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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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114 news items

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 ...
The Union Leader
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:03:45 -0700

PORTSMOUTH — Vocalist, pianist, actress and screenwriter Jennifer Porter will perform in a Seacoast Jazz Appreciation Project concert and chat with the audience at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at The Press Room, 77 Daniel St. A Maine native, Jennifer initially ...
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:23:40 -0700

"If you have authority to direct payment from the investor's account to a third party, you can potentially be implicated," said Jennifer Porter of the SEC's Division of Investment Management earlier this year at an industry conference. The commission ...

Baxter Bulletin

Baxter Bulletin
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:09:31 -0700

A four-way race for mayor is on tap at Flippin. Jerald Marberry, Danna J. Hunt, Heith Hogan and Ralph Lanning are in the running for mayor. There are three city council races. Jennifer Porter is being challenged for re-election to the Ward 1, Position ...

Baxter Bulletin

Baxter Bulletin
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:05:59 -0700

Jerald Marberry, Danna J. Hunt, Heith Hogan and Ralph Lanning are in the running for the office. There are three city council races. Jennifer Porter is being challenged for re-election to the Ward 1, Position 1 seat by Daniel Schmidt; Joe Cantrall and ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:41:15 -0700

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers named Gibbons one of the country's “50 Best Law Firms for Women” for 2013. Gibbons is one of only seven law firms nationwide to be included on this since inception in 2007.DisclaimerIf you communicate with us by ...

Temple Daily Telegram

Temple Daily Telegram
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:26:15 -0700

Jennifer Porter speaks during a memorial Tuesday for Franke Gracia at the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center on the Temple College Campus. Porter said she served with Gracia in Afghanistan and took a mathematics class taught by him ...


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:22:30 -0700

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