GOVERNMENT

Governor’s Office

The Governor is elected by the voters of the Pueblo and serves a three year term. He is aided by his staff which consist of the Department Directors and/or Supervisors of the various departments. The Governor or his designee shall serve as the official spokesperson for the Pueblo. Christopher A. Moquino will serve as Governor from 2021-2023.

 

Christopher A. Moquino
Governor
02 Tunyo Po
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Email address: governor@sanipueblo.org  

 

Patricia (Kitty) Montoya
Executive Assistant
Office: (505) 455-4101
Email address: governorsassistant@sanipueblo.org

Our Government

The Pueblo de San Ildefonso has its own Governance Agreement – similar to a written constitution.There are three branches to our government.

 

Legislature

Ten Council Representatives are elected by the voters of the Pueblo;  they serve two year staggered terms with five Representatives elected at each general election. The Council Representatives make and pass laws following the written Council Procedures.
2021 Public Tribal Council Contact List

 

Executive

One member of the Pueblo is elected every 3 years to serve as the Governor.  He/she is authorized to enforce all the laws of the Pueblo and speak for the Pueblo.

 

Judicial

We have a tribal court (civil and criminal and some administrative) and a Supreme Court which hears appeals from the trial court.The Tribal Judge is appointed by the Governor, and the Supreme court is by appointment (1 by the Governor, 1 by the Council) and one elected to serve a 3 year term.

Our laws and resolutions are online at this address:  law.sanipueblo.org

We are located across from the Tribal Administration Building (02 Tunyo PO).

Court Hours:

The Tribal Court is currently manned on an as needed basis.  To make a payment or to see the Court Clerk, call the Court Clerk below to set a time to meet.

Court Clerk:

Darby Buchholtz

505-455-7500

Fax 505-455-7942

tribalcourts@sanipueblo.org

Judge:

Mekko Miller

Probation Officer: