• Tribal Council takes stand against personal attacks at public meetings

    Tribal Council takes stand against personal attacks at public meetings

    Eight Tribal Council members signed a statement issued on Thursday, Feb. 1, that takes a stand against personal attacks, particularly those against Chief Tumulth…

  • Tuomi continues Grand Ronde push for stable police funding

    Tuomi continues Grand Ronde push for stable police funding

    Tribal Council member Brenda Tuomi continued the Grand Ronde Tribe’s push for equitable and stable federal funding of law enforcement, particularly for Terminated Tribes,…

  • Tribe attends Oregon marijuana summit

    Tribe attends Oregon marijuana summit

    By Danielle Frost PORTLAND ­­– Grand Ronde Tribal Council member Denise Harvey, Tribal Attorney Rob Greene and Police Chief Jake McKnight attended the U.S. Attorney’s Oregon…

  • Tribal Governments Day slated for Thursday, Feb. 22

    Tribal Governments Day slated for Thursday, Feb. 22

    If you go Tribal Governments Day Where: State Capitol, 900 Court St. N.E., Salem When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 More info: 503-986-1067   By Danielle Frost “Oregon…

  • Homeless help being offered in Grand Ronde

    Homeless help being offered in Grand Ronde

    By Danielle Frost Lack of stable, affordable housing in Oregon has left many people without a permanent place to stay and Grand Ronde is no exception. After Lighthouse Church…

  • Tribal efforts to be more green moving forward

    Tribal efforts to be more green moving forward

    By Danielle Frost Tribal people think seven generations ahead. With this in mind, the Tribe’s Nutrition Program has recently started using new recycle bins and compostable…

  • Tribal member Levi Sanchez starts financial planning business in Seattle

    Tribal member Levi Sanchez starts financial planning business in Seattle

    By Danielle Frost Tribal member Levi Sanchez has had a passion for investing and money since he was a child. Growing up in West Richland, Wash., Sanchez developed a love for…

  • Tribal preventive efforts keeping the flu at bay

    Tribal preventive efforts keeping the flu at bay

    By Danielle Frost As the flu rages throughout Oregon this year, Tribal Health & Wellness Center preventive measures appear to be stifling any outbreak in the Grand Ronde…

  • Letters to the Editor -- Feb. 15, 2018

    Letters to the Editor -- Feb. 15, 2018

    Dear Smoke Signals: We would like to thank Smoke Signals for recently increasing awareness about missing and murdered Native women with the October 2017 article about Heather…

  • Grand Ronde Police Log -- Jan. 29 -- Feb. 11, 2018

    Grand Ronde Police Log -- Jan. 29 -- Feb. 11, 2018

    Monday, Jan. 29 Assist outside agency with a reported criminal trespass in the area of milepost 23 on Salmon River Highway. Driving complaint received in the area of…

  • Yesteryears -- Feb. 15, 2018

    Yesteryears -- Feb. 15, 2018

    2013 – The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde officially became a minority owner of SAM Medical Products on Monday, Feb. 11, after Tribal Council Chairman Reyn Leno and…

  • Reibach composes song to commemorate Oregon State's 150th anniversary

    Reibach composes song to commemorate Oregon State's 150th anniversary

    Tribal Lands Manager and multiple Native American Music Awards recipient Jan Looking Wolf Reibach wrote “A Special Place” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Oregon State…

  • Tribal Council OKs increasing Burial Fund assistance

    Tribal Council OKs increasing Burial Fund assistance

    Tribal Council approved Burial Fund Ordinance amendments during its Wednesday, Feb. 7, meeting that will provide additional monetary assistance after the walking on of a…

  • General Council briefed on Education accomplishments

    General Council briefed on Education accomplishments

    PORTLAND – Tribal Education Department Manager Leslie Riggs started his presentation on 2017 educational accomplishments before a quorum-less General Council meeting held on…

  • ATNI Winter Convention draws representatives from Northwest Tribes

    ATNI Winter Convention draws representatives from Northwest Tribes

    By Danielle Frost PORTLAND – The Grand Ronde Tribe was well-represented at The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians’ Winter Convention. The annual event, held Monday…

  • New prescription system receives rave reviews

    New prescription system receives rave reviews

    By Danielle Frost Wait times at the Grand Ronde Pharmacy have decreased substantially since a new prescription retrieval system was installed two months ago. RetrieveRx…

  • Meeting allows for community input regarding area transit

    Meeting allows for community input regarding area transit

    By Danielle Frost People who lack cars in urban areas are typically not far from cabs, ride share options or public transit. But rural residents without a vehicle face an…

  • Walking On -- Sunshine Ailani Goodenough

    Walking On -- Sunshine Ailani Goodenough

    Sunshine Ailani Goodenough July 5, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018 Sunshine Ailani Goodenough, 6-month-old daughter of Kaliska Dawn Norwest and Justin Blayne Goodenough, walked on…

  • Grand Ronde Police Log -- Jan. 8-28

    Grand Ronde Police Log -- Jan. 8-28

    Monday, Jan. 8 Assist outside agency with a warrant arrest in the 8500 block of Grand Ronde Road. Female subject was arrested on a valid Linn County parole and probation…

  • Yesteryears -- Feb. 1, 2018

    Yesteryears -- Feb. 1, 2018

    2013 – Tribal Council drafted a letter expressing its “great alarm and concern” to University of Oregon President Michael Gottgedson regarding a restructuring that ended the…

  • Tribal Council approves amendments to Enrollment Ordinance

    Tribal Council approves amendments to Enrollment Ordinance

    The Tribe’s Enrollment Ordinance received an update at the Wednesday, Jan. 24, Tribal Council meeting when changes were approved, including the return of final…

  • Road repairs to affect Highway 22 traffic

    Road repairs to affect Highway 22 traffic

    By Danielle Frost Crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation will be repairing an eroded area about 12 feet from the shoulder of Highway 22 (Hebo Road) at milepost…