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Commission on Indian Services logoLegislative Commission on Indian Services

Phone: 503-986-1067

LCIS@oregonlegislature.gov                   
Address: 900 Court St. NE, Room 167, Salem, OR 97301
Mitch Sparks, Executive Director

 

 
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The Legislative Commission on Indian Services (LCIS) was created by statute in 1975 to improve services to Indians in Oregon. Its 13 members are appointed jointly by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House to a two-year term. LCIS members select their own officers to serve one-year terms of office.

Prior to its establishment, there was no suitable mechanism in state government to consider Indian concerns directly. LCIS serves as the main forum in which Indian concerns are considered. It serves as a conduit through which concerns are channeled through the network to the appropriate entity; it serves as a point of access for finding out about state government programs and Indian communities; and it serves as a catalyst for bringing about change where change is needed.

 

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LCIS Commission Membership

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CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF GRAND RONDE COMMUNITY
Cheryle Kennedy, Tribal Council Chair and LCIS Chair
cheryle.kennedy@grandronde.org

 

COQUILLE INDIAN TRIBE
Brenda Meade, Tribal Chairperson & LCIS Vice-Chair
brendameade@coquilletribe.org

 

COW CREEK BAND OF UMPQUA TRIBE OF INDIANS
Dan Courtney, Tribal Chairman
dlcourtney5431@msn.com 

 

BURNS PAIUTE TRIBE
Eric Hawley, Tribal Chairman
Eric.Hawley@burnspaiute-nsn.gov 

 

CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF COOS, LOWER UMPQUA & SIUSLAW INDIANS
Doc Slyter, Tribal Chairman
dslyter@ctclusi.org

 

CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF SILETZ INDIANS
Delores Pigsley, Tribal Chairman
dpigsley@msn.com

 

KLAMATH TRIBES
Don Gentry, Tribal Chairman
don.gentry@klamathtribes.com

 

CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION
Gary Burke, Board of Trustees Chairman
garyburke@ctuir.org

 
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE WARM SPRINGS RESERVATION OF OREGON
Raymond Tsumpti, Tribal Chairman
 
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State Senator Bill Hansell
Sen.BillHansell@oregonlegislature.gov

 

State Senator Arnie Roblan
Sen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov

 

State Representative Tawna D. Sanchez
Rep.TawnaSanchez@oregonlegislature.gov

 
State Representative Sherrie Sprenger
 
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Jackie Mercer, CEO, NARA Northwest
(appointed by LCIS Members according to statute)