• Annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival
  • Mount Putnam
  • Shoshone-Bannock Beadwork
  • Rodeo Grounds - Fort Hall, Idaho
  • A spring on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation
To learn more about your health care options or to fill out an exemption waiver contact our local Indian Health Services (IHS)representative Ms. Dora Truchot at 208-238-5442 or email dora.truchot@ihs.gov .

Is OST holding money for you?? The office of the Special Trusteee for American Indians (OST) is seeking to update addresses for the Individual Indian Money (IIM)account holders. Please check the list for your name and contact the local field office to upd
Attention Tribal members! "Called Meeting" on Saturday, March 29th at 10AM at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel. Agenda topic is Tribal Enrollment. Lunch will be served. Closed meeting, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal members only.
The new Donzia Gift Shop is now ONLINE for unique cultural purchases such as hand made, museum quality beaded items ranging from barrettes, buckles, keychains and earrings. Visit their shop today! Located within the new Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event

Welcome to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Website

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are located on the Fort Hall Reservation in Southeastern Idaho, between the cities of Pocatello, American Falls, and Blackfoot. The Reservation is divided into five districts: Fort Hall, Lincoln Creek, Ross Fork, Gibson, and Bannock Creek. Currently, 97% of the Reservation lands are owned by the Tribes and individual Indian ownership.

The Tribes are composed of several Shoshone and Bannock bands that were forced to the Fort Hall Reservation, which eventually became the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. There are approximately 5,681 enrolled tribal members with a majority living on or near the Fort Hall Reservation. Through its self-governing rights afforded under the Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 and the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, the Tribes manages its own schools, post office, grocery store, waste disposal, agriculture and commercial businesses, rural transits, casinos, and more.

The tribal government offices and most tribal business enterprises are located eight miles north of Pocatello in Fort Hall. A recent economic impact study found that the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes government, businesses, support agencies and lands generate more than 4,000 jobs and add $330 million annually to the eastern Idaho economy. Read more about the economic impact study.



In conjunction with several Idaho Tribes and the Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Market Research, a nationally-recognized survey firm with headquarters in the Pacific Northwest, is conducting a research project among Tribal members. This is part of a long-term study, intended to improve public health, partly by enhancing water quality standards throughout Idaho. A critical component in the project involves interviews with Tribal members. Interviewers will conduct telephone and in-person interviews.

They will be responsible for meeting with respondents and administering a structured questionnaire, conducting extensive in-person interviews. This is a part-time temporary position. Duration of work will last approximately 9-12 months and it will require in-state travel.

Pay: $20 per hour

Qualifications and desired traits:

Excellent interpersonal skills - Strong oral communication skills - Strong written communication skills - Courtesy and professionalism - Ability to think “on one’s feet� and to adapt to changing conditions - Reliability


GED or high school diploma preferred, undergraduate degree ideal - 9th grade reading level - Fluent in one or more Native American languages preferred

Clerical skills

Legible hand-writing - Spelling - Grammar - Data entry: typing 25 words per minute preferred

Employment availability:

Part-time work for 9-12 months - Transportation for in-state travel - Self-starter, excellent work ethic - 18+ years old

Ability to follow directions (administering surveys accurately and consistently, following a common, scripted approach in order to maximize objectivity and to enhance comparability)

Qualified candidates are encouraged to complete and submit this online application at: http://tribalsurvey.questionpro.com/ or to send a resume to Christine Jones (cjones@pacificmarketresearch.com) at Pacific Market Research. To learn more about the survey and job opportunity contact the Shoshone-Bannock Water Quality Specialist Candon Tanaka at 208-239-4582 or 239-4587.





Tribal Exemption Application

As part of the Affordable Care Act, every person needs to have health coverage or make a payment on their federal income tax return called the "Shared responsibility payment."

All members of a Native American Tribe are exempt from making this payment. If you don't file a federal income tax return then you do not need to fill the application out. It is important to complete the 2 page application and mail out.

If you get the exemption, the Health Insurance Marketplace will give you an Exemption Certificate Number that you will need to put on your federal income tax return. So it is important to fill it out in advance to get a number.

To get help with this application contact our local Indian Health Service Clinic representative: Ms. Dora Truchot, Benefits Coordinator & Certified Application Counselor at (208) 238-5442 or email dora.truchot@ihs.gov Monday thru Friday, 8AM-4PM.

Click here to download the Tribal Exemption Application



As of March 2014, there were 5,826 enrolled
Shoshone-Bannock tribal members: of the tribal membership

4,038 reside on the Fort Hall Reservation.

There are 5,762 people living on the
Fort Hall Reservation. Of those 1,826 identify
themselves as Non-Indian.

There are a total of 1,779 households
on the Fort Hall Reservation.

The median age of reservation residents
is 29.
Source: 2000 Census Bureau statistics


Annual Events

ShoBan Festival

Welcome to Fort Hall, Idaho

2012 Shoshone-Bannock Wellness Tour

The Affordable Care Act and Indian Country

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