Yesteryears -- Oct. 15, 2014

10.14.2014 Michelle Alaimo History

2009 - The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission unanimously re-adopted a rule granting ceremonial hunting rights to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde across the Trask Hunting Unit. The rule was first adopted by the state in April 2008.

2004 - Workers from Howard S. Wright Construction and the Grand Ronde Tribal construction crew finished the last of 15 concrete pours on the Spirit Mountain Lodge expansion. More than 5,000 cubic yards of concrete were used to build the new expansion, which is expected to open in March or early April 2005. The expansion will house 163 rooms with the top floor housing 13 double-room suites.

1999 - Spirit Mountain Community Fund committed $266,000 to the Oregon Garden Foundation for restoration and preservation of a 25-acre stand of native Oregon white oak trees on the grounds of the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

1994 - The Grand Ronde Tribe assumed the responsibility for providing general assistance to its members on Oct. 1. The General Assistance Program was operated under the Health and Human Services Division, Family Action Program. Clients who have been determined eligible for general assistance by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Siletz Agency office had their cases transferred to the Tribe.

1989 - Smoke Signals and Tribal archives do not have a copy of the October 1989 edition.

1984 - The Tribe's Health Program staff, led by Health Director Cheryle A. Kennedy, started work on Oct. 16 in the Depot Office. Other employees were Community Nurse Assistant Bonnie Martin, Health Clerk Tresa Mercier and Outreach workers Kathrine Olson, AnnaBelle Hamm, Georgene Gillispie and Diana Harrison.

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