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Siletz Tribe Donates nearly $427,000 to State, Local and County Charitable Organizations
In February, the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed nearly $427,000 to 28 state, county, and local organizations. These contributions will support cultural activities, education services, healthcare services, public safety organizations, and historic preservation activities. Since 2001, the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has made quarterly donations to nonprofit groups in the Siletz community, Lincoln … Continue reading Siletz Tribe Donates nearly $427,000 to State, Local and County Charitable Organizations
Hospitality Workers Appreciation Day
Every February 23, on National Hospitality Workers Appreciation Day, we recognize hospitality workers' hard work and dedication around the world. First celebrated by Food Service Direct, this appreciation day spotlights these vital yet often overlooked individuals in the hospitality industry. Spanning diverse fields such as hotels, food service, theme parks, travel, and event planning, the … Continue reading Hospitality Workers Appreciation Day
The Siletz Housing Department Breaks Ground on Salem Affordable Housing Project, Kloshe Illahee Haws
The history of the Siletz Tribe and its ancestors dates from time immemorial and includes nearly a third of the land in Oregon. The Tribe’s roots in the Willamette Valley remain strong today. In 2021, the Siletz Tribal Housing Department secured funding for a 40-unit affordable housing development in Salem, known as Kloshe Illahee Haws, … Continue reading The Siletz Housing Department Breaks Ground on Salem Affordable Housing Project, Kloshe Illahee Haws
The Siletz Salem Casino Project Takes Center Stage at Tribal Town Hall
HOMEGOALSCASINOCOMMUNITYNEWSHOMEGOALSCASINOCOMMUNITYNEWSSIGN THE PETITION English English Español de México NEWS & FAQSSiletz Tribe Donates nearly $427,000 to State, Local and County Charitable OrganizationsREAD MOREHospitality Workers Appreciation DayREAD MOREThe Siletz Housing Department Breaks Ground on Salem Affordable Housing Project, Kloshe Illahee HawsREAD MOREThe Siletz Salem Casino Project Takes Center Stage at Tribal Town HallREAD MORESiletz Tribe Donates … Continue reading NEWS
Siletz Tribe Donates nearly $250,000 to State, Local and County Charitable Organizations
Since 2001, the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has made a difference in the lives of our Native American communities and non-profit organizations. To date, the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has contributed more than $21 million to organizations within the Siletz Tribe’s 11-County Service Area in Oregon engaged in education, health and public safety, … Continue reading Siletz Tribe Donates nearly $250,000 to State, Local and County Charitable Organizations
Community Support for Siletz Casino Project Continues to Grow
The latest data is in, and it's clear that the overwhelming majority of folks in Salem and Keizer are entirely behind this exciting venture. According to a recent poll conducted by DHM Research, 66% of residents fully support the Salem Casino Project, and this enthusiasm spans all sorts of different demographics. It's remarkable how unwavering … Continue reading Community Support for Siletz Casino Project Continues to Grow
Fact Sheet: Public Sentiment
July 14, 2023 – In April 2023 the Siletz Tribe enlisted DHM Research to conduct a survey of 600 Salem and Keizer area residents to determine public sentiment about a local casino. To download click here.
Five Things You Should Know About Tribal Casino Revenue
Not all casinos are created equal. Commercial casinos exist to generate a profit for shareholders and owners. Tribal casinos exist for an entirely different purpose – to promote tribal self-determination and fuel economic development to provide government revenues for the tribal community. In 1988, the U.S. Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), which … Continue reading Five Things You Should Know About Tribal Casino Revenue
Salem and Keizer Community Support for the Siletz Casino Project on the Rise
For Immediate Release DATE:  June 12, 2023   June 12, 2023 - SALEM, Ore.— New data shows that a substantial majority of Salem and Keizer-area residents support the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indian’s plans to build an entertainment property in North Salem. According to a recent poll conducted by DHM Research, 66% of residents support … Continue reading Salem and Keizer Community Support for the Siletz Casino Project on the Rise
Governor Tina Kotek sent a letter to Tribes opposing all expansion of tribal gaming in Oregon
April 13, 2023 — Dee Pigsley, Tribal Council Chairman, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians issued the following statement: “The Siletz Casino Project is a unique initiative to build Oregon’s first gaming facility that will directly share revenue with other Oregon Tribes, the State of Oregon and local governments. The revenue from this project promotes … Continue reading Governor Tina Kotek sent a letter to Tribes opposing all expansion of tribal gaming in Oregon
2022: Siletz Tribe supports over 100 local organizations in Oregon
Earlier this year, the Siletz Tribe of Indians received the People’s Choice Award from the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes the positive impact of grants from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund (STCCF) and other support for the local community. The STCCF supported 112 nonprofit groups across Oregon with grants totaling over … Continue reading 2022: Siletz Tribe supports over 100 local organizations in Oregon
2022: Year in Review
