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COMMISSION MEMBERS

The thirteen members of the Commission are appointed pursuant to ORS 172.100 et seq., to two-year, staggered terms of office. These appointments are made jointly by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate and are based on nominations submitted by American Indian tribes and communities in designated areas of the state.

All nine of the federally recognized Tribes in Oregon have a representative on the Commission. These Tribes are the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Coquille Tribe. The Commission may appoint one additional member from an area in which nonreservation Indians reside, who is associated with an Indian Health Care Improvement Act Title V Urban Indian Health program. Legislative members, two senators and two representatives, are also seated on the Commission.


 
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COQUILLE INDIAN TRIBE
Brenda Meade, Tribal Chairman 
​CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF SILETZ INDIANS
Delores Pigsley, Tribal Chairman 
dpigsley@msn.com
COW CREEK BAND OF UMPQUA TRIBE OF INDIANS
Carla Keene, Tribal Chairman & LCIS Vice-Chair
CKeene@cowcreek-nsn.gov​
BURNS PAIUTE TRIBE
Diane Teeman, Tribal Chair
dlteeman.burns.paiute@gmail.com
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF COOS, LOWER UMPQUA & SIUSLAW INDIANS
Julie Siestreem, Tribal Vice-Chair
jsiestreem@ctclusi.org
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF GRAND RONDE COMMUNITY
Cheryle Kennedy, Tribal Council Chair
cheryle.kennedy@grandronde.org
KLAMATH TRIBES
Clayton Dumont, Jr.​, Tribal Chairman
cdumont.council@klamathtribes.com
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION
Gary I. Burke, BOT Chair
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE WARM SPRINGS RESERVATION OF OREGON
Jonathan W. Smith, Sr., Tribal Chairman
​LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS
State Senator Bill Hansell
Sen.BillHansell@oregonlegislature.gov

State Senator Kathleen Taylor
Sen.KathleenTaylor@oregonlegislature.gov​

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

State Representative Emily McIntire
​ADDITIONAL MEMBERS
Jackie Mercer, CEO, NARA Northwest
(appointed by LCIS Members according to statute)​