The Chiefs Council is the political arm of Matawa First Nations and is made up of a representing Chief from each member community. The Chiefs’ understanding of community needs allows them to lead the organization in its strategic directions, government relations and policy development.
Matawa Chiefs Council also employs a political and advocacy staff to support its efforts in helping their communities to prosper.
There are number of on-going issues that seek to be addressed between the Chiefs of Matawa and the Minister of Indian Affairs related to the federal governments’ fiduciary and treaty responsibilities. Issues pertaining to housing shortages and related infrastructures, insufficient resources for education, health services and the economic well being of Matawa people now remain critical issues for the Chiefs Council. The Matawa Chiefs' Council is also addressing a number of issues with the Provincial government in the areas of natural resource development and activities in their traditional territories.