2022 was a big year for the Siletz Casino Project. In January 2022, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) held a virtual public hearing on the Environmental Assessment for the Project and received written public comments through April 2022. The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians’ Section 20 Application outlines the chronic social and economic challenges … Continue reading 2022: Year in Review
Siletz Casino Project to Uplift Tribal Community
Currently the Confederated Tribe of the Siletz Indians has $248 million in unmet needs in tribal programs, including approximately $207.5 million in capital need and $40.5 million in annual need. We intend to use gaming income from the proposed Salem casino to provide much needed programs for our Tribal members including supporting tribal elders, establishing … Continue reading Siletz Casino Project to Uplift Tribal Community
Siletz Tribe surpasses $20 million in total donations
The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $475,876.10 to 44 organizations as it continues its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups. We are proud to uplift our local community and are excited to continue sharing contributions throughout the year. The Siletz Tribe has made contributions through employment, monetary donations and cooperative measures to the Siletz … Continue reading Siletz Tribe surpasses $20 million in total donations
Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $149,050 to local organizations
The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $149,050 in the second quarter of 2022 to 37 organizations as it continues its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups. We are proud to uplift our local community and are excited to continue sharing contributions throughout the year. The Siletz Tribe has made contributions through employment, monetary donations … Continue reading Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $149,050 to local organizations
History of Siletz – Kalapuya Treaty of 1855
April 10, 2022 -- Today marks the 167th anniversary since the Kalapuya Treaty of 1855 was officially proclaimed. To learn more about how the treaty impacts the rich history of the tribe and connects us to the Salem area, read a letter from Cultural Resources Director, Robert Kentta, below: My name is Robert Kentta and … Continue reading History of Siletz – Kalapuya Treaty of 1855
Lincoln City Leaders Showcase Support for Siletz Salem Casino
February 15, 2022 - Since 1995, we have served our Tribal members and Oregon communities with revenue from our property in Lincoln City - Chinook Winds. Over the past twenty-five years we have taken pride in being a good neighbor and creating a deep relationship with the Lincoln City community. We’d like to thank this … Continue reading Lincoln City Leaders Showcase Support for Siletz Salem Casino
Siletz Casino Project One Step Closer to Federal Approval
January 7, 2022 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced today the release of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Siletz Casino Project in Salem, Oregon. This release of the EA is a significant step forward for the Siletz Casino Project as the EA is an important component to obtaining federal approval. The EA … Continue reading Siletz Casino Project One Step Closer to Federal Approval
Siletz Tribe Proposes Significant North Salem Road Improvements
January 10, 2022 – Today the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians announced its plan to invest millions in road improvements surrounding the proposed Siletz Casino Project site in North Salem once it is approved. The improvements are intended to support additional traffic flow expected from the Siletz Casino Project, slated to be built on the … Continue reading Siletz Tribe Proposes Significant North Salem Road Improvements
Fact Sheet: Public Sentiment
December 1, 2021 - In October 2021, the Siletz Tribe enlisted DHM Research to conduct a poll of 594 Salem and Keizer-area residents to determine public sentiment about a local casino. To download click here.
Salem and Keizer Community Show Significant Support for the Siletz Casino Project
December 1, 2021 - SALEM, Ore.— New data shows that a strong majority of Salem and Keizer-area residents support the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indian’s plans to build an entertainment property in North Salem. According to a recent poll conducted by DHM Research, 64% of residents support a Salem-area casino, including nearly every demographic group. … Continue reading Salem and Keizer Community Show Significant Support for the Siletz Casino Project
Fact Sheet: Siletz Casino Project Authorization Timeline
November 9, 2021 - The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz is seeking federal authorization under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to construct the Salem Casino Project.  Learn more about the authorization steps and timeline in the below fact sheet. To download click here.
Fact Sheet: Siletz Casino Project Plans and Community Benefits
November 9, 2021 - They say the house always wins, but what if the house is a part of something bigger? The Siletz Casino’s profit-sharing and community-focused business plans ensure that everyone in Salem can benefit from this project. Learn more in the below fact sheet. To download click here.
Siletz announces plans for inter-tribal gaming and entertainment facility
May 2, 2017 - Proposed casino in North Salem would give Oregon Tribes the opportunity to come together to generate millions in profit and share an unprecedented 25% of net revenue with government SALEM, Ore.  — The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon announced a unique partnership that will allow other tribes from throughout … Continue reading Siletz announces plans for inter-tribal gaming and entertainment facility

