Rupert Steele is the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, UT. He has served on the Goshute Business Council for three years. He has been very active in addressing tribal issues and concerns at the local, state, and national levels. He speaks his native language fluently. Steele has worked on protection of tribal resources on/off the reservation and has represented the tribe on the Utah and Nevada Inter-Tribal organizations. He is highly knowledgeable of tribal affairs and tribal cultures, values, and beliefs. Steele uses scientific data to make quality decisions that affect the Indian tribes. He knows that science is a very important tool when it comes to making decisions to benefit everyone.