Tribe Invests in Stronger Communities
More than four-dozen community organizations received support from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund in 2019, with grants totaling more than a quarter-million dollars.
The grants, funded by revenue from The Mill Casino, support a wide range of community services. They range from $1,110 for a small-town church’s homeless warming shelter to $20,000 for a prenatal ultrasound machine.
Learn more in this news coverage:
The Coquille Tribe has purchased additional land for development in Medford. Read the news reports:
Medford Mail Tribune
World Casino Directory
Casino Games Pro
Tribe Lends Officer to Drug Team
The Coquille Tribe has committed a full-time police officer — one-fourth of its total police force — to help a regional drug taskforce whose survival is in doubt.
Coverage in The World newspaper
Coverage in The Eugene Register Guard
Coverage on KCBY/KVAL
Nurturing the land
The Coquille Indians and other Oregon tribes are gaining recognition for their sustainable forestry practices, a Eugene public radio station reports. Learn more
A Washington Times report draws connections between one tribe’s campaign contributions and the Oregon governor’s attitude on gaming expansion. See the story
Portland’s Willamette Week followed up with its own take on the issue. Read it here
A federal grant will help the Coquille Tribe’s Community Health Center connect patients with specialists hundreds of miles away. See media reports:
The Coos Bay World
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.