Our Story

 

About Cayuse

For hundreds of years, the Cayuse tribe's tradition of innovation earned them the reputation of being both fearsome warriors and savvy traders. Today, we continue that tradition by innovating to provide high-value business solutions.

Cayuse started as a strategic alliance between Accenture, LLC and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) in 2006 when Cayuse Technologies was created. The goal was to create a US-based alternative to offshore delivery centers as a node on Accenture's global delivery network.

 

Cayuse Holdings was created in 2018 and is comprised of 10 family companies, in addition to Cayuse Technologies. Cayuse Holdings is headquartered near Pendleton, Oregon and has offices in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Honolulu, and Washington D.C. Cayuse Holdings continues to be a 100% Indian Owned Economic Enterprise and is a foremost provider of responsible sourcing/certified diversity solutions for both commercial and government clients.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Timeline

JUNE 9, 1855

The Treaty of June 9, 1855 between the United States and the Walla, Cayuse, and Umatilla tribes was signed. In the treaty, the tribes reserved rights to fish, hunt, and gather foods and medicines within the ceded lands, which today is northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. Tribal members still exercise and protect those rights today. The Treaty also created the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

1887

The Dawes Allotment Act and Slater Allotment Act allowed much of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to be allocated to non-Indians. Tribal lands were reduced from 245,699 acres to 158,000 acres.

1939

The Johnson Creek Restoration Act returned 14,140 acres of land to the Confederated Tribes.

Continuing The Legacy

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is a union of three tribes: Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. The CTUIR is governed by a Constitution and by-laws adopted in 1949. The Governing body is the nine-member Board of Trustees, elected every two years by the General Council (tribal members age 18 and older).

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Board of Trustees

KAT BRIGHAM

BOT Chairman

JEREMY WOLF

BOT Vice-Chair

SANDRA SAMPSON

Treasurer

SALLY KOSEY

Secretary

LINDSEY X. WATCHMAN

General Council Chair

CORINNE SAMS

Member at Large

ARMAND MINTHORN

Member at Large

JILL-MARIE GAVIN

Member at Large

BOOTS POND

Member at Large

Grow the Company, Grow the People

Cayuse aims to create a seven generation company to build a sustainable enduring legacy.

We believe in value through innovation which is evident in our company core values.

QUALITY

Our quality is a reflection of our proud heritage of integrity, preparation and persistence.

TEAMWORK / FAMILY

We are a close-knit team of fiercely committed professionals working together to achieve the common goals of personal and client satisfaction.

DIVERSITY

We welcome and embrace a free community of diverse people bonded by trust, respect and unity.

HARMONIOUS HEART

We are loyal, honest and mighty. We are a dedicated workforce that achieves its set goals and perseveres regardless of the challenge. We are passionate in what we do.

INTEGRITY

We consider integrity to be the highest standard to which we aspire. We dedicate ourselves to developing strong relationships built on trust, pride and loyalty.

WORK ETHIC

We are proud of our dedication to professionalism and we hold ourselves and each other accountable in all our actions. Our actions reflect positively on ourselves, Cayuse, and the communities we serve.

The Brand. The Mission.The Ultimate Vision.

Working with Cayuse companies gives government and commercial clients the opportunity to not only support the rural community, but also receive world-class technology and business process services at a competitive price. Cayuse Holdings' goals are to:

  • Provide low cost, high quality and on-shore technology services

       to US organizations

  • Create sustainable, living wage jobs for Native Americans and

       the local community

  • Leverage technology to enable Native American socioeconomic development

The Brand is a reflection of all of the amazing people who help bring the solutions to life.
 

The Mission is to grow the company, grow the people.
 

The Ultimate Vision is to advance our heritage through innovation.

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