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JUNE 15, 2018
COMMITTEE AND SPECIAL EVENT BOARD VACANCIES
The following Committees and Special Event Boards have vacant positions.
• Wednesday, June 20 – Tribal Council meeting, 5 p.m., Tribal Council
Chambers, 9615 Grand Ronde Road. 503-879-2301.
• Friday, June 22 – Community Health Game Day, 11 a.m., Tribal
Housing basketball court.
• Friday, June 22 – Graduation Celebration, 6 p.m., Tribal gym, 9615
Grand Ronde Road. RSVP: 503-879-2275.
• Sunday, June 24 – Tribal Council nominations, 11 a.m., Tribal Com-
munity Center, 9615 Grand Ronde Road. 503-879-2301.
• Wednesday, June 27 – Grand Ronde Education Summit, 9 a.m.,
Grand Ronde gym, 9615 Grand Ronde Road. 503-879-2282.
• Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day. Tribal offices closed.
• Thursday, July 5, through Friday, July 6 – Veterans Summit, Uyxat
Powwow Grounds, 9600 S.W. Hebo Road.
• Friday, July 6, through Sunday, July 8 – Marcellus Norwest Memorial
Veterans Powwow. Uyxat Powwow Grounds, 9600 S.W. Hebo Road.
Smoke Signals starts
own Facebook page
Smoke Signals launched its own Facebook page and is posting its stories,
photos and podcasts to that page.
Popular features, such as photo galleries from Tribal events and links
to Smoke Signals podcasts and stories, are now be featured on the news-
paper’s Facebook page.
“This is part of the continuing evolution of an independent Tribal press
for the Grand Ronde Tribe,” Rhodes said. “The other two Facebook pages
are outlets for official Tribal government announcements and positions,
while the Smoke Signals Facebook page will be a conduit of information
dissemination for the independent Tribal press that was created in January
2017. This also accomplishes a goal of the Grand Ronde Editorial Board,
which seeks to create a defined separation between the Tribal government
and the Tribal independent press.”
Rhodes will be the moderator of the Smoke Signals Facebook page, which
can be “friended” at www.facebook.com/SmokeSignalsCTGR/.
“Although I will miss having the more than 4,500 friends on the main
Grand Ronde Facebook page, I am hopeful that many of them will quickly
friend Smoke Signals on Facebook so that they can keep abreast of in-
dependently reported news about the Tribe,” Rhodes said. “In addition,
this separate page will give us more latitude to post links of other stories
about Native American Tribes and issues regionally and nationally that
Tribal members might be interested in reading about.”
For more information, contact Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 503-879-1463.
Please send completed applications to Stacia Hernandez
or Shannon Simi, 9615 Grand Ronde Road,
Grand Ronde, OR 97347.
Warrior Camp slated for
Uyxat Powwow Grounds
The Native Wellness Institute’s annual Native Youth Wellness Warrior
Camp will take over Uyxat Powwow Grounds, 9600 S.W. Hebo Road, from
Monday, June 25, through Thursday, June 28.
Through hands-on experiences, stories and teachers, youth will learn
how to be a good relative, the Wellness Institute says. The camp is in-
tended to provide healing opportunities and skill development through
ceremony, workshops, activities, movement, traditional games, crafts and
To register, visit the institute’s website at www.nativewellness.com.
Registration fee is $375.
For more information, call 503-666-7669 or e-mail info@nativewellness.
Lamprey harvesting season
runs through July 31
OREGON CITY — The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has
set lamprey harvesting season at Willamette Falls to run from June
1 through July 31.
Harvesting times are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Harvesting is not allowed Tuesday through Thursday.
Harvesting is limited to the east side of Willamette Falls and does
not include the horseshoe area at the peak of the falls. Gear is re-
stricted to hand or hand-powered tools only.
A permit is required, and Tribal members are allowed to use their
Tribal enrollment card in lieu of a state-issued permit. In addition,
Tribal members can harvest for distribution to other Tribal members
as long as it is without charge.
Catches must be recorded with an ODFW harvest card available
from the Tribal Natural Resources Department or by contacting the
Clackamas ODFW office, 17330 S.E. Evelyn St. Harvest cards must
be returned by Aug. 31.
If you plan to harvest lamprey, stop by the Natural Resources De-
partment, 47010 S.W. Hebo Road, to pick up an information packet.
Official Tribal Facebook pages
• Smoke Signals: www.facebook.com/SmokeSignalsCTGR/
• Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: www.facebook.com/CTGRgov
• Grand Ronde Tribal Council:
• Higher Education: www.facebook.com/grand.r.ed
• Youth Education:
• Spirit Mountain Community Fund:
• Grand Ronde Station:
• Grand Ronde Royalty: www.facebook.com/CTGRRoyalty
• Veterans Special Event Board:
• Community Garden: www.facebook.com/GrandRondeCommunityGarden
• Food Bank: www.facebook.com/GrandRondeFoodBank
• Youth Council: www.facebook.com/CTGRYouthCouncil
• Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department:
• Cultural Education: www.facebook.com/Grand-Ronde-Cultural-Ed-
• Children & Family Services: www.facebook.com/CTGRCFS/
• Social Services Department: www.facebook.com/CTGRSocialservices/
A re you missing out on what Cultural
Education has to offer? Follow us on Facebook
to get detailed class information, photos from
events, and updates.
Plus, check out the tribal calendar for a quick
glance of upcoming events and classes.
Open to Tribal and Community members.
Search Facebook for Grand Ronde Cultrual Education
Tribal Calendar // www.grandronde.org/tribal-calendar