Chairwoman removed as Cow Creek Band consultant

Roseburg, Oregon (AP) April 2010

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians has removed tribal Chairwoman Sue Shaffer from her position as a paid consultant to the tribe.

The tribe is not saying why the move was made, but tribal CEO Michael Rondeau told The News-Review newspaper that the move will not affect Shaffer’s working relationship with him.

Shaffer was a key figure in restoring federal recognition of the Cow Creek Band in 1982. She has long been the public face of the tribe, which owns the Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort in Canyonville and other businesses.

Rondeau says he will assume the public role along with members of the tribal board and other administrators.


Information from:
The News-Review