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​Coquille Indian Tribe

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The Coquille Indian Tribe traces our ancestry to Athabaskan and Miluk speakers who, for thousands of years, cherished the bountiful forests, rivers and beaches of southern Oregon. One of our people's oldest stories tells that when the world was made, blue clay was scooped from under the water to make the land. Woven mats and basketry were used to line the shore, protecting the land from ocean waves. Our long history binds us forever to the lands and waters of southwestern Oregon.

The 19th century brought disease, gold mining and westward expansionism that nearly erased our people. Treaties with the U.S. government went unratified by Congress. Our ancestral culture nearly went extinct.
In 1954, Congress declared the Coquille Tribe “terminated," but we endured. Restored to federal recognition in 1989, we are rebuilding our nation. Today we number more than 1,100 members. We have regained more than 10,000 acres of our ancestral homeland, and we proudly manage the bulk of it as sustainable forest. We are uniquely blessed to be stewards of these lands we call home.

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3050 Tremont St., North Bend, OR 97459

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​COQUILLE INDIAN TRIBE​

3050 Tremont, North Bend, OR 97459
P: 541-756-0904 / 800-622-5869
http://www.coquilletribe.org

TRIBAL CHAIRMAN
Brenda Meade
P: 541-756-0904 / F: 541-756-0847
E: brendameade@coquilletribe.org

TRIBAL COUNCIL
Jen Procter Andrews, Vice Chairman
Jason Younker, Chief
Jackie Chambers, Secretary/Treasurer
Laurabeth Barton, Tribal Council
Don Garrett, Tribal Council

TRIBAL COUNCIL EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Kay Collins
P: 541-756-0904 / F: 541-756-0847
E: kaycollins@coquilletribe.org

TRIBAL ATTORNEY
Brett Kenney
P: 541-297-2996 / F: 541-751-2014
E: brettkenney@coquilletribe.org

COQUILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.
(CEDCO)

Margaret Simpson, CEO
3201 Tremont, North Bend, OR 97459
C: 541-297-6805 / F: 541-756-0675
Medford Office: 541-779-1185
North Bend Office: 541-756-0662
E: Margaret.simpson@cedco.net

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)
P: 541-756-0904 / F: 541-756-2388

CULTURE, EDUCATION AND LIBRARY SERVICES PROGRAM
Bridgett Wheeler, Director
P: 541-756-0904 / F: 541-756-0847
E: bridgettwheeler@coquilletribe.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mark Johnston
P: 541-756-0904 / F: 541-756-0847
E: markjohnston@coquilletribe.org

GAMING
P: 541-756-5664

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Kelle Little, Administrator
600 Miluk Drive,
P. O. Box 3190, Coos Bay, OR 97420
P: 541-888-9494 / 800-344-8583
F 541-888-3431
E: kellelittle@coquilletribe.org

HOUSING
Annie Cook
P: 541-888-6501

HUMAN RESOURCES
Mike Frost, Director
P: 541-756-0904 / F: 541-756-0847
E: Mikefrost@coquilletribe.org​

NATURAL RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
Robin Harkins, Director
P: 541-756-0904 ext. 1246
F: 541-756-0847
E: robinharkins@coquilletribe.org​

TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER
Sara E. Palmer
​495 Miluk Drive, Coos Bay, OR 97420
P: 541-756-0904
E: THPO@coquilletribe.org​

TRIBAL POLICE
Jerry Merritt, Chief of Police
2602 Mexeye Loop, Coos Bay, OR 97420
P: 541-888-0189 / F: 541-888-2239
E: cipolice@uci.net