Fort Hall Business Council.
TThe Fort Hall Business Council is the governing body of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The Council was established under the Tribes' Constitution & Bylaws, which was approved by the Tribes and ratified by the federal government in 1937 under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. The Council consists of seven members, each elected for staggered two-year terms.
2022 - 2023 Council Members L-R: Ladd Edmo, Lee Juan Tyler, Gaylen Edmo, Donna Thompson, Nathan Small, Roland Marshall, Claudia Washakie
Serving the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Serving as a Fort Hall Business Council member is a full time, paid position. The duties of the Council include the oversight of governmental services and economic development on the reservation; negotiating with federal, state and local government officials on all activities affecting the Tribes, the reservation and the Tribes' off-reservation treaty areas; managing tribal lands.
In recent years, the primary focus of the Council has been overseeing the growth of the Tribes' economic prosperity; protecting the Tribes' off-reservation treaty rights; enacting tribal laws to ensure protection of reservation land, water and air and human health; strengthening public safety; promoting wellness; expanding its tribal farming operations. Each council member is also assigned to meet regularly with one of the five reservation districts to provide information and to obtain feedback on the activities of the Council. The five districts include Gibson, Fort Hall, Ross Fork, Lincoln Creek and Bannock Creek.
Fort Hall Business Council
Chairman, Nathan Small
Vice-Chairwoman, Donna Thompson
Secretary, Claudia Washakie
Treasurer, Roland Marshall
Sgt of Arms, Gaylen Edmo
Council Member, Lee Juan Tyler
Council Member, Ladd Edmo
Fort Hall District
Lee Juan Tyler & Donna Thompson
Ross Fork District
Lincoln Creek District
We are located just off Interstate 15, Exit 80 and down Agency Road in the Tribal Business Center