Yesteryears -- Jan. 15, 2015

01.14.2015 Michelle Alaimo History

2010 – Spirit Mountain Community Fund created a Facebook page and was making a public plea for “friends.” “By sharing our rich Tribal history and news of the charities we fund, we hope to encourage Tribal members to join us in making positive change,” said Community Fund Director Shelley Hanson.

2005 – Tribal Council approved a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the victims of a devastating tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean. “We are trying to reach out to those people with the most need,” said Chairwoman Cheryle A. Kennedy.

2000 – Tribal Council members Ed Larsen and Butch LaBonte will serve on a new Transportation Advisory Committee for Yamhill County. The information gathered from 4,000 surveys sent out to county residents will help plan the future of public transportation.

1995 – Smoke Signals announced its plan to begin publishing twice a month beginning in February. “This change will allow Tribal members to read more current news, updated job announcements and current activities the Tribe will be hosting,” Editor Tracy Olson wrote.

1990 – Smoke Signals and Tribal archives do not have a copy of the January 1990 edition.

1985 – A Tribal election will be held in March to elect a new Tribal Council in accordance with the Restoration Act, which stated that an election must be held within 120 days of the date that the Secretary of the Interior signs the Tribal Constitution, which occurred on Nov. 30, 1984.

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