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.

FHBC in Chambers

2023 - 2024 Council Members L-R: Gaylen Edmo, Sammy Matsaw Jr., Donna Thompson, Lee Juan Tyler, Ladd Edmo, Claudia Washakie, and Nancy Eschief Murillo

FHBC Swearing In 2022
FHBC Swearing In 2022
FHBC Swearing In 2022
FHBC Swearing In 2022

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.

FHBC Resolution

Fort Hall Business Council

Lee Juan Tyler

Chairman, Lee Juan Tyler

Donna Thompson

Vice-Chairwoman, Donna Thompson

Claudia Washakie

Secretary, Claudia Washakie

Ladd Edmo

Treasurer, Ladd Edmo

Gaylen Edmo

Sgt of Arms, Gaylen Edmo

Sammy Matsaw Jr.

Council Member, Sammy Matsaw Jr.

Nancy Eschief Murillo

Council Member, Nancy Eschief Murillo


District Representatives.

Fort Hall District
Donna Thompson & Nancy Eschief Murillo
Gibson District
Lee Juan Tyler & Ladd Edmo
Ross Fork District
Gaylen Edmo
Lincoln Creek District

Sammy Matsaw Jr.

Bannock Creek
Claudia Washakie

Our Location.

We are located just off Interstate 15, Exit 80 and down Agency Road in the Tribal Business Center

Contact Business Council.

Fort Hall Business Council

Contact Us

F: (208)237-0797

P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203

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