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Office of the Tribal Chief

Chief Phyliss J. Anderson

Phyliss J. Anderson, a native of the Red Water community, serves her people as Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Chief Anderson was officially sworn in as the first woman chief in Choctaw History during an inauguration ceremony on October 4, 2011. Chief Anderson, fluent in the Choctaw language, has more than 26 years of experience with tribal government management including eight years as tribal council representative and four years as Secretary-Treasurer of the Tribe. She is committed to building tribal financial stability; operating an accountable, responsible and transparent government; and building the quality of life on the reservation. Chief Anderson is married to Ricky Anderson, Sr. and is the mother to three, stepmother to four and grandmother to four.

First 100 Day Plan

  1. Restore Unity Among Tribal Governing Bodies and Our People
  2. Conduct a Financial Audit of All Tribal Finances
  3. Implement Cost of Living Increase for Lower Salary Brackets
  4. End Contracts with Mercury Gaming, Titan Agency and Atlanta Braves
  5. Designate a Tribal Advocate at the Pearl River Resort and Bok Homa Casino
  6. End Job Intimidation and Fear of Job Loss
  7. Restore Trust and Confidence In the Office of the Tribal Chief