Address: 201 SE Swan Ave. PO Box 549, Siletz 97380
Restoration Date: November 18, 1977
Number of Members: 5,089
Land Base Acreage: 16,655 acres
Reservation Land: 4,010 acres
Number of people employed by the Tribes: 877
The tribe owns and operates the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. The Siletz Tribal Business Corporation manages other businesses, including RV Parks, and leases office space in Lincoln City, Eugene, Salem and Portland
Points of Interest
Chinook Winds Casino and Resort, including an ocean-front hotel, restaurants, arcade and childcare; 18-hole golf course in Lincoln City; Nesika Illahee Pow Wow each August; and the Tribes’ Restoration Pow Wow each November
History and Culture
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI) is a diverse confederation of 27 Western Oregon, Northern California and Southern Washington bands. A 1.1 million-acre reservation was established by President Franklin Pierce on November 9, 1855, fulfilling the stipulations of eight treaties. Over time, reservation lands were taken away, and CTSI was terminated as a tribe in 1954. In 1977, CTSI was the second tribe in the nation to achieve restoration. In 1980, some reservation lands were reestablished. In spite of mistreatment and displacement, CTSI continues work to recover as much as possible of what was lost.
Since 1980, the tribe has increased its land base to 16,655 acres, which includes 15,977 acres of timberland and 678 acres for cultural preservation, housing, economic purposes and wildlife habitat enhancement. About 56 percent (9,315 acres) of the land base is in Lincoln County. The Siletz Tribal Housing Department currently manages 199 residential units. The tribe partnered on two urban apartment complexes in NE Portland that provides housing for 40 tribal households.
Tribal Chief Judge Mark B. Williams, PO Box 549, Siletz 97380; 541-444-8228
Chairperson Delores Pigsley (2025), Vice-Chair Alfred “Bud” Lane III (2025), Treasurer Robert Kentta (2023), Secretary Sharon Edenfield (2024), Members: Loraine Butler (2023), Angela Ramirez (2024), Selene Rilatos (2023), Frank Aspira (2024) and Bonnie Petersen (2025)