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JUNE 15, 2018
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Tribal member Chance Taureau, owner of Taureau Consulting, was
the guest speaker for the Honoring Men’s Wellness gathering held at
the Tribal Community Center on Tuesday, June 5. Taureau discussed
physical health, abuse, relationships and spiritual connections. His
mission is to help individuals understand men’s choices, ways of life and
relationships. The event was organized by the Tribe’s Community Health
Program for men to gather and build a community around men. Taureau
said he hopes to return next June for another gathering.
Adult Members’ Trust and Minors’
Custodial & Rabbi Trust Funds
Investments in the Adult Members’ Trust Fund and the Minors’ Custodial
and Rabbi Trust Funds are updated each business day.
If you are a trust participant and/or if you are the parent/guardian of a
minor member, you can access and review your balance and your minor
child’s balance by visiting www.401Save.com.
To log-in, the initial User ID is your (or your child’s) Social Security number,
and the initial Password is “00” followed by your (or your child’s) membership
number. Once logged in, you can customize your User ID and password for
security purposes. If you have any trouble logging in to or using the sys-
tem, contact the 401Save Call Center at 1-888-700-0808 between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday.
‘It’s been a long time coming’
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of Chachalu, former and current
Culture Committee members,
former and current Tribal Coun-
cil members, contractors, Tribal
Employment Rights Office work-
ers, and charitable organizations,
businesses and individual Tribal
members who helped finance the
Phase II remodeling.
“This was truly a community
effort,” Harrelson said.
Stewart said that most museums
feature dead or dying cultures, but
that he sought to make Chachalu’s
design reflect a Tribal culture that is
alive and continually changing. He
also thanked Interpretive Graphic
Specialist Teal Reibach for helping
bring his ideas to visual fruition.
Jon A. George said he hopes
the 16 items currently on display
are just the beginning of Grand
Ronde-associated pieces in muse-
ums coming home to visit or stay.
“A living piece of our ancestors
are now in our presence,” George
said. “This is such a powerful, pow-
erful time in our lifetimes. … The
living objects of our ancestors have
Harrelson called Tony Johnson,
June Olson, Tribal Public Works
Coordinator John Mercier, Cul-
ture Committee Chair Francene
Ambrose and Lindy Trolan up for
a panel discussion to discuss the
re-opening of Chachalu.
The event concluded with a panel
discussion about the “Rise of the
Collectors” exhibit featuring Tribal
Council Vice Chair Chris Mercier,
former Tribal General Manager
and Elder Greg Archuleta, re-
nowned Oregon historian Stephen
Dow Beckham and Willamina
resident and archaeologist Dennis
Werth, who first informed the Tribe
of the Summers Collection’s exis-
tence some 30 years ago.
“It’s been a long time coming,”
Mercier said, recalling a trip to
an Affiliated Tribes of Northwest
Indians conference during which
he visited the Salish Kootenai
Tribe’s cultural center and muse-
um. “That’s when I realized that
Grand Ronde needed somewhere
like this, a place that tells our story.
… I think our Tribe needs to contin-
ue to tell our story and I’m glad we
have a place devoted just to that.”
Also included in the “Rise of the
Collectors” exhibition are items
collected between 1889 and 1934
by Dr. Andrew Kershaw, who lived
in Grand Ronde for 20 years as a
Bureau of Indian Affairs employee
in the roles of physician and superin-
tendent of the Grand Ronde Agency.
The Kershaw Collection at the
Oregon Historical Society includes
91 woven objects. In addition, Ker-
shaw’s only remaining descendant,
great-grandson Andrew “Skeeter”
Kershaw, donated more than 40
items, photos and documents to
“The Summers and Kershaw
collections document the transition
from traditional Indian culture of
the western Oregon valleys into ma-
terials, techniques and designs re-
sponding to opportunities to make
objects for sale and use in the 20th
century,” the exhibit’s information-
al book says. “The collections reflect
the changes occurring in the lives
of those living at Grand Ronde and
coping with survival and the strong
forces altering their lives.”
“This exhibit is a story of a peo-
ple’s resilience, their relationship
with place, and the perseverance
of their culture,” Stewart wrote in
the informational book’s forward.
Name changes in court
Location: 9615 Grand Ronde Rd. Community Service
Center Bldg. B
Grand Ronde, Oregon 97347
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Cost: $65.00 (Cost includes registration fee)
Instructor: Juan J. Sifuentez
This Four (4) hour SABRE Civilian Safety Awareness
There is a $25:00 registration fee
which is included with the cost of
This fee is for the training materials
that you will receive at the
beginning of the class
Please register by sending an email
You will receive a reply with
information on payment options
Registration fees are due by
Friday, June 08
Program (CSAP) will teach you how to:
Identify and avoid dangerous encounters.
Discourage an attacker
Unfortunately, all dangerous encounters cannot be
avoided; so CSAP will also teach you:
use verbal commands & simple self-defense
Effectively and responsibly deploy SABRE Pepper
Escape an attacker
You will become familiar with your SABRE pepper spray
by deploying Water-Filled inert Practice Sprays at Static
Targets as well as deploying the Practice Spray at your
instructor during a simulated attack!
MULTIPLY YOUR FORCE!
Tribal Court provides both minor and adult name changes to enrolled
members for a filing fee of only $30. If you have any questions or would
like to request a packet, contact Tribal Court at 503-879-2303.
Starting July 1, Tribal Court will offer Court Facilitation Services. Court
staff will be offering help to people who do not have an attorney and who
would like assistance with court-related paperwork. Court staff are not
attorneys and cannot provide legal advice or assistance. This service is open
to the community and will be offered by appointment only from 9 a.m. to
noon every Friday. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact
the Tribal Court at 503-879-2303 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Court Staff May Not…
Apply rules and laws to the facts of a specific
Court Staff May…
Provide basic information applicable to all parties
about court procedures, rules and practices.
Interpret the meaning of ordinances, statutes or
rules in an attempt to explain how those rules
may apply to particular situations.
Refer people to specific statutes or court rules
that govern routine court practice or procedures.
Recommend one procedure or form over
Provide instructions and forms developed by the
Substitute their own words for a customer’s
words on a form or draft a legal document of
Indicate where to provide information on a form.
Fill in blanks under the direction of a customer on
forms selected by the customer.
Take sides, recommend the services of a specific
attorney and offer opinions about possible
outcomes of court matters.
Provide court schedules and information on how
to get matters scheduled or refer to Oregon State
Bar or local legal aid offices for legal assistance.
CSAP STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE:
SABRE CSAP Student Manual
Three (3) SABRE Inert, Practice/Training Sprays
Quick Release Key Ring
Most Popular SABRE Defense Spray with
Survivor Tools for Smart Living
Certificate of Completion