Ross Fork District Representative
Gaylen Edmo is serving his first term on the Fort Hall Business Council as Sgt-At-Arms and is currently the Ross Fork District representative. 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. Mr. Edmo holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Arts 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 Mr. 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 in Council, Gaylen was selected by the Native American Rights Fund as a post-graduate law fellow working under attorneys on various legal issues throughout Indian Country. Mr. 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.
Gaylen is proud to take part in Sundance here in Fort Hall. Additionally, Mr. Edmo is an outdoorsman. He is a lifelong big game, salmon, and yaha (rock chuck) hunter - practicing our treaty rights to hunt and fish the unoccupied lands of the United States. Gaylen especially enjoys hunting salmon and buffalo in our traditional areas throughout the year. When he’s not hunting, you can find him coaching wrestling, cutting firewood, and boiling up cowboy coffee in the mountains.
Mr. Edmo appreciates the opportunity to serve our tribal membership and hopes to continue serving our people for many years to come in the FHBC.
We are located just off Interstate 15, Exit 80 and down Agency Road in the Tribal Business Center