Lummi Natural Resources

Lummi TERO

Our Mission

Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with contractors and sub-contractors while working under the guidelines of the TERO Ordinance. Referring qualified tribal members for employment and training.

The Tribal Employment Rights Office

The Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) was created to effectively administer the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance with the purpose of creating employment and training opportunities and working to eradicate discrimination against Lummi tribal members.

The TERO office is governed directly by the TERO Commission which was created to enforce Indian Preference, establish and collect TERO fees, establish and enforce TERO regulations, and to safeguard the jurisdiction of the Lummi Nation. Additional powers and duties of the TERO Commission are described in Title 25 of the Lummi Code of Laws.

THE TERO ORDINANCE WAS ENACTED TO:
WHAT IS INDIAN PREFERENCE?
Indian Preference is a legal right that tribal members have that entitles them to first consideration to all employment, training, contracting, subcontracting, and business opportunities that exist on and, in some cases, near reservations.

TERO IS INSTRUMENTAL IN:
WORKFORCE SURVEY
If you are a tribal member, and are interested in pursuing employment opportunities through TERO, please fill out a Workforce Survey. This survey will allow us to understand the career you are interested in pursuing, applicable training, and education level achieved. Once this survey is completed, we can enter you into our employment database.

Once you are entered into the employment database, a TERO representative will contact you when appropriate employment opportunities arise. For this reason, please ensure that contact information is kept current: inform the TERO office with any change of address or phone number.

THE TERO COMMISSIONERS ARE:

Available Documents

There is one document currently available in the Lummi TERO portion of the website.

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Oyster reef

Alan Chapman in his office.

Craig Dolphin testing crab for molt stage

Mike MacKay & Kyle G. Finkbonner locating artificial redd