The Communications Department coordinates the dissemination of information about CTUIR issues, programs, and activities and is responsible for legislative affairs. The Communications Department provides leadership in working with the local, regional, and national news media. It produces the Confederated Umatilla Journal (the monthly Tribal newspaper), the website, and the 104.1 KCUW radio station. The office also provides public relations and communications advice and assistance to the Board of Trustees and Tribal Staff.
The Legislative Affairs Manager assists the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees in tracking and analyzing legislation that may affect the CTUIR. Other duties include assisting the development of intergovernmental relationships with federal elected officials, state elected officials, and their staff consistent with the issues or needs identified or policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.