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Made up of 9 elected members, the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee (NPTEC) governs the tribe.

NPTEC Members

Members of NPTEC serve staggered 3-year terms. Each year, the General Council elects 3 new NPTEC members.

Samuel N. Penney
Term Expires : May 2024

Shannon F. Wheeler
Term Expires : May 2022

Shirley J. Allman
Term Expires: May 2024

Casey Mitchell
Term Expires: May 2023

Elizabeth Arthur-Attao
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Term Expires : May 2022

Arthur Broncheau
Term Expires : May 2022

Quintin Ellenwood
Term Expires : May 2023

Rachel P. Edwards
Term Expires : May 2023

Ryan Oatman
Term Expires : May 2024

NPTEC Meetings:

2nd Tuesday of the month, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Special NPTEC Meetings:

4th Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


NPTEC has 5 subcommittees, chaired and staffed by NPTEC members. Subcommittee meetings are open to tribal citizens.

Human Resources

Promotes the wellbeing of the Nez Perce people by strengthening families and providing quality services to tribal citizens

Meetings: first and third Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Chair: Rachel P. Edwards

Law & Order Intergovernmental Affairs

Reviews and enhances tribal policies to meet the needs of the Nez Perce people

Meetings: first and third Monday, 2:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Chair: Shirley J. Allman

Natural Resources

Protects natural resources and exercises tribal sovereignty and treaty rights

Meetings: first and third Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Chair: Quintin Ellenwood

Land Enterprise Commission

Reviews and approves lease applications, home site leases, and land acquisition

Meetings: first and third Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Chair: Shannon F. Wheeler

Budget and Finance/Credit

Oversees the NPTEC budget and the tribe’s grants, revenue, and contracts

Meetings: first and third Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Chair: Casey Mitchell

Climate Change/Energy

Meetings: first Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chair: Shannon F. Wheeler