Office of Public Affairs.
The Office of Public Affairs is the tribes’ first point of contact for all external media inquiries. Public affairs works closely with the media to coordinate interviews, provide background information and ensure that the tribes' positions are accurately represented in the media.
Randy’L Teton, Public Affairs Manager.
Ms. Teton’s responsibilities include assisting Tribal, state and federal legislative issues and handles all external media relations for the Tribes with a focus on building relationships with key stakeholders. Randy’L is active in the tribal and regional community and sits on various committees and boards including: former Board member of Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce Board (3 year term), Pocatello Rotary, Southeast Idaho High Country tourism board member, member of Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, Idaho State Historical Society Tribal representative, member of the State of Idaho Indian Education Board and Museum of Idaho Board member.
Randy’L Teton was born and raised Blackfoot, Idaho in Lincoln Creek district on the Fort Hall Reservation. Ms. Teton graduated from Blackfoot high school and attended the following colleges: Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico graduated with an Associates of Fine Arts in Museum Studies; Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado; University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History and minor in Native American Studies.
Ms. Teton has been recognized with the following awards:
– (2015) Blackfoot Dancing with the Stars Honorable Mention
– (2016) ‘Twenty Under 40’ Award sponsored by the South East Idaho Business Journal, she is the first Shoshone-Bannock Tribal member to receive the award based on her service and commitment to the community
– (2017) Randy’L was awarded the Idaho Hometown Hero Medal Award, which recognizes significant dedication and achievement to the Southeastern Idaho community.
Yvette Tuell, Policy Analyst.
As a Shoshone-Bannock Tribal member, Ms. Tuell is responsible for providing policy guidance for the Fort Hall Business Council, in support of Tribal inherent and Treaty reserved rights. She is also responsible for the development, implementation and administration of Tribal policies; and assisting in the internal and external relations with state and federal agencies. She also assists or addresses any economic, political or environmental issues, on reservation or on the unoccupied lands of the United States. She has over 17 years of experience in Tribal consultation, natural resources, and cultural resource management.
Her professional appointments and memberships include:
Idaho State Historical Society, member; American Historical Society, member; Western Women’s Historians, member; Western Historical Association, member; Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Committee for Twin Falls District, appointed by Secretary of Interior (2 terms); Forest Service Recreational Resource Advisory Council for Boise, Payette, and Sawtooth National Forests; National Association for Environmental Professionals, American Indian Science and Engineering Society; American Association of University Women.
Ms. Tuell has received numerous awards and scholarships, including:
The Cobell Scholarship for Graduate Students from the American Indian Graduate Center; The Floyd O’Neil Fellowship in Western American Studies; the University of Utah History Department Scholarship; the First Nations Environmental Law Fellowship for Vermont Law School, and scholarships from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the American Association of University Women, the Idaho Archaeological Society Scholarship, J.R. Simplot Scholarship, the Idaho At-Risk Scholarship, and has been listed on the Dean’s List.
Public Affairs and Policy .
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Office of Public Affairs serves as the primary point of contact with the external media and coordinates the tribes’ governmental affairs activities at the state and national levels. The Office of Public Affairs works with several organizations - in press, private, governmental and consulting arenas. We are always striving to strengthen the mission of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and would love to contact you about feature stories or press releases. Below are some of the organizations and governments with which we are proud to work to maintain our inherent tribal sovereignty.
Idaho Federal District Court Rules In Favor of Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on FMC caseSeptember 28, 2017
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Seek to Enhance It’s City Creek TrailheadDecember 14, 2016
Tribes State FMC Health Assessment Study is FlawedNovember 10, 2016
October 14, 2016 Concert CancellationOctober 12, 2016
All Press Releases
Shoshone-Bannock Wellness Center & Sports Complex
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes welcomes you to Fort Hall
Of People and Salmon: Linking Culture and Ecology