Shawna previously served as a Board of Director from August 2016 – February 2020. She has returned to serve on the Board of Directors as of February 2023.
She is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Shawna is the daughter of Robert and Elaine Smith, granddaughter of Edward and Delores Rilatos, great granddaughter of Tuton and Pearl Rilatos. Her family comes from two of the most stunning regions of Oregon; Molalla and Galice Creek.
Shawna was born and raised in Alaska. She has lived in several small Alaskan towns, from logging camps to gold mining camps. Once she had completed her Bachelor of Arts from Rocky Mountain College, in Billings Montana she moved back to her family’s ancestral land in Oregon. She is currently a member of Angels Anonymous in North Lincoln County as well.
She has worked for the Siletz Tribe since 1996 and has served on several Tribal committees. She is honored to be the Executive Director of the Siletz Tribal Gaming Commission. She is inspired by the connection to her Tribe, her family and the love of hunting, camping and spending time in nature.
She is grateful that she can play a small role in helping to persevere and carry on the heritage and traditions of the Siletz Tribe. Ghii Dee-Ne Dvn, a Place for Our People, will forever be a remembrance to the Siletz Tribe and the generations to come.
Phone: (541) 921-1184