Marshfield High School’s football time was eliminated in the state semifinals. But not before the local newspaper celebrated Native American participation on the team — including three Coquille Tribe members.
See the story.
Hundreds of Coos County teens connected with colleges, vocational schools and employers at the Coquille Tribe’s third annual College and Career Fair. See below for local media coverage.
The World newspaper
In a Nature Conservancy video, Coquille Tribal biologist Helena Linnell talks about the Working Landscapes project, which is restoring salmon habitat in the Coquille Valley. View video
You can read the story of a historic moment —the day when the gates opened to restore tidewaters that had been absent for more than a century. Click here to read
Learn more about the tidelands project on the Working Landscapes website. Click here
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday (Sept.20, 2018) announced the award of more than $4.8 million in grants to six American Indian tribes in Oregon and one tribal commission. The Coquille Indian Tribe is set to receive $268,425 for its four-officer police department.
Coquille Tribal member Jason Younker, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Oregon, is part of a team that’s developing state guidelines for managing Native American artifacts. Read the story
For details about the 2018 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration scroll down the Entertainment page of The Mill website:
Interview with Chief Don Ivy
Rick Dancer of “That Oregon Life” interviewed Chief Don Ivy in August 2018. They discuss the name “Coquille,” the potlatch tradition, the Tribe’s role in community life, and much more.
To see the video, click on the image above.
A nice shout-out from the Oregon Wine Experience starts at 2:05 on this video. Click here
The World newspaper in Coos Bay featured the Coquille Indian Tribe in its 2018 “South Coast Strong” edition. See the three stories here:
A Once and Future Forest (A new law changes how the Coquille Tribal Forest is managed.)
A Story Seldom Told (Public school pupils soon will learn the history of Oregon Tribes.)
Ancestral Garden (Digging camas with members of the Coquille Tribe.)
Tribal fund tackles community needs
NORTH BEND – Fifty-seven deserving community organizations have received grants from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, serving causes as diverse as feeding the hungry, disposing of unused prescription drugs, and performing Shakespeare in a city park.
Supported by revenue from The Mill Casino-Hotel, the fund distributed $291,164 in grants at a luncheon on Friday, March 2. With this year’s total included, the fund has awarded more than $6.1 million since its launch in 2001. During that time it has been Coos County’s largest consistent supporter of community organizations.
Founded in the Pacific Northwest Indian spirit of potlatch, the Coquille Tribal Community Fund seeks to strengthen the community by improving opportunities and lives throughout the region.
Here are links to stories about some great examples of 2018 grantees:
Myrtle Point Fire Department
Coos Watershed Association
Clambake Music Festival
Click here for more about the community fund.