• First 'Gathering of Grand Ronde Tilixam' held April 11-13

    First 'Gathering of Grand Ronde Tilixam' held April 11-13

    By Danielle Frost The Grand Ronde Tribe has faced considerable historical obstacles: Being forced on to a Reservation, discouraged and sometimes legally required to abstain…

  • Tribal Council withdraws reimbursement of Harvey's attorney fees from agenda

    Tribal Council withdraws reimbursement of Harvey's attorney fees from agenda

    Tribal Council postponed approval of a reimbursement to Tribal Council member Denise Harvey for attorney’s fees she incurred in defending herself against an ethics complaint…

  • Elders Committee Chair Jennie VanAtta committed to being involved

    Elders Committee Chair Jennie VanAtta committed to being involved

    By Danielle Frost Grand Ronde Elders Committee Chair Jennie VanAtta has only lived in the area for four years, but has immersed herself in community involvement from the…

  • Police Department plans drug take-back event

    Police Department plans drug take-back event

    The Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department will hold a drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the department, 9655 Grand Ronde Road. This is the…

  • Health & Wellness to offer commemorative nameplates

    Health & Wellness to offer commemorative nameplates

    By Danielle Frost The Health & Wellness Center soon will be offering engraved nameplates for purchase. The commemorative nameplates will be placed behind a Chinook burl…

  • Survey finds six homeless Tribal members in area

    Survey finds six homeless Tribal members in area

    By Danielle Frost Out of 125 responses to the Tribe’s first homeless survey conducted in December, only six Grand Ronde Tribal members identified as being without a place to…

  • Grand Ronde Police Log - March 26 to April 8

    Grand Ronde Police Log - March 26 to April 8

    Monday, March 26 Assist outside agency with a reported domestic disturbance in the 170 block of Pony lane in Otis. Reported hit and run – property damage in the 9600…

  • Letters to the Editor -- April 15, 2018

    Letters to the Editor -- April 15, 2018

    Dear Smoke Signals: Thank you for you kindness following the passing of our father, Marvin Kimsey. We are so grateful for everything you all have done to support us during…

  • Yesteryears -- April 15, 2018

    Yesteryears -- April 15, 2018

    2013 – The annual Easter Egg Hunt was revived by two community members after being unexpectedly cancelled. Zach and Melissa Bly volunteered to step up and host the hunt after…

  • General Council briefed on Natural Resources efforts

    General Council briefed on Natural Resources efforts

    EUGENE -- Tribal Natural Resources crews have planted more than 100,000 seedlings on the Reservation so far in 2018, outpacing the department’s average seedling planting of…

  • Fifty employees honored for 587 years of Tribal service

    Fifty employees honored for 587 years of Tribal service

    By Danielle Frost Records Administrator Kim Mueller and A/V Network Technician Wendell Olson led employees with 23 years of service to the Tribe during the first-quarter…

  • Tribal Council amends out-of-date ordinances

    Tribal Council amends out-of-date ordinances

    Tribal Council adopted amendments to two more than 25-year-old ordinances that were originally created in the early 1990s and have not been changed since during its…

  • Collective healing and historical wisdom

    Collective healing and historical wisdom

    If you go Gathering of Grand Ronde Tillixam Where: Grand RondeTribal gym When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 11-13 More info: 503-879-4533 or…

  • Metro meets with Tribal Council

    Metro meets with Tribal Council

    PORTLAND -- Developing partnerships, stewardship of environmental and economic resources, and preservation of cultural heritage are common goals for the Confederated Tribes…

  • Tribe schedules three community input meetings

    Tribe schedules three community input meetings

    The Grand Ronde Tribe has scheduled three meetings in April and May to ascertain how Tribal members envision the Grand Ronde community and Reservation through 2028. The…

  • Update: Tribal Council makes numerous committee, board appointments

    Update: Tribal Council makes numerous committee, board appointments

    Tribal Council made a slew of appointments to Tribal committees and special event boards during its Wednesday, March 21, meeting. Tribal Council appointed or…

  • Letters

    Letters

    Dear Smoke Signals: The Veterans Special Event Board would like to thank Deitz Peters for sewing two sets of ribbon shirts and the new eagle staff. And we would like to thank…

  • Grand Ronde police log March 5-25

    Grand Ronde police log March 5-25

    Monday, March 5 Assist outside agency with a rollover vehicle crash in the area of milepost 14 on Salmon River Highway. Female subject was arrested for DUII, reckless…

  • Yesteryears April 1, 2018

    Yesteryears April 1, 2018

    2013 – A proposed Cowlitz Tribal casino within 15 miles of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area received a legal setback when U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Jacobs…

  • Tribal Council OKs numerous appointments to boards and committees

    Tribal Council OKs numerous appointments to boards and committees

    Tribal Council made a slew of appointments to Tribal committees and special event boards during its Wednesday, March 21, meeting. Tribal Council appointed or…

  • Community Fund surpasses $77 million mark in giving

    Community Fund surpasses $77 million mark in giving

    By Danielle Frost Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, surpassed the $77 million mark in giving on Wednesday,…

  • A 'lucky' man: Steve Bobb Sr. chairs Veterans Special Event Board, continues to create art

    A 'lucky' man: Steve Bobb Sr. chairs Veterans Special Event Board, continues to create art

    By Danielle Frost Grand Ronde Tribal Elder and lifelong area resident Steve Bobb Sr. has held a multitude of titles in his almost 69 years of life: Husband, father,…