NPT Communications Mission & Vision

  • Mission: To encourage and increase unity through effective communication.
  • Vision: The Tribe is the primary source of information throughout the Nez Perce Nation

The communications program manages internal and external communication for the Nez Perce Tribe and handles media inquiries.

Additionally, the department manages the website, social media accounts, Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune, newsletter, and mass emails.

Mass Emails

Mass emails are reserved for emergencies, closure notices, press releases as well as meeting / event cancellations and rescheduling.

For any questions or comments, please contact

Social Media

Our social platforms are for the purpose of  (1) disseminating information and (2) generating original content to increase engagement.

DISSEMINATING INFORMATION – We are responsible for sharing information on behalf of our Nez Perce Tribal Departments, Programs, and Organizations. We also assist in promoting Nimiipuu-owned businesses and local community events as requested. We are NOT responsible for responding to inquiries regarding the information shared. All inquiries should be directed toward the contact information provided on flyers and in posts.

ORIGINAL CONTENT – We produce news stories, press releases, and other original creative content. This content can be shared from our social platforms, but not copied without attribution to the original content.

We welcome and encourage open discussion on our NPT1855 and Nez Perce Tribal News social media sites – including but not limited to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – however, we do make reasonable efforts to monitor participation to ensure that comments follow the guidelines below:

When contributing, do not post any material that contains:

  • hate speech
  • profanity, obscenity, or vulgarity (our FB profanity settings will automatically hide comments)
  • comments that could be considered prejudicial, racist or inflammatory
  • nudity or offensive imagery (including, but not limited to, in profile pictures)
  • defamation to a person or people
  • name calling and/or personal attacks
  • comments whose main purpose is commercial in nature and/or to sell a product
  • comments that infringe on copyright or another person’s intellectual property
  • spam comments from individuals or groups, such as the same comment posted repeatedly on a profile
  • personal information about you or another individual (including identifying information, email addresses, phone numbers or private addresses)
  • promotion of a product, business, company or organization

By commenting on any of our social platforms you have agreed to adhere to the above comment policy.

We retain the right to remove any content that does not comply with these guidelines. Repeated violations may cause the user to be blocked from our social platforms.

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Online Newsletter:

Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune: December 2022 **FINAL ISSUE**

To the faithful readers of the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune:

At the end of the 2022 calendar year, the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune transitioned into an online outlet titled Nez Perce Tribal News.

With printing costs continuing to rise and the decline of hard copy subscribers it was in the best interest of the Tribe to make the switch to electronic news. This allows for more timely news, the ability to cover more content and for other medium options such as video. With this transition we have also started producing a quarterly hardcopy newsletter, which will be mailed to all enrolled tribal members 18 and older.

With this transition, the majority of the tribal membership will have the opportunity to stay up to date with important announcements, news, activities and events in the most effective manner. The Nez Perce Tribe Communications Department will be collaborating closely and with tribal entities, departments and programs to ensure the most accurate and timely information is being distributed. In the event we cannot post flyers at local community buildings and businesses, we strongly encourage friends and family members to reciprocate important information to those who do not have social media.

We feel extremely fortunate to have worked for such a long period of time in the age of hard copy newspapers with great support from local and surrounding readers. Although change can be uncertain, we are excited and look forward to starting this next phase as a major media outlet for all Tribal Nations to follow and refer to.

Note: Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune Archives will remain and can be accessed on the Nez Perce Tribe website and can be printed from a regular computer and printer.

If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to speak with Chantal Ellenwood, Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune Publisher & Marketing Specialist or Rachel Wilson, Nez Perce Tribe Communications Manager.

We would like to send out a huge thank you to all the families and departments, past and present that have supported and continue to support the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune and the Nez Perce Tribal News. It has been an honor building relationships with our readers and getting to know our communities over the last several years. We look forward to continuing to serve you in this new capacity.

Contact Chantal Ellenwood: 208-621-4807,

Contact Rachel Wilson: 208-621-4772,

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