serving members of the Tribal Interior Budget Council, and has represented the Midwest Region for more than ten years.

He has been happily married for 40 years.

Tribal Secretary
Samuel R. Strong
Red Lake Tribal Secretary Samuel Strong
Annette Johnson
Red Lake Tribal Treasurer Annette Johnson

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Annette Johnson is the Red Lake Nation treasurer — elected in 2014.Over the course of the past several years, Annette has served the Tribe in a variety of capacities, including Chief Financial Officer of Red Lake Gaming Enterprises from 2011 to 2014.

Before that, she was the Assistant Financial Director for the Tribe. She began her career as an accountant/senior accountant for the Tribe in 2005.

Annette graduated from Bemidji State University in 1998 with a degree in accounting. In 2013, she completed her Masters of Tribal Administration and Governance.

District Representatives

Red Lake Tribal Representative Michelle Cobenais

Michelle Barrett-Cobenais

Little Rock

Red Lake Tribal Representative Adrian Beaulieu

Adrian Beaulieu

Little Rock

Red Lake Tribal Representative Glenda Martin

Glenda Martin


Red Lake Tribal Representative Gary Nelson

Gary Nelson


Red Lake Tribal Representative Robert Smith

Robert "Bob" Smith

Red Lake

Red Lake Tribal Representative Donald Good, Sr.

Donald Good, Sr.

Red Lake

Red Lake Tribal Representative Allen D. Pemberton

Allen D. Pemberton


Red Lake Tribal Representative Julius Thunder

Julius "Toady" Thunder


Hereditary Chiefs

Red Lake Hereditary Chief Gerald Spears

Hereditary Chief
Gerald Spears

Red Lake Hereditary Chief Greeting Spear

Hereditary Chief
Greeting Spears, Jr.

Red Lake Hereditary Chief Henry Sutton

Hereditary Chief
Henry Sutton

Red Lake Hereditary Chief James Loud

Hereditary Chief
James Loud

Red Lake Hereditary Chief Darwin Sumner

Hereditary Chief
Darwin Sumner

Red Lake Hereditary Chief Arlan Jourdain, Sr.

Hereditary Chief
Arlan Jourdain, Sr.

Red Lake Hereditary Chief Dan King

Hereditary Chief
Dan King


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