Roles & Responsibilities 

The Council of chiefs is composed of one traditional leader from each of the Republic’s states. The council advises the President on matters concerning traditional laws, customs and their relationship to the Constitution and the laws of Palau.

Palau’s traditional chiefs have advisory authority at the national level through the Council of Chiefs. This council is highly respected and works closely with the elected officials on a variety of local and regional issues. This ensures the preservation of traditional ways and the continued success of the democratic government.

Contact Info:
Tel: (680) 488-3350/5313
Fax: (680) 488-3846

The Chief titles and their respective States

State Title
Koror Ibedul
Melekeok Reklai
Ngeraard Maderngebuked
Ngerchelong Uongerchetei
Ngiwal Uongruious
Ngchesar Ngirakebou
Airai (Irrai) Ngiraked
Ngeremlengui Ngirturong
Peleliu (Beliliou) Obak
Angaur (Ngeaur) Ucherbelau
Aimeliik (Imeliik) Rengulbai
Ngatpang (Ngetbang) Rekemesik
Ngardamau Beouch
Kayangel (Ngcheangel) Rdechor
Sonsorol Nurap
Hatohobei Heimong