Tribal member Tom Younker is featured in this multimedia research project by University of Oregon students.
In the forested hills of their ancestral homelands, young men of the Coquille Indian Tribe fanned out recently to defend a meadow. Crew member William Hargis explained the mission:
“If you let the Douglas fir grow up, they’ll throw off more seeds and more seeds, and pretty soon you won’t have a prairie anymore.”
Dental health aide therapists are trained to cover 50 procedures that a full dentist can do, helping poorly served native communities increase access. But, according to The Lund Report, the dental system in general is plagued by an approach that triages the symptoms of disease rather than preventing and eradicating tooth infections.
For sustenance, industry or sport, salmon have had a profound influence on people and cultures. The impact of this powerful migratory fish can be seen in art works from prehistoric stone carvings through contemporary glass.
In a nationwide competition/exhibition, the Coos Art Museum focuses on the theme of salmon in contemporary art. This exhibition is funded in part by a grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund.
Tribal biologist Helena Linnell explains why the Tribe is supporting an innovative reclamation project in the Coquille Valley. Read the article
The Coquille Indian Tribe has named Mark Johnston as its new executive director. Johnston will head the tribal government administration, a job he has held on an interim basis for the past year.
With support from the Coquille Tribe, the Kids’ HOPE Center aims to help schools meet the requirements of Erin’s Law.
A Focus on Tomorrow
The World newspaper’s 2017 “South Coast Strong” edition highlights The Coquille Tribe’s efforts to develop its business ventures and its people:
House Passes Legislation Empowering Tribe’s Foresters
The U.S. House once again has passed legislation to put the Coquille Tribal Forest on equal footing with forests owned by other U.S. tribes. It’s part of a bill affecting three Oregon tribes.
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