With fire season underway, hunters and other outdoor recreationists are reminded to check for access and fire restrictions before heading out.

Manulife (formerly Hancock) Forest Management Lands in northeast Oregon close due to extreme fire danger

LA GRANDE – All Manulife Forest Management lands in northeast Oregon are now closed to public access due to extreme fire danger. The restrictions impact Manulife Forest Management properties in the Shamrock, Whiskey Cr, Noregaard, Little Catherine Cr, Meacham Travel Management Areas and any other Manulife properties enrolled in the Access and Habitat program throughout northeast Oregon. With fire season underway, hunters…

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland at the Interior Department’s press conference on its federal boarding school investigation in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. JOURDAN BENNETT-BEGAYE | INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY PHOTO

Federal action on U.S. boarding schools inches forward

Legislation is moving through Congress to create a Truth and Healing Commission. Meanwhile, Catholic bishops issued an apology for boarding schools run by the church. By MARY ANNETTE PEMBER, ICT The U.S. is beginning to face its Indian boarding school history. Both the U.S. Congress and the Catholic Church took visible steps forward last week in officially taking action on…

Mark Duffy, a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, stands on a picnic table while showing kids how to spearfish at a family and youth spearfishing event on Namekagon Lake, Friday, April 12, 2024, near Cable, Wis. JOHN LOCHER | AP PHOTO

Behind Upper Midwest tribal spearfishing is a long and violent history of denied treaty rights

By MELINA WALLING and JOHN LOCHER,  Associated Press HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — On a twilight so calm the red and white pines are reflected in the waters of northern Wisconsin’s Chippewa Flowage, John Baker plans to go spearfishing — a traditional Ojibwe method of harvesting walleye. But before he sets out, he detours his boat to land on a sandy…

Kim Kaufman, USA, is one of the current Epson Tour leaders that will play at the Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic in August. EPSON TOUR COURTESY PHOTO

 Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic tees off Aug. 16

Future Stars of the LPGA Tour Return to Pendleton this Summer as they ‘Race for the Card’ PENDLETON – Wildhorse Resort & Casino announced today the 2024 Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic, an Epson Tour – Road to the LPGA event, will return to Pendleton, Oregon from August 16-18. The annual event is part of the Epson Tour, the official qualifying…

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Amazon Web Services accepting applications for community grant program through Aug. 15

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that applications are now open for the AWS InCommunities Eastern Oregon Fund, a community grant program that supports local initiatives in Morrow and Umatilla counties. AWS has committed $350,000to the fund, which is open to individuals, local community groups, schools, non-profits, and other organizations. This is the third consecutive year AWS is sponsoring the program to support…

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Tribal Chairman Mark Fox

North Dakota tribe goes back to its roots with a massive greenhouse operation

By JACK DURA, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Native American tribe in North Dakota will soon grow lettuce in a giant greenhouse complex that when fully completed will be among the country’s largest, enabling the tribe to grow much of its own food decades after a federal dam flooded the land where they had cultivated corn, beans and…

Heat-related illnesses are likely to increase as heat waves occur more often than usual – and at higher temperatures – around the state.

Heat advisories prompt OHA warning about heat-related illness

Tips for staying cool include limiting sun exposure, wearing light clothing, knowing signs of heat stroke  PORTLAND – Oregon Health Authority is encouraging people to take steps to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion as advisories predicting triple-digit temperatures go into effect this week.  Older adults, infants and children, those who live or work outdoors, have…

Cooling centers are opening across Oregon to help people beat the heat during excessively high temperatures.

 Shelters open to help people stay cool during extreme heat

SALEM– Cooling centers are opening across Oregon to help people beat the heat during excessively high temperatures. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is working with 211info to get information out and ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in Oregon, especially those most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. “Our top priority is health and safety during this heat wave,” said Ed Flick, Director of the…

From left, Lauralee Stanger, Malana Spencer and Nicci Harrison stand in Nixyaawii Community School in Mission June 28, 2024. The trio serve specialty hot dogs and sides made with and inspired by Indigenous First Foods as part of a temporary pop-up restaurant called Rez Dogz. BERIT THORSON | EAST OREGONIAN PHOTO

Hot dog! Nixyáawíí teacher, students modernize traditional foods with Rez Dogz

By BERIT THORSON, East Oregonian  MISSION — Rather than sun and popsicles by the pool, summer break for a few Nixyáawíí Community School students consists more of hot dogs, fry bread and blueberry cobbler inside a small kitchen. Rez Dogz, a pop-up restaurant housed inside Nixyáawíí Community School on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), serves First…

PUBLIC NOTICE July 3, 2024

TRIBAL MEMBERS:  This notification formally announces that applications are now being accepted from tribal members who wish to serve on the Commission(s)/Committee(s) listed below. Appointed members will receive a $125.00 stipend per meeting, effective January 1, 2022, once the minutes have been approved and processed on CTUIR paydays.      Will advertise for the following vacancies: 3 Positions for CTUIR…