Memorial Day 2011


For reasons I cannot explain, Memorial Day in Oregon is often plagued by rain.  Today was mostly the case, though we were given a small period where the clouds parted and sunshine seeped in, however fleeting.  We have renamed the Memorial to the Marcellus Norwest Veterans Memorial, in honor of one of the pillars of …

Seeing


This morning I made a blog post on the Tribe’s website called “Two Tribes”.  My post was part travelogue and part observations about two of the fellow regional tribes I was luck enough to visit last week.  Sadly, even that post, at over 1000 words doesn’t truly cover what I witnessed.  But hopefully some of …

Tribal Information Day


Friday the 13 seems like an unusual day to try and plan anything meaningful, but that's just the superstitious side coming out of me. Yet yesterday, Friday May 13, 2011 is what was chosen to celebrate the annual Tribal Information Day at the Oregon State Capitol Building. Know that Tribal Information Day tends to be …

That Time of Year


Right about 2002, two years before being elected to Council, I began making a regular commitment to attend the annual Community Meetings the Tribe hosted every spring. I would even drive down to Eugene or up to Portland for those meetings. There were often different faces at all of them, and so this was how …