Yesteryears -- Aug. 15, 2012

08.14.2012 Ron Karten History

2007 - Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski visited the Tribe to sign the first state-Tribal proclamation with Tribal Chairman Chris Mercier. The proclamation was the first step toward giving Grand Ronde Tribal members increased access to game for ceremonial purposes outside of state-mandated hunting and fishing seasons, as well as permitting the Tribe increased management of its own lands.
2002 - Tribal Education Director Marion Mercier greeted guests at an open house for the Tribe's new $6.8 million Education campus held inside the new Tribal gym. With more than 30,000 square feet, the new campus is large enough to meet the Tribe's educational needs for the foreseeable future.
1997 - The Tribe's new Health Clinic was nearing completion and was scheduled to open in October. Tentative plans called for Tribal staff to move in between Sept. 8-15. Tribal members were asked to be patient as many staff members would be moving their offices.
1992 - The Tribe's annual powwow, set for Aug. 14-16, included a Teen Sober Dance, co-ed volleyball tournament and Sunday grand entry featuring the Kahurangi Maori Dance Theater of New Zealand.
1987 - During the Royalty Pageant, Cindy Martin was selected 1987 Miss Grand Ronde and Marlo George was picked at 1987 Junior Miss Grand Ronde.

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