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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The Coquille Tribal Police Department’s drug dogs Stormy and Ben contributed to another record-setting drug case on May 25. Aided by the two K-9s, the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team (SCINT) seized more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine, a SCINT record. Ben also played a pivotal role in a March bust that was part of the same investigation. That one, involving 10.8 pounds of meth, was reportedly the biggest in Coos County history. Details
A new agreement will strengthen the University of Oregon’s relationships with tribes, leading to improved support for Native students, says Jason Younker, a Coquille Tribal member and associate vice president at UO.
Leaders from the tribal nations joined President Michael Schill on May 5 to sign a memorandum of understanding that will enhance collaborative efforts on academic and cultural initiatives.
“This reflects the success of several other joint initiatives between the tribes and the UO that have helped make the UO an institution of choice for Native students,” Younker said. Read more
Appreciation and many thanks to the board of trustees of the Coquille Tribal Community Fund and to Tribal Council for their strong support of their tri-county service area of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Lane counties. The Tribe’s tradition of potlatch brings an investment in our area, giving to many for the benefit of all, which is a wonderful model for us all to follow.
It is with great appreciation that the T.H.E. House would like to acknowledge the Coquille Indian Tribe for its recent Community Foundation Grant of $11,000. We will be using these funds to replace our aging domestic grade refrigeration, freezing and dish washing equipment with commercial grade appliances.
The Coos Bay Seventh-day Adventist Food Pantry is grateful to the Coquille Indian Tribe for the $10,000 grant received Feb. 9.
For the 16th year in a row, the Coquille Tribal Community Fund awarded grants this week to a variety of social service and non-profit organizations that themselves make our community better. Almost $362,000 went to 44 organizations, like the Addictions Recovery Center, Bay Are Senior Activity Center, ORCCA Food Share and the South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival’s Music in the Schools Program.