The Makah Council is the elected governing body of the Makah Tribe on the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Washington. Neah Bay is the central village of the Makah Reservation. The Makah Reservation is located on a portion of the Tribe’s original tribal land as a result of a U.S. Treaty ratified in 1859. The Makah Council operates under a constitution and Bylaws dated May 16, 1936. Serving the Makah Tribal Council is the Makah tribal organization, which is made of employees and a managerial level staff of directors under a general manager.
Elections for Tribal Council are held annually and each elected council member serves a staggered three year term. The Tribal government’s daily administration is managed by the General Manager. Each program director reports directly to the General Manager.