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The Kalispel Tribe owns and operates more than a dozen businesses and enterprises in and around the Pend Oreille area.

We believe in building a strong community and our economic development opportunites emphasize our commitment to the land and people.

Tribal Member Spotlight

Megan Heller

By September 1, 2021 No Comments
  • What department do you work in, and what is your job title?
    • I am a Compensation Analyst for Human Resources in the Compensation Department.
  • What’s the best thing about your job?
    • I enjoy being able to help make a difference for not only employees but also the Kalispel Tribe as I provide analysis and administrative support for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians/ Northern Quest Resort & Casino compensation practices. The opportunity to work with friendly and supportive people as I progress in my professional goals also makes going into work fun.
  • What’s the best thing about Kalispel Tribe?
    • The best thing about the Kalispel Tribe is the willingness and generosity to help people from different communities, ranging from a tribal member needing some assistance to a local charity helping disadvantaged individuals.
  • What does your workspace look like?
    • I work in the Human Resources building at Northern Quest is an upbeat, collaborative environment decorated with a few pictures of my loved ones.
  • What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Kalispel Tribe?
    • One of my proudest moments thus far working for the Kalispel Tribe would be as an intern in graduate school when I attended the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Climate Camp on the Salish Kootenai Reservation in Polson, MT, representing the Kalispel Tribe. I had the opportunity to meet and work with tribal leaders from all over the country to aid in tribal environmental sustainability from a local tribal and policy level.
  • What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?
    • I enjoy golfing, attending concerts, and spending time with my friends and family at local restaurants when I am not working.
  • What or who inspires you?
    • My family inspires me with their support, hard work, and perseverance. They are always there to support me when I make or reach a new goal/ milestone in life, such as finishing two master’s degrees to studying/ living in another country.
  • Fill in the blank: I once met…
    • I once met Keith Urban.
  • How do you define success?
    • I would define success as the aid and positive impact on a community’s development while supported by loved ones along the journey.
  • What is your favorite event that Kalispel Tribe puts on?
    • My favorite event that the Kalispel Tribe puts on would be the different music events; it is fun to listen to various music genres in a fun space with good people.
  • What advice would you give to younger tribal members? 
    • It is okay to change your mind and try different paths to find what suits your goals.
  • What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession?

Show up, work hard, & have fun.

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