Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, October 01, 2011, Image 1

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Photo by Michelle Alaimo
Tribal Chairwoman Cheryle A. Kannady spaaks during tha first-avar Confadaratad Tribas of Grand Ronda
and City of Portland Tribal Govarnmant Day at tha Portland Building in Portland on Friday, Sapt. 23. Among
othar attandaas wara Tribal Council mambar Kathlaan Tom, left, Portland City Commissionar Dan Saltzman,
third from right, Tribal Council Sacratary Jack Giffen Jr., second from right, and Warren Jimenez, chief of staff
for Portland Mayor Sam Adams.
Turiitoal (Goverminnieinrii Day DneDdl
Portland meeting may lead to official accord between governments
By Dean Rhodes
Smoke Signals editor
A first-ever Tribal Government Day between
the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
and City of Portland may lead to an ac
cord between the two governments that outlines
a more official government-to-government relationship.
The three-hour event held Friday,. Sept. 23 Na
tional Indian Day in downtown Portland was a
concerted effort to build more awareness throughout
city staff about the Confederated Tribes of Grand
Ronde and its historical connection to the Portland
See GOVERNMENT DAY
continued on page 4
A 4-3 vote
continues
enrollment
election
By Dean Rhodes
Smoke Signals editor
Tribal Council voted 4-3 on
Wednesday, Sept. 14, to
reject an effort to stop the
current enrollment requirement
amendment election and instead
seek an advisory vote on whether
the proposed amendment should
be bundled as a single proposal or
divided into four separate votes.
Tribal Council Vice Chair Reyn
Leno moved to overturn the previ
ous council's June 2 decision to send
a bundled enrollment requirement
amendment to Tribal voters. On
June 16, the Bureau of Indian Affairs'
Northwest Regional Director autho
rized the calling of the election.
"I truly believe that this going
out as one could be very dangerous
to this Tribe," Leno said, warning
that the Tribe could be flooded with
enrollment petitions if it passes in
its current form. "All the work that
we've put into getting ready for the
2012 budget will be for nothing."
Leno said he also was making
the motion because of the com
ments he has heard from Tribal
members who would prefer four
separate votes. He also said he felt
it was important to seek the mem
bership's input on how they want
the amendment to be presented on
the ballot.
In June, Tribal Council voted 5-4
See ENROLLMENT
continued on page 7
Aft II 02, Noora KSirausey Defftt a paftDu tio ffolDow
By Ron Karten
Smoke Signals staff writer
Nora Kimsey was born on
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1908,
in Grand Ronde and raised
in the Grand Ronde area.
She walked on Sept. 7, 2011, at
her home in Grand Ronde.
She was 102 and the Tribe's el
dest and most beloved Elder.
She married Loren Kimsey in
1929 and their children are Mar
garet Provost, Marvin Kimsey and
Myrna Brandon, all Tribal Elders
who still live in Grand Ronde.
Nora's children, grandchildren
r.i ss f,
and great-grandchildren have
given her 103 direct descendants.
At the time of her passing, Nora
was aunt to 200 to 300 people, with
six generations growing up behind
her.
Many of Nora's descendants re
main active and influential with the
Tribe and in Tribal activities.
See NORA
continued on pages 8-9
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Oregon Gov. Ted
Kulongoski meets
Tribal Elder Nora
Kimsey during
his visit to the
Tribal campus in
May 2007. Also
pictured is Kimsey's
daughter, Tribal
Elder Margaret
Provost, left, and
Tribal Council
member Chris
Mercier.
Smoke Signals file photo