From Enterprise Staff
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas will introduce its new principal chief and second chief at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Cultural Center on the tribe’s reservation.
The incoming Chiefs – Mikko Choba (Principal Chief) Kanicu Donnis Battise and Mikko Istimatokla (Second Chief) Millie Thompson Williams – will give remarks and be introduced by Tribal Council Vice Chair Nita Battise at the event Tuesday. The two will be formally inaugurated during a private event on Sunday.
The incoming Mikko Choba currently serves as the Mikko Istimatokla. The previous Mikko Choba Skaalaba Herbert G. Johnson Sr. died in August 2021.
The two chiefs were elected by tribal citizens earlier this year. Williams is the first woman in the history of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to serve as a chief.