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    2 MAY 1,2011
Smoke Signals
NOTICE Monthly Tribal Council Wednesday Meetings
DATE TIME
Wednesday, May 11 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25 5 p.m.
Pleat not that the timet and date are eubjeet to change 1 needed. Call Dakota
Whltecloud, Tribal Council Relation Coordinator, at 503-879-1309 to confirm.
General Council mooting
Sunday, May 1 10 a.m.
Tribal Community Center
Dear Smoke Signals:
My name is Maria Pascua and I teach the Makah language at Neah Day
High School on the Makah Reservation in Washington state. I would like
to express thanks on behalf of my Makah III language class, which took
a trip to Grand Ronde on April 17-18. We brought a small group of 11
people to share a little bit of Makah culture and demonstrate some work
the students have done in the presentation of bilingual legend in puppet
show form, as well as another bilingual storybook by our senior student,
Synon Allen (granddaughter of Cheryle Kennedy).
We wish to give special thanks to Cheryle Kennedy and Jocelyn Huff
man for helping us with our accommodations at Spirit Mountain Casino;
Bobby Mercier and the singers who greeted us at the plankhouse Sunday
evening; and Kathy Cole and her Immersion kindergarten class for the
demonstration of Chinuk Wawa; also, Bobby Mercier for the wonderful
tour of the canoe project at the museum in Salem. We thank the Confeder
ated Tribes of Grand Ronde for the work they are doing in language and
cultural activities - so inspirational!
We so enjoyed the preschool students, hearing some of your songs and
getting to know a little bit more of your history. Also, our group was honored
to receive blankets from you we have a memorable trip and left Grand
Ronde with good feelings. Again, we just want to say haiyu masee.
Maria Parker Pascua
Makah
See page 14 for more letters.
Chinuk Wawa classes offered
The Tribal Cultural Education Department offers adult Chinuk Wawa
language classes from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday in Room 207
of the Tribal Education Building.
Language classes can be taken for college credit or for fun.
For more information, contact Chinuk Wawa teacher Kathy Cole at
503-879-2249 or 503-437-4599. B
Tribal offices will be closing at noon on Friday, May 27, and be closed
on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
Committee & Special Event
Board meeting days and times
Below is the most current information on the meeting days and times
for Tribal Committees and Special Event Boards:
Ceremonial Hunt Board meets as needed. Chair: Shonn Leno.
Cultural Trust Board. Meeting schedule to be announced. Chair:
Perri McDaniel.
Culture Committee meets at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the
month in Modular No. 3. Chair: Kathy Provost.
Education Committee meets at 5:15 p.m. on the first Monday of
the month in the Adult Education Building. Chair: Shelby Rogers.
Enrollment Committee meets quarterly in Room 204 of the Gov
ernance Building. Acting Chair: Robert Schmid.
Fish & Wildlife Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday
of the month at the Natural Resources Building. Chair: Harold
Lyon.
Health Committee meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of
the month in the Tribal Wellness Center. Acting Chair: Patti Tom
Martin. Powwow Special Event Board meets at 5 p.m. the first Thursday
of the month at the Tribal Community Center. Acting Chair: Dana
Ainam.
Rodeo Special Event Board meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of
the month at the Tribal Rodeo Office. Acting Chair: Harold Lyon.
Social Services Committee meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday
of the month in Cultural Resources. Chair: TBD.
Timber Committee meets at 5 p.m. the second Thursday of each
month at the Natural Resources Building. Chair: Bob Mercier.
Veterans Special Event Board meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of
the month in the Tribal Community Center. Chair: Dakota White-cloud.
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munity of Oregon, is published twice a month. No portion of this publication may be reprinted
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