Are You Coquille?

Are You Coquille?

Do you think you might be a Coquille Indian? Here’s how to find out:

  • Were you named on the official Tribal membership roll established by the Coquille Indian Restoration Act?
  • Are you descended from a member of the Coquille Indian Tribe?

If you answer “yes” to either question, you may qualify for membership. We’re eager to reconnect with our family members who have been separated from us. To contact us and learn more about Tribal membership, click here.

If you decide to apply for official membership, you’ll be asked to provide at least one document establishing ancestry and parentage, such as a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, court decree or notarized acknowledgement of paternity.  Additionally, we require DNA testing to show kinship with current Tribal members.

Please understand that we mean no disrespect to any applicant.  Our Tribal Constitution and Enrollment Ordinance require our Enrollment Committee to gather evidence of ancestry, in order to make a knowledgeable decision that will affect your future and the future of our Tribe.

For general information about determining American Indian ancestry, click here.

 

  • 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.