Introducing Brenda Bremner, Warm Springs Agency Superintendent

Warm Springs, OR March 5, 2021

Good afternoon,

While I am introducing new folks today, I am taking the liberty to introduce the newest member of our team; Warm Springs Agency Superintendent, Brenda Bremner.  Brenda started this week here at the agency allowing me to transition out of the acting Superintendent role.  No one is happier than I about her arrival!  Please allow me introduce Ms. Brenda Bremner!

Brenda is an enrolled member of the Siletz Tribe and has most recently been the General Manager (GM), Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, a position she held for over 20 years.  In that role she led and managed tribal government operations by directing management teams and oversight of operations that included budgets and service provision for the tribe.  More specifically, she was responsible for programmatic oversight of Administration, Maintenance, Education, Culture, Social Services, ICWA Planning, Natural Resources, Housing, Community Health Clinic and 3 satellite tribal offices.  Also, in her role as GM, Brenda managed programs serving the Native American population in the 11 County Service area targeting the Siletz tribal members which include over 5,000 in number.  She coordinated implementation of self-governance compacts, 638 contracts, grants and special projects to increase and expand programs for enhanced services provided to tribal populations.

Of note, Ms. Bremner has taught physical education and health to grades 9th-12th and was also a volunteer coach in the community for youth basketball for over 15 years. Brenda has also volunteered for many civic and community activities including event coordination, grant writing, and fundraising for charitable groups. Brenda has been a foster parent for over 30 years, has 8 children ages 27 to 4 and a partner of 30 years.

Brenda received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from the College of Great Falls – Great Falls, MT.  Her ties to Montana are very strong as her father, Cecil, was an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation and also a contracting officer in the then Portland Area Office.

Please help me in welcoming our newest member to the Superintendent ranks, Ms. Brenda Bremner!  Brenda’s email is

Welcome Brenda!


Bodie Shaw

Northwest Region

Bureau of Indian Affairs