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Spilyqy Tyrooo, Warm Springs, Oregon
August 4, 2005
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Cooks Wesla Selam and Arita Dave were enjoying the new kitchen at
View of the inside of the longhouse, during the dedication ceremony.
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Representatives of. the Columbia River tribes were on hand.
Indians of the Columbia River tribes
gathered on July 23 for the opening and
blessing of the new Celilo Wy-Am
Longhouse. The building is beautiful to
look at and the people of Celilo are very
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happy with the longhouse.
At the gathering were Indians of Celilo
Village, the Confederated Tribes of Warm
Springs, the Yakama Nation, the Umatilla
and Nez Perce tribes. The BIA and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers were also on
hand. The Confederated Tribes of Warm
Springs was one of the partners in the
Celilo Longhouse project.
The Corps of Engineers provided
funding. "I think it was a good use of the
in-lieu money," said Council Chairman
Ron Suppah, who is on the Wy-Am
Board. "I'm glad the board was able to
work to consensus and get die Celilo
Village redevelopment project started,"
The new longhouse is the first of many
improvements that are planned at Celilo
Village, which has a population of about
60. "This is a good start," said Suppah.
The next phases will be infrastructure
and housing. The Corps of Engineers is
planning to spend $10 million on the
Marcus Jim prepares the eels for the dedication feast.