Yesteryears -- Dec. 1, 2012
2007 - Tribal Council members Steve Bobb Sr., Chris Mercier and
Wink Soderberg attended the 10th Tribal-State Summit held at
Kah-nee-ta High Desert Resort and Casino in Warm Springs. The event
provided state officials, including Gov. Ted Kulongoski, a chance
to interact with representatives from Oregon's nine federally
2002 - The Tribe's Behavioral Health Department successfully received its second certification. A Drug and Alcohol Certification was awarded in May 2001 and the department received its Mental Health Certification from three credentialing agencies -- Indian Health Service, state of Oregon and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
1997 - The Tribe celebrated 14 years of Restoration. The festivities included a meal, historical displays, blessing of the Sacred Hide created by Jon A. George and a mini powwow. Speakers included Marvin Kimsey, Margaret Provost and Tribal Council Chair Kathryn Harrison.
1992 - Indian Health Service honored Cheryle A. Kennedy as the Outstanding Portland Area Tribal Health Administrator. Kennedy was the Grand Ronde representative on the Native American Indian Health Board in the Portland area and had worked for the Grand Ronde Health Department for eight years.
1987 - A former Chinook Indian village on Sauvie Island was surveyed by archaeologists. They found a seal's tooth, charred acorn, hazelnut shells and wapato, bones from a variety of fish, birds and game, obsidian flakes, and cedar and choke cherry shavings. The site would be one of Oregon's most important "wet" sites, meaning the artifacts are buried in water or mud.
Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.