Hello from Lower Elwha in Port Angeles, Washington! I am updating the website for the Tribe at elwha.org and looking at what other Tribes are doing! You have a beautiful website!
Linda Young said:November 10, 2010 2:40 pm PST
This is a great website. Keep it updated and ongoing for all to enjoy.
Council Chairman Warner Barlerse said:May 21, 2010 12:41 pm PST
I want to thank tribal members and relatives for posting positive comments about the web site. EPA has mandated some changes for this web site. I and the Council, and other Northern Paiute Tribes' Councils, are trying to organize a meeting to discuss our next steps relative to Ruby. Ft. Bidwell Council Chairman Bernie Pollard has offered Ft. Bidwell as the meeting site. Watch for the exact date; maybe June 12. The Council has been holding Consultations with the managers of the Sheldon Refuge on several issues: Ruby Pipeline's subcontracting archaeologists took 5 sacred items from the Sheldon Refuge in violation of the permit Sheldon issued. We and other Tribes want those 5 items returned so we (all affected Tribes), at Ruby Pipeline's expense, can conduct the ceremonies needed to return those sacred items to their original sacred sites. The Council is also monitoring the attempts of California cities and communities who are trying to proclaim themselves as "Green" communities by dumping their trash (dry things like paper) and garbage (wet things which include "mined human waste" or "waste activated sludge" (poop by any other name)) in areas where our Tribe's members and other Tribes' members have long hunted, fished, gathered (traditional foods, medicine, and resources like willows), and conducted ceremonies. Nevada and our traditional territory are not waste lands. We should have our regular monthly Council Meeting at the office in Sparks on Saturday, June 19, 2010, but both BLM and Sheldon Refuge managers want Government-to-Government Consultations on items that are important to them--we will add consultation points that are important to the Tribe. Glad to have the opportunity to talk to you since we cannot talk in person; hope to see you at the next Council Meeting. Sincerely, Warner Barlese
Christina Trejo said:May 21, 2010 7:51 am PST
I finally have tribal ID card, its a real nice looking card. So does that make me legally a true native of our land. I have a question. Why do we NATIVES have to prove who we are with a number and a tribe? and any other race here in America can just say im Mexican, im Jewish, im French, but always have to prove who we are? I think they need cards not us! They all came from accross the world.