Tribal Employment Rights Office

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Mission Statement

The purpose of this Ordinance is to assist in and require fair employment of Indians on or near the Coeur d' Alene Reservation and to prevent discrimination against Indians in any employment practices by employers on or near the Reservation. The Tribal Employment Rights Commission will govern and establish rules, regulations, and policies. The Commission's responsibility and authority are to ensure on or near the Reservation compliance with this Ordinance.

Like land, water, and minerals; jobs, contracts, and subcontracts in the private sector on or near our Reservation are important resources for Indian people. Indians must protect their rights and obtain their share of workforce opportunity, as they become available. Indians have unique and special employment, subcontract and contract rights and the Coeur d' Alene Tribal government has the inherent sovereign power to pass laws to implement and enforce those special rights on behalf of Indian people. Indians are also entitled to the protection of the laws that the federal government has adopted to combat employment rights program and office in order to use the aforementioned laws and powers to increase employment of Indian workers and businesses and to eradicate discrimination against Indians.

T.E.R.O. Documents


Kristen Lowley
T.E.R.O. Assisitant/Office Dispatcher

Jim Nilson
T.E.R.O. Compliance Officer

Telephone Number
Fax Number

Coeur d'Alene Tribe HQ | p. 208.686.1800 | 850 A. Street Plummer ID 83851