3.00 Potlatch

Sharing With Our Neighbors

The word “Potlatch” denotes a tradition of gift giving, long practiced by Indian Tribes along the Pacific Northwest Coast. As a potlatch tribe, the Coquille Indians joyfully embrace the potlatch spirit of  sharing with our neighbors. The potlatch tradition infuses and inspires everything we do.

As Coos County’s second-largest employer, our economic development ventures benefit the entire South Coast community.  Our Coquille Tribal Community Fund has shared more than $6.4 million with dozens of community organizations since 2001.  And we happily share our cultural traditions to enrich community life.

Through the spirit of potlatch, we help our communities to grow and prosper.

See 2019 newspaper article

  • 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.