Tribal Gaming Commission

The Nez Perce Tribal Gaming Commission regulates the tribe’s gaming enterprises to ensure honesty and fairness. In addition to implementing regulations, the commission:

  • Issues gaming licenses
  • Screens gaming employees
  • Oversees the compliance and auditing of gaming operations

Contact: Liz Minkey
208-621-4744 | lizm@nezperce.org

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY

GAMING COMMISSION

NOVEMBER 30, 2018

The Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee is seeking one (1) part-time Gaming Commissioner to fill Position 1- for a three-year (3) term beginning January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

Please complete and submit your letter of interest to the NPTEC Support Staff by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018.

Letters received after this date will not be considered.


Fish and Wildlife Commission

It is the purpose of the FWC to protect, maintain and advance rights guaranteed to the Tribe in the Treaty of 1855 and to assist the Nez Perce Tribe administer its natural resources (fishing, hunting & gathering).  FWC holds bi-monthly meetings (including emergency and special meetings) to inform and gain feedback from tribal members on important fishing and hunting seasons and regulations, as well as other traditional use in practice that impacts usual and accustomed or on and off the reservation called ceded lands.  FWC will continue to reassess available resources, including those being severely impacted, and provide a identified comprehensive management objectives that include quality of life, production goals and landscape descriptions of all designated resources that may include water roots and plants, wildlife, fish, forestry, agriculture, minerals, recreation, community and municipal resources.  Additionally, the FWC works with the Department of Fisheries Resources Management (DFRM) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) programs on the management of our natural resources.  These activities are coordinated with the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee (NPTEC) and its relevant subcommittees.

Mission Statement

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission will strive to ensure that the rights reserved under the Treaty of 1855, including the natural resources upon which these rights are inextricably linked, are protected, maintained, and enhanced in all areas or processes of natural resources management the Tribe is involved in at present and into the future.  Our geographic focus will be to advance our sovereignty and management jurisdiction at all on-reservation, off-reservation ceded lands and all “usual and accustomed” fishing, hunting and gathering areas of the Tribe.  The Commission will utilize traditional teachings, cultural values (including our tribal and personal history concerning this area, its resources, and the ethical obligations passed to us), along with contemporary resource management tools and concepts in an integrative approach to advance and maintain our way of life. 

2016-17 Officers and Members

Chair: Thomas TallBull – Phone: 406-529-2249

Vice Chair: Timothy “Al” Wheeler, Jr. – Phone: 208-790-6981

Secretary: Nick-Les Redwing TwoMoons – Phone: 208-305-6938

Member: Scherri Greene – Phone: 208-816-3029

Member: Michael McFarland – Phone: 208-816-2658

Meeting Information

FWC meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the FWC office, and special meetings are called by the Chairman when necessary.  Meetings are open to the tribal public, if tribal members cannot attend, but have concerns they can send their concerns to Nancy McAllaster at the above contact information.  The Tribal public is encouraged to attend to voice concerns, ask questions, and/or share information.

FWC regularly invites staff members from the NPT Department of Fisheries Resources Management (DFRM) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife division to the review department information, season updates, and recommendations. 

Contact: Nancy McAllaster- Staff Member
208-843-9375 | nancymac@nezperce.org

FAX:  208-843-7381
P.O. Box 365, 315 B Street, Lapwai, ID 83540

 

2018-19 Treaty Buffalo Hunt Information:

Buffalo Hunter Orientation is required for all hunters that apply for a 2018-19 buffalo permit, whether or not you have taken hunter orientation in previous years. Call the FWC office at 208-843-9376 for specific times, dates and locations of hunter orientation sessions.

Conference Call Information for Buffalo Hunter Orientation:  Conference call lines are available for hunter orientation if you do not live in the Lapwai area and miss the hunter orientation in you area. The conference call line is 208-621-4600 (this number is the general conference call line for the NPT) and there will be new Personal Identification Number (PIN) for separate orientation sessions. Youi will need to call ahead to the FWC office to make arrangements to connect to the conference call so we will know how many lines to request, and to make sure you have the documents to follow along.

The Montana State Buffalo Hunt Hotline (used from Nov thru Feb 15):  406-994-5700. This is a recorded message that is available 24/7 only while the state hunt is open. Conservation Enforcement may be able to provide you with further information as to the estimate of animals in the hunting areas.