Commission

Commission Members

Rodney Cawston, Chair

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

509.634.2205

Gary Aitken Jr., Vice-Chair

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

208.267.3519

Darren Holmes, Treasurer

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

509.445.1147

Ernie Stensgar, Member

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

208.686.1800

Danny Kieffer, Member

Spokane Tribe of Indians

509.458.6500

Commission Alternates

Donnie Sczenski

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

208.686.1800

Ray Pierre

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

509.445.1147

Desire’ Aitken

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

208.267.3519

Sue Ireland

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

208.267.3519

UCUT Senior Managers

Caj Matheson

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

208.686.1800

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

OUR COMMUNITY

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Salmon are sacred to tribes and First Nations. The loss of salmon impacted our diets and health, lifestyles and culture. We weren’t consulted nor considered when salmon were blocked from our ... See more

We Are Salmon Nations For thousands of years, the UCUT were salmon nations and managers of salmon resources, and we still are today. Despite the blockage and extirpation of all salmon and steelhead ... See more

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For thousands of years, the Columbia River Basin relied on salmon as a keystone species that affected the health of humans, wildlife, other fish, habitat and water quality. Salmon are critical to a ... See more

The U.S. Columbia Basin Tribes, which includes UCUT, and Canadian First Nations of the Columbia River Basin have produced a paper that provides a much-needed proposal for restoring fish passage and ... See more