Mr. Minthorn (Cayuse) formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) from December of 1997 to December of 2001, and from 2003-2009. In this role as the top elected official for the CTUIR tribal government, he led a tribe that is known for its cooperative and innovative approach to a wide range of issues, including the arts and economic development. Mr. Minthorn’s efforts have guided many of the CTUIRs successes over the last 30 years, including the restoration of salmon to the Umatilla River following their 70-year absence.
Mr. Minthorn attended Gonzaga University from 1953-57, Eastern Oregon University from 1972-73 and was a member of the US Marine Corps from 1957-1963. You can read more about his impressive life and career here: Antone Minthorn: A Portrait of Native Resilience and Leadership.