Tribal Government & News

Tribal Council wraps up 2022 business

12.28.2022 Dean Rhodes Tribal Council


By Dean Rhodes

Smoke Signals editor

Tribal Council held its final meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, Dec. 28, by handling items brought to it during its Tuesday, Dec. 20, Legislative Action Committee hearing.

In addition of approving the enrollment of seven people into the Tribe, Tribal Council accepted a portion of the fiscal year 2023 Tribal Transportation Program funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Grand Ronde Tribe will receive $311,591.15 with more funding to come later.

Tribal Council also approved a contract with River Design Group of Corvallis to replace an aging narrow bridge on Shadow Lane north of uyxat Powwow Grounds that accesses the Tribe’s 30-acre Shadow Lane forestlands property.

Tribal Council approved the Katsaq logging unit as presented by Natural Resources staff. Timber Resource Manager Michael Karnosh said the unit will include three blocks encompassing 123 acres and cut approximately 5,256 thousand board feet of timber.

Finally, Tribal Council approved the agenda for the Sunday, Jan. 8, General Council meeting, which will feature a program report on the community development plan and start at 11 a.m. in Tribal Council Chambers and on Zoom.

Tribal Council did not receive any additional action items during its Tuesday, Dec. 27, Legislative Action Committee meeting.

To watch the entire meeting, visit the Tribal government’s website at and click on the Government tab and then Videos.