Bobbie Conner

Eastern Oregon

Bobbie is the director of Tamástslikt (Tah-MAHST-slickt) Cultural Institute, the tribally-owned museum on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon,


Before moving home to Pendleton in 1997, Bobbie worked for the U. S. Small Business Administration for 13 years starting as a Presidential Management Intern and departing from the Sacramento District Director post.


Bobbie is Cayuse, Umatilla and Nez Perce and is enrolled at the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla. She is the Vice Chair of Eastern Oregon University’s inaugural Board of Trustees, is on the Ecotrust Board of Directors, and serves on the Tribes’ Land Acquisition Committee and the Wallowa-based Tamkaliks Celebration Committee. She chaired the Board of Trustees for the National Museum of the American Indian in 2012 and 2013 during service from 2008 to 2014. She also served on the Board of Directors for the American Alliance of Museums from 2008 to 2014.