FAQS

Why are you building a casino on your reservation land in North Salem?

As Tribal leaders, it’s our mission to improve the community and the economy in Oregon. Designated federal trust land in 2000, we have spent several years developing a comprehensive Intertribal Project that will allow us the opportunity to build a casino on our reservation to benefit all Oregonians for years to come.

How does the Salem Intertribal Project benefit all Oregonians?

Unlike every other gaming facility in the state, this project will financially benefit every corner of the state. It will give an unprecedented 25% of net revenues to state and local government. Additionally, by creating revenue sharing with each participating tribe, the casino will provide much needed financial resources for tribes, regardless of where they are located. Locally, the casino will create to over 1,200 permanent living wage jobs and generate $185 million in annual revenue the first year of operation, growing to $231 million by the third year.



Why does the Salem Intertribal Project agreement depend on comprehensive support from other Oregon Tribes?

Partnership is critical to broadening our impact on the economy in Oregon and the communities where we live, work and play. We know that when Tribes work together, we can do more for our community. It is our intent and desire to garner partnership of other Oregon Tribes so that we can allocate 50% of the annual revenue of the casino among the Tribal community.

When will you start construction of the casino on your reservation property in North Salem?

Our intent is to begin construction in 2022. The construction of the facility will cost approximately $231 million and generate approximately 2,300 jobs and millions of investments in local business support. It is our priority to work closely with the city of Salem, federal regulators and the entire community ahead of breaking ground to ensure we mitigate and minimize any disruptions associated with construction.

What will the casino offer patrons when it opens in 2024?

The casino will be conveniently located off of I-5 on exit 258 in North Salem. The 180,000-foot facility will cost approximately $231 million to build and will be home to a 4-star hotel, restaurant and entertainment options and 2,000 gaming devices and 45 table games.

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The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians is a confederation of all the Tribes of western Oregon. In the 1800s Siletz ancestors were removed from their homelands and moved to the Siletz Reservation on the coast. Its Tribal headquarters is located in Siletz, Oregon and the Tribe has operated government offices in Salem, Portland, Eugene, Lincoln City and Siletz for over 40 years.


AN INVESTMENT IN SALEM'S FUTURE

HELP BRING THE SILETZ CASINO PROJECT TO SALEM

From the locals who will work at the property, to the local businesses who benefit from having more visitors in town, an endeavor like this is an investment in Salem's future. This project is a unique opportunity to add thousands of living wage jobs, spur economic growth, bring world-class entertainment, uplift Tribal communities and capitalize on significant infrastructure modernizations.

In addition, the project’s unique profit-sharing and community-focused plans ensure that the State of Oregon, local governments like the City of Salem and other federally recognized Tribes in Oregon benefit from the project. Please, listen to our community and say yes to this investment in Salem’s future.