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Nixyawaii Governance Center
46411 Ti'Mine Way
97801 Pendleton , OR


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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Mission Statement:  Exercise the Tribe's sovereign authority to achieve the maximum protection of resources identified in the Treaty of 1855, to protect newly acquired lands wherein the Tribe has a vested interest, to protect the lands of all the citizens and residents of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  This postion will protect human life, water, land, air, fish, and wildlife by exercising professional skills and abilities in the protection of the resources of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Department of Natural Resources Mission Statement:  To protect, restore and enhance the First Foods - water, salmon, deer, cous and huckleberry - for the perpetual cultural, economic and sovereign benefit of the CTUIR.  We will accomplish this using traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and science to inform: 1) population and habitat management goals and actions; and 2) natural resource policies and regulatory mechanisms.

Fisheries Program Mission Statement:  To provide sustainable harvest opportunities for aquatic species of the first food order by protecting, conserving and restoring native aquatic populations and their habitats.

Fisheries Program Vision Statement:  The Umatilla basin includes a healthy river capable of providing First Foods that sustain the continuity of the Tribe's culture. This vision requires a river that is dynamic and shaped not only by physical and biological processes, but the interactions and interconnections between those two processes.

Read the Umatilla River Vision (pdf) to understand the values guiding our work.