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Cayuse Holdings

Our Story

Founded initially in 2006, Cayuse Holdings is today comprised of a family companies headquartered near Pendleton, Oregon, with offices in the Washington D.C. metro area, and Honolulu, HI. Tribally owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Cayuse Holdings is a 100% Indian Owned Economic Enterprise and a foremost provider of responsible sourcing/certified diversity solutions for commercial, government, and tribal clients.

Our Mission

To become the #1 American Indian-owned commercial, government, and tribal contractor, providing trusted value for our clients, reliable and rewarding careers for our employees and contributing to the growth of the CTUIR.

Our Vision

Grow the Company, Grow the People!

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Core Values

Cayuse Holdings Core Values

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).

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.



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.



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

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