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JUNE 15, 2018
Parazoo family reunion
The Parazoo family reunion will be held at the Dorena Grange
in Cottage Grove on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15. All fam-
ily and friends invited! The more the merrier! Address for the
grange is 34360 Row River Road, Cottage Grove, OR 97424.
Smoke Signals wins
six NAJA awards
Smoke Signals staff report
Smoke Signals staff writer Danielle Frost's story about Tribal mem-
ber Heather Cameron Haller, who has been missing for five years and
is likely a victim of violence against Native American women, garnered
a first-place award for Best Coverage of Native America in the 2018
Native American Journalists Association journalism competition.
Award recipients were announced on Tuesday, June 12.
“Danielle did a great job of covering a tragic and highly personal
story of a missing Tribal member and including information about
how violence against Native American women has become a national
problem that needs to be addressed,” Editor Dean Rhodes said.
Frost’s award marks the second year in a row that Smoke Signals
has won the first-place award in the Best Coverage of Native America
Smoke Signals photojournalist Michelle Alaimo won two second-place
awards: one in News and one in Features. Her photo of the Aug. 21,
2017, total solar eclipse that occurred over Grand Ronde was honored
in the News Photo category while her photograph of Tribal youth on
spring break was honored in the Features Photo category.
Rhodes was honored with a second-place award in News Writing for
his story about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and a third-place award
in Feature Writing for his story about a book that recounted Louis
Kenoyer being the last speaker of the Northern Kalapuya language.
Tribal member Justin Phillips, who just celebrated his 19th year
working for Smoke Signals, received a third-place award for designing
Frost, Alaimo and Rhodes competed in the Associate Division, which
is for nonNatives who work for Tribal publications. Phillips competed
in the Professional Division, which is for Native Americans who work
for Tribal publications.
Smoke Signals competed in the 5,000- to 10,000-circulation category
in both divisions.
The awards marked the 49th time Smoke Signals has received an
award from NAJA over the last decade.
The awards, which are for work published in 2017, will be handed
out in mid-July during NAJA's annual convention being held in Mi-
The Confederated Tribes
of Grand Ronde
Social Services has bike helmets
The Tribe’s Social Services Department has bicycle helmets available
for distribution. Those needing a helmet should visit the department and
sign a helmet application, as well as get fitted.
For more information, contact Social Services at 503-879-2034.
FAMILY NIGHT OUT
& RESOURCE FAIR
COME & JOIN IN THE
June 21, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Confederated Tribes of
Grand Ronde Campus
Rock Wall &
Thank you for respecting Grand Ronde Tribal
Community and our Culture by not
displaying gang affiliation, or by bringing drugs,
alcohol or weapons to this event.
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