John Dunnagan is from the Bundy Clan and acts as the Vice-Chief of the Miami Nation of Indiana. He has served his tribal community for nearly 20 years as the Complex Director for the Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana, Inc., Tribal Historian, Historic Preservation Officer/NAGPRA Coordinator, and a tribal council member. For the past 13 years Mr. Dunnagan has acted as the Nation’s Vice-Chief.
John frequently volunteers his time to share tribal history with communities through the State of Indiana and is often found sitting and singing at one of the tribe’s multiple drums. Vice-Chief Dunnagan enjoys spending time with his wife, Faye, and their three children, their children’s spouses, and five grandchildren
Secretary Sarah E. Siders
Pimyotahmah Clan - Holds Grandfather Seat, resides in Marion, Indiana, Retired school teacher, made contributions to the revamping of Indiana History for the Department of Education for the State of Indiana. Daughter of Velma E. Mongosa who was the daughter of Joseph and Eclista Mongosa.
Godfroy Clan - Holds Grandfather Seat, served on Council for Many Years, resides in Peru, Indiana, Retired, Very interested in tribal and family history, especially interested in civil war history to celebrate Indiana Statehood.
Carl Tom Lavoncher II
Meshingomesia Clan - Holds Grandfather seat since 1991, This seat was occupied by my Father, Carl and Uncle Art Lavoncher. Worked in forming the MNI Bingo operations, and revamping Indiana History for the Department of Education for the State of Indiana. Will continue to work towards Federal Recognition and Preservation of our Tribe.
Peconge Clan - Holds the Grandfather seat, Resides in Beech Grove, Engineer at Eli Lilly, Married with 3 children, Lead singer for Twigh Twee and actively involved in many of the Miami Nation Projects.
Meshingomesia Clan - Holds the Grandfather Seat Councilwoman, Resides in South Bend, Married, Mother of 3, Member of the Womens Council
Pimyotahmah Clan - Holds a Grandfather Seat. Resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Head lady Dancer at the 2014 Miami Nation Gathering, Member of the Womens Council, She really enjoys being involved in family and tribal activities. This year, she will be celebrating 10 years of marriage with her husband, Nick, and they have a 4-year-old daughter, Emyle, and a son on the way, Chasity also enjoys volunteering at the MNI food bank, outdoor activities, and beading and leather work.
Mongosa Clan - Holds Grandfather Seat, Resides in Peru, Indiana, welder at Wabash Valley Manufacturing, Principal contact for Miami Days at the Pillars, contributes to Trail of Courage, Grandson of Lyman V. Mongosa.
Rachelle "Sissy" Mongosa
Alaamhsenwa (Wind Dancer)
At Large Councilwoman - currently elected to a 4 year term representing all Miami, Member of the Mongosa Clan, Mother of 3 chidren, born, raised, and resides in Peru, Indiana, serves as Co-Chair of the Womens Council, Teaches classes on how to make Dream Catchers , Hobbies include making jewelry and Native crafts of all sorts, 5th Great Granddaughter of Chief White Wolf.
At Large Councilman - Currently elected to a 4 year term, Resides in McCordsville, Indiana, member of the Meshingomesia Clan, Married and the Father of 3 children, Professional Landscape Architect registered in the State of Indiana, actively involved in many programs including drumming, Miami Nation Gathering, Land Use Planning, Educational presentations. USAF Veteran, 4 years active duty, 7 years active reserves.
At Large Councilwoman - Currently elected to a 4 year term representing all Miami, Member of the Mongosa Clan, resides in Wabash, Indiana, Married with 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren, Registered Nurse at Wabash Hospital in E.R., enjoys demonstrating Miami Living History with her family.
Erin Oliver is a member of the Bundy Clan and an at-large member of the tribal coucil. She is also a governor appointed member of the Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission and a board member of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian a Western Art. Erin is employed as the Associate Director for the Office of Institutional Equity at Purdue University were she serves as the University’s primary point of contact for faculty, staff, and student concerns related to harassment and discrimination and as special counsel for the University’s Office of Legal Counsel.
Ms. Oliver holds a Doctor of Juris degree from the Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan. During her time at MSU she also earned a certificate in Indigenous Law and Policy. Erin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. Ms. Oliver is a member of the Indiana Bar.
In past years, Ms. Oliver served as the Director of Public Relations for the Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana and as Manager of American Indian Student Programs at the University of Wyoming. She resides in Lafayette, Indiana with her husband, Kyle, and two sons, Jonas and Jude.