Rottiá:ner (plural), Roiá:ner (singular) is generally translated as Chiefs. Each Chief is named after one of the original founders of the League when it was established. These leaders represent their clan and nation at the Haudenosaunee Grand Council. The Chiefs also serve as leadership within their respective nation. Each Chief is installed by a Clanmother, who use specific criteria to ensure he is qualified to assume this hereditary position.
A Chief is installed for life and is only released on account of merit, sickness, or death.