NPTEC CANDIDATE

Silas Whitman

Silas Whitman

Name: Silas C. Whitman / Nez Perce Name: TupLukupseemy

Born: 1942 Lewiston, ID

Parents: Father - Caleb "Tony" Whitman
             Mother - Nellie Ezekiel Gray

GrandParents:  Paternal Grandfather - Silas D. Whitman
                     Paternal Grandmother - Sophia Thomas
                     Maternal Grandfather - Watkins Ezekiel
                     Maternal Grandmother - Lizzy Corbett/Millie Pistol Head

Children:  Ten (10) Adult children     Nineteen (19) Grandchildren      Nine (9) Great Grandchildren

Education:  Graduated Lapwai High School 1960
                 Attended Pacific Business College Portland, OR 1961-1962
                 Attended Lewis-Clark Normal College (LCSC) 1962-1964
                 Attended University of Idaho 1974-1976

Experience:  Thirty-four (34) years of Executive-Policy management with Tribal, State and Federal agencies.  Participated and coordinated Natural Resources and commerical ventures in private sector operations throughout USA and Indian Country.  Served the Nez Perce Tribe in various management and policy capacities, serving as NPTEC Chairman 2012-2015.

What can I do?  Work with Tribal Communities and membership to promote and protect Nez Perce Sovereignty.  Promote Tribal Resource development - both Natural & Human to target and strengthen our employment and training of our memberhship.  Advance a working relationship with our multi-state leadership in the face of a new federal administration.  Protect and promote our membership and Tribal rights for the immediate future.

 

 

 

 



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