Land Enterprise Subcommittee

Updated May 2018


The Land Commission is comprised of the following:

  • McCoy Oatman - Chairman
  • Bill Picard - Vice-Chairman
  • Chantel Eastman
  • Casey Mitchell
  • Liz Arthur-Attao
  • Ferris Paisano III


  Horse Program - Ferris Paisano III, Casey L. Mitchell
  InterTribal Agriculture Council - Ferris Paisano III, Delegate; Chantel Eastman, Alternate

Meeting Dates

The Land Enterprise Commission Subcommittee meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  (Open to Tribal members).


To provide for the generation of revenue through land leasing for the benefit of the Nez Perce Tribe.  To provide for the acquisition of land both on and near the Nez Perce Reservation.


To increase revenue through leasing of tribal lands and acquisition of land both on and near the Nez Perce Reservation.

Description of services

The Land Enterprise Commission Subcommittee meets the first & third Tuesday of each month.  The subcommittee reviews & approves lease applications, home site leases and land acquisitions. 

Program Components

Land Leasing:  The BIA Leasing staff is responsible for trust land leases for in which the Nez Perce Tribe is an owner or co-owner.  The staff is responsible for the bid process and presenting bids to the Land Enterprise Commission.  The staff provides fair market value information and administrative support in processing the leases.

The Land Services:  The staff is responsible for writing Conservation Plans of Operations for all agricultural leases and wise land use practices.  Field and boundary maps are provided upon request.  The staff also ensures lease compliance by doing field investigations.

Realty:  The staff processes land sale applications submitted by individual tribal landowners.  Staff also provides the Tribe the option to purchase at fair market value those interests which will go out of trust through probate.




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