2.11 Tribal Council

Tribal Council

The Tribal Council is the governing body of the Coquille Indian Tribe. As elected representatives, the seven Council members exercise all legislative authority except what is vested in the Tribal membership itself. The Tribal Council passes laws and sets the overall agenda for the development of programs to serve Tribal members and their families.

The seven Tribal Council positions are: Chairperson, Vice Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, Chief and three Representatives. All positions are elected by a majority vote of Tribal members age 18 years and older.


Brenda Meade


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Kippy Robbins

Vice Chair




Donald Ivy





Linda Mecum





Toni Ann Brend

Representative No. 1




Don Garrett

Representative No. 2




Randy Hunter

Representative No. 3






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  • Tribe Responds to COVID-19

    The Coquille Indian Tribe is taking appropriate steps in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. In addition to the measures undertaken by The Mill Casino-Hotel & RV Park, the tribal government administration is acting to protect the safety of our employees and tribal member families, while maintaining essential services to our membership.

    In the past few days, the tribe has canceled some group events.  We also have curtailed nonessential travel by our employees. We have been communicating to membership daily for the past week, keeping them informed about the status of the epidemic in both Oregon and nationwide, along with the tribe’s actions.

    Starting Monday, many of our tribal government employees will begin working from home. We are keeping our health center open. Other tribal government facilities will either close for the next two weeks or remain open on a limited basis, with minimal staffing. Like other local governments, we will evaluate the unfolding situation and respond accordingly.

    We offer our best wishes to the entire community in this challenging time.