Who is eligible to purchase a 99-year lease at Nixyáawii?


  • An enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older.
Some other uncommon situations affecting eligibility:
  • Parent or legal guardian of an enrolled CTUIR Tribal Member who is a minor.
  • Legal guardian of a CTUIR Tribal Member who is an incapacitated adult.
  • In good financial standing with all CTUIR loan programs and services.  (“Good financial standing” means you are not in default with any CTUIR program/service)
  • Not currently party to another long-term residential lease on tribal trust land.
  • Have not caused tribal trust land to pass into fee status through sale.

Completing Your Eligibility Verification Form

You can complete your Eligibility Verification Form at any time, and you must have a Eligibility Verification Letter before placing an offer on any lot at the Nixyáawii Neighborhood.  Click the link to the right to download a fillable form.  You can fill it out virtually using Adobe Acrobat Reader, or you can print out a copy and fill it in by hand.

Once your form is completed, you can submit it to the CTUIR Economic & Community Development Dept. along with copies of your required documentation.  To submit your form:

  • Scan an e-mail everything to NixyaawiiNeighborhood@ctuir.org.  
  • Mail or drop off your form to the Nixyáawii Governance Center at 46411 Timíne Way, Pendleton, OR 97801.  If you are mailing your form, please address it to the Economic & Community Development.

Eligibility Verification Letter

Once the Economic & Community Development Dept. has reviewed your form, they will return an Eligibility Verification Letter to you by e-mail and to your mailing address.  Keep this letter to submit with your offer for any of the lots at the Nixyáawii Neighborhood.