Shimeka Bass, Red Bird Band Council Member

Shimeka Bass was born and raised in Lake Charles, La. and currently resides in Lafayette La. She is married with one son and a step son. She is a council member for the Red Bird Band. Shimeka believes it is important to educate the communities of the tribe’s existence and would like to assist the tribe in the pursuit of federal recognition and acknowledgement. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and currently works as a Health Initiatives Representative with the American Cancer Society.

“I’d like to personally see this tribe receive the same recognition of many other tribes such as Louisiana’s Coushatta tribe and take it a step further than just federal recognition, but also to look into lost attributes and financial retribution.”

For any concerns regarding the Red Bird Band, contact Shimeka at