Gaylen Edmo

Sergeant at Arms of the Fort Hall Business Council

Phone: (208)478-3807


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Ross Fork District Representative: Gaylen is serving his first term on the Fort Hall Business Council. Directly out of high school Gaylen attended the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island where he wrestled for the Navy and attended school. Following that year Gaylen was honorably discharged from the USN and chose to attend Boise State University where he finished his wrestling career.

Edmo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from BSU in Environmental Studies with a minor in Sustainability and a Juris Doctorate (law degree) from the University of Idaho. He was awarded his law degree with emphases in Federal Indian Law and Natural Resources-Environmental Law.

During law school Edmo gained legal experience clerking for Echo Hawk & Olsen, PLLC in Pocatello, Idaho; Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, Colorado; and for the United States District Court for the District of Idaho in Boise, Idaho. Prior to his legal experience, Gaylen held temporary positions at the Tribal Water Resources Department and the Tribal Resident Fisheries Program.

Before serving on Council, Gaylen worked for the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) as a post-graduate law fellow working under attorneys on various legal issues throughout Indian Country. Edmo also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho, College of Law co-teaching their semester-in-practice programs at both the Moscow and Boise campuses.

Edmo is an avid outdoorsman, a lifelong hunter of big game, salmon, and yaha (rock chuck), practicing his treaty rights to hunt and fish on the unoccupied lands of the United States. When he's not hunting, you can find him coaching wrestling, cutting firewood, and boiling up cowboy coffee in the mountains with his wife Alana and son Orrin.

Our Location

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