Economic Opportunity by Jannus (EO) is one of three major initiatives of Jannus Inc., a nonprofit human services organization that also includes Public Policy and Community Health. We deliver support in many ways with a focus on improving financial health to create lasting socioeconomic change. For more information about our services, eligibility terms and conditions, or how you can get involved, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.
Boise and Twin Falls are located on the traditional territory of the Shoshone and Bannock Peoples. It is important to recognize that most of us are guests in this territory and to counter the narrative that the land was uninhabited at the time of settler-colonization. The Shoshone and Bannock Peoples originally inhabited the lands in areas now known as California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Through U.S. policies of forced relocation and assimilation, the Shoshone and Bannock peoples' lands were reduced to reservations in Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah. The reservation along the Snake River in Idaho, established under the Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 originally contained 1.8 million acres but was later reduced to 546,338 acres through allotment and legislation. Today, this region is still home to many Shoshone and Bannock Peoples who contribute to the local economy and culture. To learn more about the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, please visit: sbtribes.