28th Restoration Celebration plans firming up

10.19.2011 Ron Karten Culture, History, Events

Plans for the 28th celebration of Grand Ronde Tribal Restoration on Tuesday, Nov. 22, are starting to firm up.

Restoration Celebration events will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tribal Plankhouse off Hebo Road near the Tribal Powwow Grounds.

A meal and program will start at 11 a.m. at the former Grand Ronde Middle School gym on Grand Ronde Road.

A shuttle will be available to transport Tribal members and Elders from the main Tribal campus down Grand Ronde Road to the former school and back.

A 28th Restoration Celebration Powwow will start at 4 p.m. and last until 8 p.m.

Restoration Celebration organizers are still looking for drum groups and Tribal member only vendors. For more information, contact Public Affairs Administrative Assistant Kristen Ravia at 503-879-1418 or

Organizers also are asking Tribal members who are planning on attending the 28th Restoration Celebration events to RSVP to Ravia as well.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, which was terminated in 1954 as a federally recognized Tribe, was restored to federal recognition on Nov. 22, 1983, when President Ronald Reagan signed the Grand Ronde Restoration Act.