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'''Paulette Jordan''' was born into a ranching and farming family in northern [[Idaho]]. She owns timberland and farmland in northern [[Idaho]] as well. She is an enrolled citizen of the federally recognized Coeur d'Alene tribe, which is based on the reservation of the same name. She also has Sinkiuse (known as the Moses–Columbia Band of the Colville Confederacy), Nez Perce  and Yakama–Palus ancestry.<ref name=jor2>[http://blog.nmai.si.edu/main/2014/12/meet-native-america-paulette-e-jordan.html Meet Native America: Paulette E. Jordan, Idaho House Representative] NMAI, Dec. 19, 2014</ref>
 
'''Paulette Jordan''' was born into a ranching and farming family in northern [[Idaho]]. She owns timberland and farmland in northern [[Idaho]] as well. She is an enrolled citizen of the federally recognized Coeur d'Alene tribe, which is based on the reservation of the same name. She also has Sinkiuse (known as the Moses–Columbia Band of the Colville Confederacy), Nez Perce  and Yakama–Palus ancestry.<ref name=jor2>[http://blog.nmai.si.edu/main/2014/12/meet-native-america-paulette-e-jordan.html Meet Native America: Paulette E. Jordan, Idaho House Representative] NMAI, Dec. 19, 2014</ref>
  
'''Jordan''' attended Gonzaga Preparatory before going to the University of [[Washington]], where she graduated. While in [[Seattle]], she held a variety of leadership roles in community activism and became involved in local city politics, also serving as an adviser to the president of the university.
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'''Jordan''' attended Gonzaga Preparatory before going to the University of [[Washington]], where she graduated. While in [[Seattle]], she held a variety of leadership roles in community activism and became involved in local city politics, also serving as an adviser to the president of the university.<ref name=jor3>[https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/paulette-jordan-coeur-dalene-seeking-office-in-idaho-legislature-speaks-to-ictmn/ Paulette Jordan, Coeur d’Alene Seeking Office in Idaho Legislature, Speaks to ICTMN] Indian Country Today, Oct. 29, 2012</ref>
  
 
After returning to the reservation, Jordan ran for and was elected to the Tribal Council. From this position, she became the co-chair of gaming for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), an organization founded in 1953 so that tribes could act in concert on mutual interests. She is also a Senior Executive Board representative, Finance Chair and Energy Initiative Chair for the National Indian Gaming Association, serving her third consecutive term. '''Jordan''' is the youngest member to be elected to the Tribal Council.
 
After returning to the reservation, Jordan ran for and was elected to the Tribal Council. From this position, she became the co-chair of gaming for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), an organization founded in 1953 so that tribes could act in concert on mutual interests. She is also a Senior Executive Board representative, Finance Chair and Energy Initiative Chair for the National Indian Gaming Association, serving her third consecutive term. '''Jordan''' is the youngest member to be elected to the Tribal Council.

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Paulette Jordan



Paulette Jordan was born December 7, 1979 and is an American politician and a Democratic Party member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 5 Seat A from 2014-2018.[1] She previously served on the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council, its sovereign government. She is the only Democrat elected from northern Idaho. Jordan is running for Governor of Idaho in the 2018 election as a Democrat.

Background

Paulette Jordan was born into a ranching and farming family in northern Idaho. She owns timberland and farmland in northern Idaho as well. She is an enrolled citizen of the federally recognized Coeur d'Alene tribe, which is based on the reservation of the same name. She also has Sinkiuse (known as the Moses–Columbia Band of the Colville Confederacy), Nez Perce and Yakama–Palus ancestry.[2]

Jordan attended Gonzaga Preparatory before going to the University of Washington, where she graduated. While in Seattle, she held a variety of leadership roles in community activism and became involved in local city politics, also serving as an adviser to the president of the university.[3]

After returning to the reservation, Jordan ran for and was elected to the Tribal Council. From this position, she became the co-chair of gaming for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), an organization founded in 1953 so that tribes could act in concert on mutual interests. She is also a Senior Executive Board representative, Finance Chair and Energy Initiative Chair for the National Indian Gaming Association, serving her third consecutive term. Jordan is the youngest member to be elected to the Tribal Council.

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