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Jennifer Porter
Tribal chair of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Assumed office
Preceded by Gary Aitken, Sr.
Personal details
Born c. 1974
Navajo Nation, Fort Defiance
Nationality American
Children Three children

Jennifer Porter is the current tribal chair of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho.[1] She was born in Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance and is half Navajo and half Kootenai.[2] She replaced her uncle on the Kootenai Tribal Council when she was 23. Porter has promoted educational and cultural programs, including a computer program to teach students words from the Kutenai language.[3] She has three children, two of whom attend the Boundary County School District public school.

Porter has been active in efforts to save the Kootenai River white sturgeon.[4]

The Kootenai River white sturgeon, threatened by dam operations, water quality degradation and loss of habitat, was listed as endangered on September 6, 1994. The adult population has been decreasing at an estimated rate of 9 percent per year. Restoration efforts in recent years have focused on managing Libby Dam to mimic spring flow conditions that are hoped to assist the sturgeon to again successfully reproduce ... Kootenai Tribal Chairperson Jennifer Porter adds that "we're hoping our comprehensive project will lead to a healthy ecosystem and the return of our Kootenai resources."[5]

In 2009, she signed an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection "to develop an enhanced tribal card for the purpose of crossing the border with the U.S. and Canada."[6] In January 2012, the Kootenai Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC) was designated "as a travel document acceptable for entering into the United States through a land or sea port of entry."[7]

The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is also one of seven bands of the Kootenai Nation, with two in the United States and five in Canada. Under the current agreement, only members of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho can be issued an ETC.

“We are proud of our partnership with CBP that has led to the issuance of the Kootenai ETC,” said Kootenai Tribal Chairperson Jennifer Porter. “The Kootenai ETC allows our tribal citizens to continue to travel within Kootenai Territory on both sides of the United States-Canada boundary to visit family and practice our culture while helping to secure the border for the greater good of all citizens.”[6]


"In the old days, everyone who was born had a purpose, but that belief had faded away some over the years. Now we are working with our kids to re-instill that mindset. We want our future to remain strong and to continue to move forward ..."[8]


  1. ^ "Kootenai Tribe of Idaho". Retrieved 2006-10-22. 
  2. ^ Cohn, R.J. (December 16, 2008). "Kootenai Tribal Chair Stresses Education for Tribe's Future". Boundary County Digest. 
  3. ^ Golder, Julie (November 23, 2011). "Porter passionate about education, Kootenai culture". Bonners Ferry Herald. 
  4. ^ "Restoring the Kootenai River". The River Journal. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  5. ^ "The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, State of Montana, Federal Agencies and Conservation Groups reach historic agreement to save Kootenai River white sturgeon". US Fish and Wildlife Service. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  6. ^ a b "CBP and Idaho's Kootenai Tribe Sign Memorandum of Agreement to Develop Enhanced Tribal Card". CBP NewsPhotos. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  7. ^ "CBP Designates Kootenai Tribe’s Enhanced Tribal Card as Acceptable Travel Document". CBP.gov. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  8. ^ "Native Village Opportunities" (199). 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 

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Port Clinton News Herald

Port Clinton News Herald
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:18:45 -0700

Mayor Vince Leone hired Max Upton to replace former administrative assistant Jennifer Porter, who had the job from April 2003 until last week. Leone said she was unable provide more than clerical work for the office. "Port Clinton is moving in fast ...


Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:18:45 -0700

When you read books downloaded from the app, for example, hell became heck, bitch became witch, and blowjob became pleasure, according to research from blogger Jennifer Porter. Creators Jared and Kirsten Maughn created the electric eraser of erotica ...

Sandusky Register

Sandusky Register
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:18:18 -0700

What is clear is that Jennifer Porter, former administrative assistant, is no longer working in the city's administrative branch. Porter's name has been removed from the city's voicemail list and replaced with Upton's. It's unclear why Porter's ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:30:00 -0700

'Jesus Christ' becomes 'geez' and so on. 'Bitch' becomes 'witch',” she wrote, adding that body parts also face the axe on Clean Reader. “'Vagina', 'anus', 'buttocks' and 'clitoris' all become 'bottom',” she wrote, pointing to Jennifer Porter's analysis ...

Belgrade News

Belgrade News
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:56:15 -0700

Syndi Ayers also credited her club coach, Jennifer Porter, for helping prepare her for the college game. She competes on Big Sky Volleyball, which recently placed ninth among 88 teams at the annual Colorado Crossroads tournament in Denver. Big Sky ...

Sandusky Register

Sandusky Register
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:47:04 -0700

It's unclear what came of Jennifer Porter, who held the administrative assistant position before Upton. Porter's name, photo, now former title, email address and phone number were listed on the city's website alongside a job opening link, which leads ...
Sandusky Register
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:33:33 -0700

"Mr. Colston had a chance to talk with Mayor Leone and he said that he would have to talk to the law director about city involvement," city office clerk Jennifer Porter told Thom in an email. "He did not want to promise a proclamation or participation ...
Foster's Daily Democrat
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:58:27 -0700

PORTSMOUTH - Jennifer Porter is a vocalist, a pianist, an actor and a screenwriter. At 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, the Seacoast Jazz Appreciation Project - an initiative of the Seacoast Jazz Society - will present the multitalented Porter in a vocal ...

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