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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

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We still live largely in the place the Creator gave us. While the Umatilla Indian Reservation is only a part of a much larger land use base, it is very precious to us. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) was created during a very difficult, protracted treaty negotiation by ancestors who knew that we could only continue our way of life in perpetuity if we had a place set aside for that express purpose. The thinking of the treaty commissioners who represented the United States was typical for that era. They assumed that Indian people would survive only by becoming like white people, and they expected reservations to serve as a transitional location toward that end. Instead, this area of land called the Umatilla Indian Reservation has become the stronghold for our Tribal culture and our Tribal resurgence.
Hundreds of generations of ancestors have known the homeland intimately from living on it for thousands of years. Every creek, spring, pond, swale, saddle, box canyon, draw, and peak witnessed our people's long history here, and our people knew all the features of this land. Our children also must know the land if they are going to take care of it when they inherit this responsibility. We hope that others might appreciate what our people have known for so very long—that our relationship with our land is tantamount to our core cultural identity.

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46411 Timíne Way, Pendleton, OR 97801

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​CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION​​

Nixyáawii Governance Center
46411 Timíne Way, Pendleton, OR 97801
P: 541-276-3165 / F: 541-276-3095
http://www.ctuir.org

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Gary I. Burke, BOT Chair
P: 541-429-7380 
E: garyburke@ctuir.org​

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (BOT)
Aaron Ashley, Vice Chair
Raymond Huesties, Treasurer
Roberta J. Wilson, Secretary
Corinne Sams, BOT Member
Steven Hart, BOT Member
Lisa Ganuelas, BOT Member
Toby Patrick, BOT Member
Alan Crawford, BOT Member

GENERAL COUNCIL
Alan Crawford, Chairman
Michael R. Johnson, Vice Chairman
Martina Gordon, Secretary
E. Thomas Morning Owl, Interpreter

ADMINISTRATION
Donald Sampson, Executive Director
P: 541-429-7362
E: oed@ctuir.org / DonaldSampson@ctuir.org

JD Tovey, Deputy Executive Director
P: 541-429-7362,
E: JDTovey@ctuir.org

Jonetta Herrera, Deputy Executive Director
P: 541-429-7365
E: JonettaHerrera@ctuir.org

​BUSINESS SERVICES
Kathleen Flanagan, Manager
P: 541-966-1917 / F: 541-966-1919
E: kathleen.flanagan@wildhorseresort.com

CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
Julie Taylor, Director
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7300
E: julietaylor@ctuir.org

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Bill Tovey, Director
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7480
E: billtovey@ctuir.org

Bruce Zimmerman, Tax Administrator
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7484
E: brucezimmerman@ctuir.org

Coyote Business Park
Economic Planning
Phone: 541-966-2121
E: info@coyotebusinesspark.com

Cayuse Technologies
Billy Nerenberg, CEO
P: 541-278-8200 / F: 541-278-8470
E: billy.nerenberg@cayusetechnologies.com

Wildhorse Resort & Casino
Gary George, CEO
P: 541-966-1974 / F: 541-276-6169
E: gary.george@wildhorseresort.com

EDUCATION
Modesta Minthorn Director
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7822
E: modestaminthorn@ctuir.org

EMPLOYMENT / HUMAN RESOURCES
Kathryn Burke, Human Resources Director
P: 541-429-7180 / F: 541-276-9060
E: kathrynburke@ctuir.org

John Barkley, Program Manager
Tribal Employment Rights Office
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7506
E: terostaff@ctuir.org

ENROLLMENT
Toni Minthorn, Enrollment Program Manager
P: 541-429-7035 / F: 541-278-5317
E: toniminthorn@ctuir.org

TRIBAL FARM ENTERPRISE
Kevin Hudson, Farm Manager
P: 541-276-8957 / F: 541-429-7473
E: kevinhudson@ctuir.org

FINANCE
Paul Rabb, Finance Director
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7150
E: paulrabb@ctuir.org

GAMING COMMISSION
Brad Spencer, Gaming Inspector
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7331
E: bradspencer@ctuir.org

HEALTH
Aaron Hines, Chief Executive Officer
Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
P: 541-966-9830 / F: 541-278-7579
E: help@yellowhawk.org

HOUSING
Marcus Luke II, Housing Director
Umatilla Reservation Housing Authority
P: 541-276-7544 / F: 541-276-7255
E: marcusluke@ctuir.org / housing@ctuir.org

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Marguarite Becenti, Director
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7390
E: marguaritebecenti@ctuir.org

LEGAL COUNSEL
Joe Pitt, Lead Attorney
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7400
E: Joepitt@ctuir.org​ / legalcounsel@ctuir.org

NATURAL RESOURCES
Eric Quaempts, Director
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7229
E: ericquaempts@ctuir.org

NATURAL RESOURCES
CULTURAL RESOURCES

Teara Farrow Ferman, Program Manager
Department of Natural Resources
P: 541-276-3447 / F: 541-429-7203
E: tearafarrowferman@ctuir.org

NATURAL RESOURCES –
FIRST FOODS PROGRAM

Althea Wolf, Interim Program Manager
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7420
E: altheawolf@ctuir.org

NATURAL RESOURCES – FISHERIES
Jerimiah Bonifer, Program Manager
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7285
E: Fisheries@ctuir.org

NATURAL RESOURCES
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Audie Huber, Manager
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7228
E: audiehuber@ctuir.org

NATURAL RESOURCES
RANGE, AG & FORESTRY

Gordy Schumacher, Program Manager
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7238
E: gordyschumacher@ctuir.org

NATURAL RESOURCES – WATER RESOURCES
David Haire, Program Manager
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7232
E: davidhaire@ctuir.org

NATURAL RESOURCES – WILDLIFE
Andrew Wildbill, Wildlife Program Manager
Phone and Fax: 541-276-3447
E: NaturalResources@ctuir.org

PLANNING
JD (John) Tovey, Planning Director
Phone and Fax: 541-276-3099
E: JDTovey@ctuir.org

Dani Schulte
Interim Transit Program Manager
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7525
E: danischulte@ctuir.org​


Zoning & Development Permits
P: 541-429-7523

Environmental Health
P: 541-429-7522

COMMUNICATIONS

Kaeleen McGuire, Communications Director
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7393
E: kaeleenmcguire@ctuir.org​ ​

Travis Snell, Public Relations Specialist 
P: 541-429-7394
E: TravisSnell@ctuir.org


Lisa Snell, Confederated Umatilla Journal
Editor (CUJ)
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7005
E: cuj@ctuir.org​

KCUW Radio Station
Anson Crane​, Manager
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7611
Ekcuwradio@ctuir.org

PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
Rob Burnside, Director
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7801
E: robburnside@ctuir.org

PUBLIC SAFETY – FIRE DEPARTMENT
James Hall, Fire Chief
P: 541-429-7808 
E: jameshall@ctuir.org

PUBLIC SAFETY – POLICE
Tim Addleman, Chief of Police
P: 541-278-0550 / F: 541-278-0554
E: timaddleman@ctuir.org

TAMÁSTSLIKT CULTURAL INSTITUTE
(MUSEUM)

Roberta Conner, Director
P: 541-429-7700 / F: 541-429-7705
E: bobbie.conner@tamastslikt.org

Phone and Fax: 541-429-7723
Room Booking: 541-429-7705

VETERANS
Sam Spino, Veterans Coordinator
Phone and Fax: 541-429-7389
E: samspino@ctuir.org