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Latest News from the Cow Creek Tribe

Newly Elected Tribal Chairman

On August 14, 2022, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Tribal Board of Directors elected a new Chairman, Carla Keene. Keene becomes the latest Cow Creek Tribal Chairman following 12 years of leadership from former Chairman Dan Courtney.

of the Umpqua

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has a proud history in Oregon. Since time immemorial, our people have experienced a deep connection with the land, water and bountiful natural resources that unites us and our homeland.

Learn more about how we’re managing our lands for the next seven generations into the future.

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Mission Statement

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians upholds Tribal Government, protects and preserves Tribal sovereignty, history, culture and the general welfare of the Tribal membership, and serves to provide for the long-term economic needs of the Tribe and its members through the economic development of Tribal lands. The Tribe encourages and promotes a strong work ethic and personal independence for Tribal members, while strongly upholding the “government to government” relationship with local, State and Federal governments. The Tribe constantly strives to maintain and develop strong cooperative relationships that benefit the Tribe and local community.

Tribal Story

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is one of nine federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments in the State of Oregon. The Cow Creek Tribal Nation, located in Southwestern Oregon, is governed by an elected eleven-member council known as the Tribal Board of Directors. The Cow Creek Tribe has a rich history in southern Oregon that reflects hard work, perseverance and the desire to be self-reliant.