Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, May 01, 2013, Page 12, Image 10

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    Smoke Signals
MAY 1,2013
Council sets May 5
General Council agenda
By Donn IthodPN
Smoke Signals editor
Trilil mombiTH who attend the
May r (Jcncral Council meeting at
the Valley Kiver Inn in Kugene will
hear a program report from Tribal
Economic Development Director
Titu AHghar.
Tribal Council approved the agen
da at its Wednesday, April 24,
AHghar will brief the general
membership on the Tribe's purchase
of Shasta Administrative Services in
Redmond in 2012 and recent invest
ment in Sam Medical Products in
The (Jeneral Council meeting will
start at 11 a.m.
In other action on April 24, Tribal
Appointed Tribal Council member
Jon A. George as the delegate to
the Mid-Willamette Valley Coun
cil of Governments and all remain
ing Tribal Council members as
Authorized the Economic Devel
opment Department to file docu
ments with the state to form Ilihi,
LLC, for the purpose of expanding
economic development into the
sustainable plastics industry;
Approved issuing a Tribal credit
card for Human Resources Depart
ment Manager Connie Holmes;
Approved applying to the Oregon
Youth Conservation Corps for a
grant not to exceed $16,500 to
help fund the Natural Resource
Department's summer youth
Approved an Oregon Watershed
Enhancement Hoard grant agree
ment for technical assistance and
OK'd submitting an application
for a Performance Partnership
grant to the Environmental Pro
tection Agency;
Re-appointed Sharon Hanson,
Joann Mercier and Michael Mer
cier to the Tribal Election Hoard
and re-appointed Janet CJiddings
and appointed Kimberly Campbell
as alternates;
And approved one infant enroll
ment into the Tribe.
The April 24 Tribal Council packet
also included a staff directive re
garding proposed amendments to
the Tribal Council Ordinance. Eight
Tribal Council members approved
bringing the amendments forward
to Legislative Action Committee.
The amendments would authorize
issuing General Services Admin
istration cards to Tribal Council
members for appropriate travel
expenses and requires Tribal Coun
cil to discuss any allegations that
a fellow council member was in
toxicated or under the influence of
drugs while conducting or traveling
on Tribal business. It also requires
Tribal Council members to report
when they are taking prescription
medications that may impair their
The amendments were advertised
twice in Smoke Signals with com
ments due by March 31. None were
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Photo by Michelle Alaimo
The Tribe held a "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day on
Thursday, April 25.Th day included a welcoma from Tribal Council,
watching tha Tribe's 25th Restoration video, facility tours, recreation
activities and a cultural presentation in addition to the youths
shadowing their parents at their respective work sites. Tribal 477
Employment & Training Supervisor Leslie Riggs brought his 13-year-old
daughter, Kennedy Aronson, to work with him. "I thought it was
important to expose her to the working day," he said. "I also thought it
was a good opportunity for her to better understand what it is like to
work for the Tribe." Nya Ainam, 6, answers questions as she sits in the
witness stand during a tour of Tribal Court. Behind her Audrey Mercier,
8, tries out the judge's chair and Anesia Ainam, 8, waits for her chance
in the chair. Other youth who took part in the day were Dominic Holtz,
9 and Grave Gibbons After Buffalo, 12.
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