Commission

Commission Members

Mel Tonasket, Chair

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

509.634.2200

Gary Aitken Jr, Vice-Chair

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

208.267.3519

Danny Keiffer, Secretary/Treasurer

Spokane Tribe of Indians

509.458.6500

Ernie Stensgar, Member

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

208.686.1800

Darren Holmes, Member

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

509.445.1147

Commission Alternates

Donnie Sczenski

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

208.686.1800

Ray Pierre

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

509.445.1147

Amethyst Aitken

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

208.267.3519

Sue Ireland

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

208.267.3519

UCUT Senior Managers

Cam Heusser

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

208.686.1800

Randy Friedlander

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

509.634.2200

Deane Osterman

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

509.445.1147

Sue Ireland

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

208.267.3519

BJ Keiffer

Spokane Tribe of Indians

509.458.6500

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