Tribal Business Council

The Three Affiliated Tribes Business Council is comprised of six Segment Representatives and the Chairman. Below you will find the different committees and members as well as links to the Tribal Business Council member's biographies and contact information.

 
 
 Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Tribal Business Council (from L to R): Councilman Frank Grady-Four Bears Segment, Councilman Mervin Packineau-Parshall Segment, Councilman Randy Phelan-West Segment, Chairman Mark Fox, Councilman Fred Fox-White Shield Segment, Councilman Cory Spotted Bear-Twin Buttes Segment and Councilwoman Monica Mayer-North Segment.

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Tribal Business Council (from L to R): Councilman Frank Grady-Four Bears Segment, Councilman Mervin Packineau-Parshall Segment, Councilman Randy Phelan-West Segment, Chairman Mark Fox, Councilman Fred Fox-White Shield Segment, Councilman Cory Spotted Bear-Twin Buttes Segment and Councilwoman Monica Mayer-North Segment.

 
 

 
 
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mha nation Tribal chairman

Mark N. Fox

Mark N. Fox is the Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. Fox is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and has earned his law degree in 1993 from the University of North Dakota. The Chairman has served on various national boards including DOE's Energy Work Group, ITMA, and the National Indian Gaming Association. Renowned for his work in the areas of taxation, gaming, energy, and economic development, Fox is a strong advocate for tribal sovereignty. Spending time with family, participating in health related events and marathons, and also partaking in charitable and non-profit events are also important to Chairman Fox.

 

Phone: 701-627-4781  
Fax: 701-627-3503
chairmanfox@mhanation.com

 
 

 
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MHA Nation VIce-Chairman | West Segment (Mandaree)

Randy Phelan

Jude Randall Phelan Sr. was born on July 7, 1964 to the late Alonzo Young Bear Phelan and Adele Fredericks Phelan. His maternal grandparents are the late Walter Young Bear and Pearl Burr Young Bear, his paternal grandparents are the late Charles Fredericks and Emma Snow. Randy is the youngest of his siblings, Alonzo Jr., Gary, Terry, Ambrose and LouAnn. Randy and his sister LouAnn are the only ones living today. His given name is (Maaishu-Shibisha) Black Eagle which was given to him by Paul Rosario. He belongs to the Midibadi Clan (Water Buster) and is a child of the Me’ci Noga (Flint Knife Clan).

He was raised with Hidatsa being his first language, the Hidatsa language was the only language his parents and grandparents spoke in their home.  At the tender age of four Randy began singing with his dad and his grandpa’s and uncles, and still sings today. He has his own drum group (White Lodge) where he travels throughout Indian country to many celebrations. Randy has been called upon to sing at many events on and off the Reservation. He recently was asked to sing in Medora when one of our tribal members was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He was also asked to sing at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. These are just a few of the many events that he was asked and honored to bring his drum group White Lodge in and sing....

Committees

  • Natural Resources Committee, Chairman

  • Education Committee, Member

Phone: 701-627-8154
Fax: 701-627-2581
rphelan@mhanation.com

 
 
 

 
 
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MHA Nation Executive secretary | south east Segment (white shield)

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Fred Fox is Councilman and Representative from White Shield East Segment. As a councilman, he is Chairman of the Judicial Committee/Human Resources and a member of tribes’ Natural Resources; Economic Development; and Education Committees.

In 2012, Fox was elected to his position as White Shield Representative with a majority vote, one of only a few Tribal candidates won their election by a majority vote. In 2016, Fox was elected without opposition.

Fred has worked with the tribe for 18 years. His work experience includes administrator of the Three Affiliated Tribes Energy Department; administrator for National Resources and Director of Water Resources for the Tribe.

 

Committees

  • Judicial Committee, Chairman

  • Natural Resources Committee, Member

  • Health & Human Resource Committee, Member

Phone: 701-743-4244
Fax: 701-743-4191
ffox@mhanation.com

EDUCATION

Ft. Berthold Community College
Associate in Science and Liberal Arts, 1999

Minot State University
Bachelor's Degree, Management, 2003

University of Mary
Master's Degree, Management, 2006

 

 
 
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MHA Nation TREASURER | north East Segment (PARSHALL/LUCKY MOUND)

MERVIN PACKINEAU

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Committees

  • Economic Development Committee, Member

Phone: 701-627-8216
Fax: 701-627-3216
mpackineau@mhanation.com

 
 

 
 
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MHA Nation councilman| four bears Segment

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Councilman Frank Grady is an enrolled member of the MHA Nation on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.
He is Mandan and Hidatsa Prairie Chicken Clan and child of knife clan. His Indian name is “Diisha Giidabish” which translates to “Far away Buffalo.” Frank has spent most of his life living on Fort Berthold, working in many different positions. Some of his former positions include The Four Bears Community Board Chairman and Four Bears Community Building Manager. Frank has always done his best to help assist the elders and other members of the Four Bears Community. In 2014 Frank won the 2014 Election and became the Current Four Bears Segment Representative of the MHA Nation. He strives to do what is best for his segment by giving the people their voices back. Frank also sings with the little shell drum group and has traveled all across the country to sing at various powwows and events. He has also been a part of Four Bears Powwow and Little Shell Powwow Committees numerous times.

Committees

  • Health & Human Resource Committee, Chairman

  • Judicial Committee, Member


Phone: 701-627-8229
Fax: 701-627-4884
frankgrady@mhanation.com

 
 

 
 
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MHA Nation councilman| South segment (Twin Buttes)

cory spotted bear

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Committees

  • Education Committee, Chairman

  • Economic Development Committee, Member

Phone: 701-627-4781
Fax: 701-627-3472
coryspottedbear@mhanation.com

 
 
 

MHA Nation councilwoman| north segment (New Town)

monica mayer, m.d.

Councilwoman Monica Mayer represents the residents of North Segment for the Tribal Business Council of the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara, Nation.

Monica Mayer, MD, "Good Medicine", is an enrolled member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara nation. She's the oldest daughter of Avis Baker Mayer and the late Ervin Mayer. She is also the oldest granddaughter of the late May Howard-Coffey and the late Adrian Baker. Dr. Mayer is a lifelong resident of New Town and attended Edwin Loe Elementary and graduated from New Town High School in 1978. 

EDUCATION

University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Doctorate of Medicine

Associate of Arts in Business Administration
 
Bachelors of Science in Education

 

Committees

  • Economic Development Committee, Chairwoman

  • Natural Resources Committee, Member

  • Health & Human Resource Committee, Member

  • Judicial Committee, Member

  • Education Committee, Member

Phone: 701-627-8295
Fax: 701-627-3220
mmayer@mhanation.com