Yesteryears - June 1, 2012

05.31.2012 Ron Karten History

2007 - The Tribe broke ground on a new Elders' Activity Center to be built near Adult Foster Care's Elk Lodge. Tribal Elder Robert Watson spoke about the need for an activity center dedicated to Tribal Elders and Dakota Whitecloud blessed the ground.

2002 - Tribal member Peter Wakeland succeeded Cliff Adams as manager of the Natural Resources Division. "It presents a professional challenge and opportunity that I haven't had yet," Wakeland said. In addition, Larry Leith joined the Tribe as the new rental housing coordinator.

1997 - Representatives of the Grand Ronde and Warm Springs Tribes traveled to Washington, D.C., to educate the Northwest congressional delegation on federal Indian law and Tribal issues. Tribal Chairwoman Kathryn Harrison gave a heartfelt testimony of Grand Ronde history from the Trail of Tears to Termination, from Restoration to current times.

1992 - Publications does not have a copy of the June issue in 1992.

1987 - Grand Ronde Tribal enrollment was at 2,130 members with the Tribe adding 46 applicants in April.

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