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JUNE 15, 2021
Smoke Signals seeking
recovery stories
Have you struggled with alcohol or drug dependency? Have you been
able to find help through abstinence-based programs, medication-assist-
ed treatment, behavior modification therapy, or a combination of things?
If so, Smoke Signals would like to hear your story. Reporter Dan-
ielle Harrison is writing a series on addiction and recovery, focusing
on how the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected services. She
would like to talk to Tribal members who are in various stages of the
recovery process.
What has worked for you and why? What services do you wish were
more readily available? What are misconceptions people have about
those who struggle with drug and alcohol misuse?
Your story is important and we would like to hear from you, no
matter where you are in your recovery journey.
Please contact Danielle Harrison for more information at danielle. or call 503-879-4663. We also have a private
Recovery Stories subgroup on the Smoke Signals Facebook page if you
would like to join and share your story there. 
Return of the jam
Photos by Timothy J. Gonzalez
Tribal Elder Candy Robertson, left, along with caregivers Anna Huston
and Brianna Leno prepare strawberries while making strawberry
freezer jam in Adult Foster Care’s Elk Lodge on Wednesday, June 9.
Elder Larry Cole provided eight flats of strawberries and 96 jars for the
project. It was the first hands-on activity for Elders since the pandemic
started in March 2020.
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Tax Preparation
Request for Proposal
The Request for Proposals (RFP) is being conducted by the Member
Services Department for the purpose of obtaining a licensed contrac-
tor who has 5+ years of experience preparing tax returns.
Qualified applicants shall possess the ability to:
• Provide tax preparation services to Tribal Elders and foster youth
living on and off Tribal lands.
• Assist Tribal members in completing tax-related paperwork.
• Serve as a resource to Tribal members who have questions regard-
ing payment and filing of state and federal tax returns.
Preference will be given to members of the Confederated Tribes of
Grand Ronde and/or Indian-owned businesses registered with the
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde TERO office.
Please contact Veronica Montano for information. All proposals
must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.
Veronica Montano, Member Services Department
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
Grand Ronde Head Start Preschool
JUNE 23, 2021
Tribal Librarian Kathy Cole
adds blended strawberries
to a glass jar while helping
Elders make freezer jam in
Adult Foster Care’s Elk Lodge
on Wednesday, June 9. Cole’s
father, Larry, provided eight flats of strawberries and 96 jars for the
project. The Coles have always made jam for Father’s Day and this was a
way to continue the tradition.
NOON-1:00 p.m.
Certified Parent Educator, Family
Coach & Speaker
In this workshop, we’ll explore
how parents who live apart can
work together to help children
feel secure, loved, and valued.
Featuring our guest speaker, Frankie Williams.
Empower yourself.
Empower your child.
Call: +1 669 900 6833
Enter Meeting ID: 849 9828 1010
Frankie is a United States Navy Veteran and the Tribal Veterans
Service Officer from Warm Springs. Frankie has an extensive
background as a Director / Drug and Alcohol Counselor and is
involved in all of his tribal cultural activities.
We are looking forward to presenting information about Blue
Water Navy and hope you will join us.