CTUIR Wins Safe Routes to School Construction Award

Last summer the Tribal Planning Office collaborated with Yellowhawk’s Community Health program and the Nixyáawii Community School to collect input from the community on where safety improvements are needed in the community to serve walking and biking students. The Planning Office applied for the ODOT Safe Routes to School Grant, and won an award of $1 million to construct three…

CTUIR hazard planning effort seeking public comment

The Umatilla Indian Reservation experienced several natural and human-caused disasters in recent years – flooding, smoke from wildfires, hazardous materials spills and train derailments, and of course the COVID-19 pandemic. Every five years, CTUIR updates its Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify the greatest threats and hazards facing our community, and how we can best mitigate the impacts. Hazard Mitigation is…

CTUIR opens COVID-19 vaccine clinic to 11 counties across ceded territory

MISSION – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) has opened their two day mass vaccination event to any resident (16 and over) who resides in the 11 counties that span the CTUIR ceded territory. The 11 counties include Benton, Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield counties in Washington and Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Grant, Baker, and Malheur counties…

Lucky 7 Redevelopment Project in full swing

By The Office of Tribal Planning The Tribal Housing Development Services Team has been working diligently on a number of housing projects that are coming to fruition in 2021. Lucky 7 is the first that has been in full swing of construction. Lucky 7 is an existing manufactured home park on the Reservation near the “Four Corners” intersection of Mission…

Bowman South Project now named ‘Nixyáawii’

By Nixyáawii Marketing Team CTUIR Tribal members will soon have more opportunities to build market rate homes on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. After a recommendation on names from the General Council, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Board of Trustees passed a motion to formally name the neighborhood as Nixyáawii. The Nixyáawii neighborhood will be on approximately…

Oregon Health Authority Issues Joint Statement with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on COVID-19 Data

The Oregon Health Authority reports that the addition of approximately 1,400 COVID-19 laboratory reports from Umatilla County on Saturday, Feb. 20 will not affect the county’s risk level status. The past cases covering a seven-month period had been investigated and had previously not been electronically recorded by the agency. OHA has been receiving weekly data from Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center.…

CTUIR supports Rep. Simpson’s Columbia Basin Initiative

Mission, OR – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) supports Congressman Mike Simpson’s newly-announced Columbia Basin Fund initiative. The plan calls for restoring the lower Snake River while making whole all impacted users of the Columbia River and changing the way fish and wildlife restoration, protection and enhancement is done in the Columbia Basin. “Restoring the lower…

Well No. 6 construction project starting in February

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is pleased to announce that our Mission community Well No. 6 construction project on South Market Road will be starting construction in February. This project was designed and managed by Anderson Perry & Associates and will provide a new water supply to the Mission community while increasing water system reliability. It…

Transit Planning for Boardman and Port of Morrow

Mission, OR – Kayak Public Transit and The LOOP has partnered with Umatilla County and Morrow County to begin the planning process to extend services to the City of Boardman and the Port of Morrow. The purpose of the project is to provide safe and reliable transportation options to one of the region’s largest employment centers. This phase of the…