Yesteryears -- Oct. 15, 2011

10.13.2011 Ron Karten History

2006 - Tribal Elder Kathryn Harrison was honored at a Women of Distinction luncheon held at Marylhurst University. Harrison was chosen as the Woman of Faith because of her "astounding role in influencing the socio, political and historical account of Oregon and Native Americans." The event was held at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland.

2001 - The Tribe's Spirit Mountain Development Corp. partnered into a residential real estate venture in Portland's Pearl District. Gregory Lofts, at 11th and Glisan, was fashioned after other similar buildings in Cleveland, New York City and Chicago, providing residents the opportunity to customize their living spaces.

1996 - The Tribe established a Cultural Resources Protection Program in response to passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Tribal member June Olson was hired as the Cultural Resources Specialist.

1991 - Dentist Tammy McClung started working at the Tribal Health Department in Grand Ronde on Oct. 1, bringing oral health care locally to Tribal members between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

1986 - Tribal youth Travis Stewart donated two Indian pencil sketches to the Tribe while Tribal member Chuck Quenelle donated two works of art on deer and elk skin. The works by the two artists were displayed in the Tribal office.

Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.