Yesteryears Aug. 15, 2011
2006 – Smoke Signals wrote a feature on two new employees in the Tribe’s Accounting Department. Payroll Specialist Georgene Sanders and Clerk Debra Nolen joined the Tribe. Sanders is an Oregon native while Nolen was born in Wyoming and grew up in California.
2001 – The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde established a Court of Appeals. With the assistance of the Tribe’s Legal Department, Tribal Court had been studying various appellate rules of other Oregon Tribes, the Oregon Appellate Rules and the Federal Appellate Rules to determine which rules would be most beneficial for the Grand Ronde Tribe.
1996 – The test run of the Summer Youth Employment Program successfully created jobs for Tribal minors. Participants in the first program were Nick Bailey, Ben Bishop, Manny Mercier, Bob Mercier, Courtney Galligher, Marissa Leno, Brian Krehbiel, J.R. Jones and Misty Carl.
1991 – Powwow was scheduled for Aug. 16-18. Among the activities planned were a Royalty Pageant, Sober Dance, Tiny Tots Race, Volleyball Tournament and dinner of elk, salmon, corn on the cob, green salad, fruit salad and fry bread.
1986 – The Tribal Health Program hired two employees for the Contract Health Service Program. Jackie Colton was hired as the clerk and Karen Wilson was hired as the registration clerk. Colton’s position was full-time while Wilson’s was part-time.
Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.