Dark Side of the Sun
Pronounced: Mar-Ick-KA! (exclamation is required for respect)
On top of a lush plateau, there exists a tribe of Aarakocra. The plateu sucks water up from underground keeping it lush and beautiful. For the most part, the tribe wants nothing to do with the out side world, they're isolationists.
The elders are a group of birds who have seen the outside world and have returned to take what they have found outside the tribe, then decide if it is a worthy thing to do in Merica!. There is no true leader of the tribe, it is more small leaders of sections of the people. On the full moon, they hold small town halls. Its not a perfect system but it works so far.