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GRAND SONDE'S RESTORED!
They say it was the strongest Restoration Bill ever presented
With f i f ty-seven( 57) letters of support and no opposition, our
Bill was passed in the House on November 7, 1983, sponsored by
Congressman Les AuCoin,D-Ore.
"This is a day of celebration" , said Rep. Les AuCoin,"The Grand
Ronde are a determined people who have earned the dignity of being
called a Tribe once more."
On November 11, 1983, Senator Hatfield presented it to the Senate
where it passed without going through Committee. This was a unique
situation and was an important factor in its swift passage in the Sen-
ae With this accomplished in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate;
both of our Congressmen then pushed for the signing by the President;
he signed it on November 22, 1983-, making our restoration Bill, H.R.3885
(Union Calendar No. 276) into LAW!
We are, and will ever be, grateful to Congressman AuCoin for . &
introducing our Bill, Septemhpr 14f 1983; and, for his support and i
able-assistance throygh-out this entire legislation. Also, we are
thankful to Senator Hatfield for his interest and staunch support
whichwas the factor in the Senate's passage, too. We now are look
ing forward to working with them, especially Congressman AuCoin, dur
ing the next two (2) years on our Reservation Plan.
We are now planning to have a Restoration celebration tentatively,
sometime during the early part of 1984. We will have a notice in the
newsletter when all plans are finalized.
Kathryn Harrison, Community Org.
INTERIM COUNCIL WORKSHOPS
, There will be two (2) Workshops a week at the Tribal Office Cor
oil tribal members interested in serving on the Interim Council. Jim
St. Martin, Acting-Director, has agreed to conduct these so anyone i
terested in becoming a candidate for this Interim Council can become
familiar with the responsibilities, etc. For more information, call
Jim at the Tribal Office.
THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES
OF THE GRAND RONDE INDIANS
P.O. Box 94, Grand Rondc, Oregon 97347