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Tribal Employment Rights Office

In 2005, the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Tribal Council enacted the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance which is the preferential employment and contracting laws of the land within the boundaries of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation reservation.

The Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation TERO has a mission to help improve the quality of life for Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Tribal Members and other Native American families through opportunities that can assist them in pursuing quality jobs or careers with decent wages and by protecting their rights of preferential employment, training, business and economic opportunities on and near the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation reservation.

Services available to Tribal members

  • Job Placement and Training Services
  • Resume writing assistance
  • Counsel employers on TERO Compliance

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.

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation TERO office requires businesses to:

Give hiring preference to Indians on or near the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation

  •  Give preference to Indian-owned businesses or firms on any contract or subcontract.
  •  Fill out and negotiate a compliance plan prior to commencing work.
  •  A 2.5% TERO fee shall be assessed directly from employer's engaging in commerce with the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation.

Office Location

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

TERO Department Staff

Zachary Chapman

TERO Director

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

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