Coquille Indian Tribe

Coquille River and greenery
The Coquille River. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20160830-4995​)


Address: 3050 Tremont St., North Bend 97459
Phone: 541-756-0904


Restoration Date: June 28, 1989
Number of Members: 1,171
Land Base Acreage:approximately 10,290 acres
Number of people employed by the Tribe: 820


The tribe contributes to the economy of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Lane counties through its timber operations; the Mill Casino-Hotel and RV Park on Coos Bay; the Ko-Kwel Wellness Centers in Coos Bay and Eugene; a hotel, golf course and bowling center in Medford; and diverse enterprises operating nationwide under the Tribal One banner. The tribe is Coos County’s second-largest employer

Points of Interest

Oregon’s South Coast area features charter fishing, crabbing, world-class golf, mountain biking, dune riding, kayaking, storm watching, beachcombing, tide pooling, and the famous gardens and holiday lights at Shore Acres State Park 

History and Culture

Oregon map with black and white circles documenting location of Coquille tribal government
More than 1 million acres of ancestral homelands in southwest Oregon were ceded to the U.S. government in the 1850s. The U.S. Senate never ratified the treaties, and a promise of reservation land never materialized. The federal government declared the tribe “terminated” in 1954, but the tribe regained federal recognition in 1989 after a determined struggle. Since its restoration, the Coquille Tribe has sought self-sufficiency for itself and its members, emphasizing education, health care, housing and elder services. Cultural preservation efforts include teaching oral histories, traditions and ancestral languages to members of the tribe. Congress restored 5,410 acres of forest land to the tribe in 1996, and the tribe has nearly doubled that acreage through strategic purchases. Today it manages its forests under certification standards of the Forest Stewardship Council. In 2022 the tribe entered an agreement with the state for cooperative management of fish and wildlife in the tribe’s five-county service area.

Tribal Court

Chief Judge Melissa Cribbins, 3050 Tremont St., North Bend 97459; 541-756-0904

Tribal Council

Chair Brenda Meade (2024), Vice Chair Jon Ivy (2023), Chief Jason Younker (2025), Secretary-Treasurer Jackie Chambers (2024), Representatives Laurabeth Barton (2024), Don Garrett (2023) and Jen Procter Andrews (2025)​