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Tribe chooses Stevenson as new legislative director

Tyrel Stevenson. (Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe photo)
Tyrel Stevenson. (Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe photo)

PLUMMER – Tyrel Stevenson has assumed the role of Legislative Director for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. He will be handling tribal issues at the federal, state and local government levels.

Stevenson has worked for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Office of Legal Counsel since 2007, where he worked to address a number of tribal issues that included land use and acquisitions, trust reform, health care, tax policy, tribal code, and environmental issues.

“Tyrel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that he’s gained over the many years he’s working with our tribal government. He’s well-versed in tribal issues and our priorities and we’re excited that he will be representing us in Boise and DC and working on our behalf as our Legislative Director,” said Chief Allan, Chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.

Prior to working for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Stevenson worked in the Canyon County public defender’s office for two years. An Idaho native, Stevenson graduated from Caldwell High School. He was a member of the track and field team for the University of Idaho, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a law degree.

“I am deeply honored by the opportunity to serve the Tribe in another capacity and I am excited for the challenges ahead.  I am particularly excited to continue the work to strengthen relationships and pursue the Tribe’s goals to improve opportunities for this community,” Stevenson said.

Stevenson replaces former Legislative Director Helo Hancock, who was recently hired as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Benewah Medical & Wellness Center/Heather Keen, Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

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