Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, December 01, 2016, Page 4, Image 4

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S moke S ignals
DECEMBER 1, 2016
First meeting
2011 – Tribal voters rejected a bundled proposal to overhaul en-
rollment requirements during the Nov. 15 constitutional election.
The vote was 536 against and 457 in favor, for a 54-46 percent split.
2006 – Spirit Mountain
Community Fund donat-
ed $4,500 to the Mount
Angel Glockenspiel Proj-
ect and a Kalapuyan
brave in a praying po-
sition is the first figure
displayed in the clock’s
rotation. The Grand
Ronde Canoe Family also
is represented with one
File photo
of its honor songs played
in the background music.
2001 – Arlene Giffen-Beck, Louise Medeiros and Ruby Bigoni were
appointed to serve on the Elders Committee.
1996 – Tribal students Joe Mercier, Brandy Leno, Ben Bishop, Jason
Greenlaw, Sol George, Rachel Towner, Tara Leno, Dustin Billings,
Erica Mercier and Brian Krehbiel visited Oregon State University in
Corvallis as part of the school’s Native American Student Visitation
1991 – The Tribe celebrated its eighth anniversary of Restoration
with a day of festivities held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The
traditional feast was followed by speakers and a powwow.
1986 – The annual Christmas Party was scheduled for the after-
noon of Dec. 20 in the Grand Ronde Elementary School. A potluck
was scheduled for 1 p.m. followed by the arrival of Santa Claus at
3:30. In addition, there was a coloring contest, games for children
and door prizes.
Photo by Michelle Alaimo
Youth Council Chair Payton Smith, left, speaks during the General
Youth Council meeting held in the Tribal Community Center on
Sunday, Nov. 27. Also on the Youth Council are Isabelle Grout, middle,
Youth Council secretary, and Dominik Briant, right, a Youth Council
member, and not pictured, Raven Harmon, Youth Council vice chair;
Madalyn Volz, Youth Council treasurer; and Jason Page, a Youth
Council member. The Youth Council also has one vacancy. It was the
first meeting of a Youth Council that has been held at the Tribe.
Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year incre-
ments through the pages of Smoke Signals.
Chemawa schedules craft show
SALEM — Chemawa Indian School, 3700 Chemawa Road N.E., will be
holding a craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Admission
is a donation of canned food.
There will be hand-crafted gifts and Native-style gifts with some com-
mercial items accepted upon review.
The craft show is sponsored by the Chemawa Powwow Club.
Vendors should contact Sonya Olson at 503-399-5721, ext. 1284, or
Melinda Puerta at 503-399-5721, ext. 1227, or send an e-mail to sonya. 
To find out more, attend a FREE Start Your Business class!
JOIN US at the Grand Ronde Adult Education Building
on the second Thursday of every month at 4PM
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR
Or call 503 548-7314
Hunting & Fishing
Lifeways of the Grand Ronde People
Who: All Grand Ronde Tribal members.
What: We would like to record your family’s hunting and
fishing stories for inclusion in the Tribe’s cultural
and historical collections.
Where: Chachalu: Tribal Museum and Cultural Center
When: Starting September 1st, 2015
How: Contact Stacey Runningbird @ 503-879-2381
Ad created by George Valdez