The master access deal helps tribal members to reestablish access to historic fishing and hunting grounds through the Meacham Canyon region for the Confederated Tribes.
The cooperation agreement makes the ties between UP and the Confederated Tribes official as the two entities work toward track projects UP Railroad will implement on the rail line within the borders of the reservation.
Clive Benfield, managing director of Coventry-based Benfield Homes, said the two new recruits would be a major asset to Confederated Builders.
Confederated Builders has completed two major projects - Tower Court, the former home of industrial giants Courtaulds, has been redeveloped at a cost of pounds 6 million, supported by regional and European funding.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla are showing real vision in developing a partnership that will not only create jobs now, but will also provide opportunities over the long term through training and development," said U.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation employs more than 1,100 people (50 percent tribal members, 40 percent non-Indian, 10 percent other Indians.