Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, October 15, 2010, Page 4, Image 4

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    4 OCTOBER 15, 2010
Smoke Signals
2005 Grand Rondo Tribal Council members Angio Dlackwell,
Reyn Leno and Jack Giflen Jr. traveled to Washington, D.C., to
meet with Oregon's congressional representatives to discuss the
Tribe's opposition to a casino in tho Columbia River Gorge.
2000 Tribal members were encouraged to vote in tho upcom
ing national election, which pitted Vice President Al Goro vs.
Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Bush opposed Tribal sovereignty
and said he thinks Tribes should be controlled by local and state
governments, while Gore favored Tribes retaining their current
level of sovereignty.
1995 People seeking jobs at Spirit Mountain Casino ex
ceeded 3,000, forcing the new casino's Human Resources staff
to work overtime to alleviate delays. The casino temporarily
suspended accepting new applications until it had responded
to those already on file.
1990 Tribal member Felicia Lewis received honors at
the Jackson County Fair in Medford. She received champion
awards for Western Equitation and Showmanship and Grand
Champion honors for High Point. She was pictured with her
horse, Shadow.
1985 The Tribal Health Department hired Carol Terp as
the new community health nurse.
Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year
increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.
Restoration Committee
seeks Walking On photos
The Tribe's 27th Restoration Celebration Committee is seeking photos
of Tribal members, family members and community members who have
walked on since the last Restoration celebration on Nov. 22, 2009.
The photos will be used for a commemorative slideshow to be shown
during the 27th Restoration Celebration on Monday, Nov. 22, in the Tribal
Please submit photos to or call the Tribe's Publi
cations Department at 503-879-1463 for more information. Please include
full name of the person who has walked on, as well as date of birth and
Deadline to submit photos for inclusion in the slideshow is 5 p.m. Mon
day, Nov. 15. B
Restoration group
seeks vendors, drums
The Tribe's 27th Restoration Celebration Committee is seeking vendors
for this year's event on Monday, Nov. 22, in the Tribal gymnasium.
Vendors will be needed from noon to 9 p.m. and be located in the Tribal
Education Building. Space is limited. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 8.
In addition, drum groups are being sought for the Restoration Powwow.
Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. '
Submit your name as a vendor or drum group and contact information
to or call the Tribe's Public Affairs Office
at 503-879-1418.
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The Grand Ronde Saddle Club is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday near the old Grand Ronde Food Bank off Grand Ronde
The club is closed on Thursday and Sunday.
Everyone is invited to visit the horses and take a ride.
For more information, contact Tribal member Clint Folden at
Roll 'cm: GRTHA schedules Movie Night
The Grand Ronde Tribal Housing Authority will hold its first free Movie
Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in tho Tribal gymnasium.
The movie to be shown has not yet been determined, but will bo a new
reloaso on DVD.
Children 12 and younger must bo accompanied by someone 16 or older who
will supervise and bo responsible for tho younger attendee's behavior.
For more information, call the Housing Authority at 503-879-1 643.
Photos by Michelle Alalmc
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Bond Education Division held its
annual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 6. In addition to showcasing
the outstanding programs and services, this year the division added
a special segment to the agenda. The staff presented more than 50
awards to internal and external partners, recognizing their unique
value in strengthening their programs. A couple of those partners
included Tribal Council and Chemeketa Community College. Above,
Tribal descendant Tare Thorsgard waits to have her bingo card
stamped by Library Aide and Tribal member Brain Glass. Everyone
who attended received a bingo card that was stamped as they visited
the different areas of Education. Once everything was stamped, the
card could be turned in for a prize.
Teaya Leno, Education Division bus monitorprogram assistant,
dishes pieces of cake during the Education Division Open House. The
Education staff served a barbecue dinner.
College hosting Storytelling Festival
The Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival, which is celebrating its fifth
season of Tribal storytelling in the Pacific Northwest, will be held Friday
and Saturday, Nov. 12-13, at Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis and Clark
College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland.
The festival features some of the region's finest traditional and contem
porary Tribal storytellers, plus guest storytellers from Tribes in California
and Alaska. Events will include Tribal drumming and singing, and opening
prayers by spiritual Elders.
A silent charity auction will be held to benefit the Northwest Indian
Storytellers Association.
This year's festival theme is Canoe Journey. Traditional canoe stories
by Tribal storytellers from Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska
will be featured, as well as a presentation by the Grand RondeChinook
Canoe Family.
For more information on the festival and emerging storytellers workshop
for Tribal community members, contact Emily Olson at emilywisdo or call 503-775-4014. D