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Tribal Employment Rights Office

MISSION: Honor our Past; Serve our Tribal Family; Protect our Culture and Independence; and Control our Future.

GOAL: Secure and sustain employment for Tribal Citizens.

The TERO Department oversees construction con-tracts on Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation land, ensuring that Tribal Citizens are chosen as workers on applicable contracts and that Contractors are held accountable for their contracts. TERO achieves the goal of securing and sustaining Tribal Citizen Employment with job training and job placement programs. The primary function for TERO is to promote Indian preference. From employment to contracts with local businesses, TERO is here for the tribal community.

Services available to Tribal members

  • Job Assistance
  • Training Assistance
  • Contract Enforcement
  • TERO Workers
  • Vender Applications
  • Policy Enforcement

TERO is also tasked with assisting businesses in achieving compliance with hiring Native American qualified workers. We have compiled a library of useful TERO, employment, and job placement training (JP&T) documentation, for you to utilize in your on-going career. Feel free to use this information especially if you are just starting out.

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  •  Xaa-wan'-k'wvt Resort and Village
  •  Cal Trans Pilot Project / MOU
  •  Searching the community for scholarships
  •  Surveys for training and assistance needs
  •  Amending the TERO Code

In 2016 there were 31 Tribal Citizens that received Direct Assistance and 7 for Vocational Assistance.

Office Location

140 Rowdy Creek Rd.
Smith River, Ca. 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255

TERO Department Staff

Zackary Chapman

TERO Director

Office (707)-487-9255 ext.1165
Email zack.chapman@tolowa.com

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