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NOVEMBER 1, 2022
hosting ICWA discussion
SALEM – The Oregon Department of Human Services will be holding
a panel discussion at Willamette University about the importance of the
Indian Child Welfare Act at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the school’s
The constitutionality of the ICWA will be challenged before the U.S.
Supreme Court on Wednesday, Nov. 9, during oral arguments for the
Haaland v. Brackeen case.
The Human Services Department is inviting community members
and students from across the state to join in the panel discussion titled
“Complex Conversations: Tribal Rights Are Human Rights – Protecting
Oregon’s Indian Child Welfare Act.”
The panel will discuss the importance of the ICWA, the Oregon Indian
Child Welfare Act and the critical need to protect both. Panel participants
will include Dion Jordan, director of Human Services’ Office of Multicul-
tural Services; Aprille Flint-Garner, deputy director of Human Services’
Child Welfare Division; and Tribal experts on the federal ICWA, Oregon
Indian Child Welfare Act, Indigenous history and government relations.
The federal ICWA was passed by Congress in 1978 to provide protection
to Tribal families, keep Tribal children connected to their cultural roots
and preserve the future of Tribal nations.
The Oregon Legislature passed the Oregon Indian Child Welfare Act
in 2020, creating a state-based ICWA that aligned with the federal law.
Haaland v. Brackeen is a lawsuit brought by Texas and several indi-
viduals who claim the ICWA is constitutional.
OPEN FOR COMMENT
The Tribal Council adopted amendments to the Marriage Ordinance
on an emergency basis at the Oct. 12, 2022, Tribal Council meeting.
The amendments include: 1) Removing the requirement to record
marriages with a county recorder or with the Oregon vital statistics
office; 2) Providing that any marriage that has been issued a license,
had a ceremony and been issued a marriage certificate as authorized
by the ordinance is presumed to be valid; 3) Allowing the Court to
charge fees for providing additional copies of the Marriage Certificate,
and; 4) And other minor and technical edits.
Tribal Council invites comments on the amendments to the Marriage
Ordinance. For a copy of the amendments, please contact the Tribal
Attorney’s Office at 503-879-4664. Please send your comments to the
Tribal Attorney’s Office, 9615 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde, OR
97347 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Comments must be received
by Dec. 1, 2022.
Health & Wellness
Reminder: The drive-through entrance at the Health &
Wellness Center is for loading and unloading only. The
entrance was built with our Elders and those with mobility
issues and their ease of access in mind.
If you are coming to the center to pick up prescriptions,
please park in one of our regular parking spaces.
Posted October 28, 2022
Min. Start Wage
Max Start Wage
Certified Nursing Assistant – AFC *
Lodge Caregiver *
Tribal Civil Engineer
Lodge Caregiver - On Call *
Firefighter – On-Call
Community Health Aide IV
Community Health Manager
Grant Program Manager
Tribal Court Programs Coordinator
Teacher Aide/Bus Monitor - On Call
Chinuk Wawa Assistant Teacher
Mental Health Therapist
Tribal Court Volunteer – Court Appointed Special Advocate
Enrichment – College Intern PART TIME
Enrichment Curriculum Developer & Trainer
Peer Support Specialist/Female – Salem
Physician – Salem/Portland
Licensed Practical Nurse – Portland
Licensed Practical Nurse PART TIME – Portland
Billing-Auditing Specialist - Salem
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde offers generous benefits and competitive pay. ALL POSTINGS ARE OPEN UNTIL FILLED & WILL BE REMOVED WITHOUT NOTICE *
$500 Hire-On Bonus - AFC Positions * Lodge Caregivers and CNA’s hired after March 4, 2022, are eligible when employed for 120 days.
INTERVIEWS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING RANKING ORDER:
1. Grand Ronde Tribal members.
( Qualified Grand Ronde Tribal members who show they meet the minimum qualifications of the position during the course of the interview process will be given first consideration for hire and
the recruitment process will end )
2. Tribal member spouses, parents and/or legal guardians of Grand Ronde Tribal member children and current regular employees.
3. External candidates.
Apply online at: www.grandronde.org
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OCTOBER 28 th , 2022
find your path
ELIG IB ILITY
Candidates must be at least
18 years in age .
Tribal Preference applies.
candidates can be
considered based on
business need, certifications
and skills required.
Most positions work Monday
through Friday 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Part-time and full-time
work is available. Specific
schedules will be
communicated upon job
placement. Candidates will
be expected to adhere to
work and schedule
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY
TO EXPLORE MULTIPLE CAREER PATHS?
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WAY TO DEVELOP
YOUR SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE
APPLY TO THE CTGR TEMP POOL AND
START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY!
The CTGR Temp Pool was designed to fill the immediate staffing
needs of CTGR Programs, and provides opportunities for participants
to explore Part-Time and Full-Time job placement opportunities
throughout the campus.
We often have opportunities in the Health & Wellness Clinic, Social
Services, Facilities, Human Resources, TERO, Housing, the MAT
Clinic in Salem, Adult Foster Care, and many more.
Apply online to begin your journey!
APPLY ONINE: https://www.grandronde.org/employment/
Amore Waitstaff (Full-Time & *Part-Time)
Food Runner (Full-Time & *Part-Time)
Sports Bar Busperson (Full-Time & *Part-Time)
Guest Safety Specialist I
Guest Safety Specialist II
Lodge Houseperson (*Part-Time)
Prep Cook (Full-Time & *Part-Time)
Surveillance Agent I
Surveillance Agent II
Surveillance Agent III
Table Games Dealer (Full-Time & *Part-Time)
$500 Referral Bonus
SMC & CTGR Employees
$14.58/hr. + Tips
$14.58/hr. + Tips
$1,000 Hire-On Bonus
Due to the nature of the interactions with other
employees and the public we serve, Spirit
Mountain Casino employees are required to
provide documentation of receiving their first
shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at time of hire and
must have second shot of vaccine within 45 days
of hire and booster vaccines are required.
*Part-time employees are eligible
for a 20% differential pay to their
base wage if they are scheduled to
work up to 29.99 hours per week.
SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
✓ Positions are offered depending on
experience (DOE) within the range
✓ SMGI adheres to a Tribal hiring
preference policy for enrolled members
of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand
Ronde Community of Oregon.
✓ Please reference the Job Description for
job duties, qualifications, and required
✓ Job postings are updated every Friday with
remaining and new positions; applications must be
received by 5:00pm on the following Thursday to
✓ Incomplete applications will not be considered.
✓ ** Applicants that are hired for this position may
be eligible for an incremental Hire-on Bonus **
Call (503) 879-3737 for application assistance.