To All Tribal Members and Families;
Due to the recent loss of our Tribal Chief, The Tribal Council sponsored Fall Harvest Event scheduled for November 18th has been Canceled.
For those who wish to attend :
A Celebration of Life to honor our Tribal Chief Donald (Doc) Slyter, will be held On November 18th at 1:00pm at the Community Center & Tribal Hall at 338 Wallace Ave Coos Bay, Oregon
All are welcome to attend.
Rich Colton – 541-999-7942
Three Rivers Casino Resort Announces Holiday Toy Drive to Support Local Families
FLORENCE, Ore. – As the holiday season approaches, Three Rivers Casino is reaching out to its community
to make a difference in the lives of children in need. The Casino’s 19th annual Toy & Food Drive will run
from Nov. 1 to Dec. 6, inviting residents to join in the spirit of giving as the needs continue to grow.
Members of the community are encouraged to contribute by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more or donating three cans of non-perishable food items. Donors will receive $5 in free play at Three Rivers Casino.
“At Three Rivers Casino, we are deeply rooted in our community, and we understand the importance of giving back, especially during the holiday season,” said Marguerite Morgan, Promotions Coordinator at Three Rivers. “We live here, we work here, and we want to ensure that children in our area experience the joy and magic of the holidays.”
Florence resident Liberty Kommer knows firsthand the importance of generosity. Having faced a childhood without the opportunity to receive a single toy or experience the warmth of the holiday season, Kommer has made it her personal mission to ensure that Florence-area children don’t go through the same experience.
Since 2020, Kommer has saved up $1,000 annually to purchase toys for local children, including last year’s
generous donation of a truckload of bicycles and helmets to the Toy & Food Drive. “These children need to understand how precious they are, how their lives are so important. We need to show those children we care about their wellbeing. So please, donate Christmas toys and gifts to the children of our community,” said Kommer.
In nearly two decades, the casino has collected thousands of toys for the local community. As the drive
concludes in December, all donated toys will be handed over to the local police station, ensuring that they find their way into the hands of children in Florence, brightening their holiday season.
“Drop a toy off, make a child’s life exciting and fun. It’ll bring joy to everybody here in our community,” said Morgan. Join Three Rivers Casino in making a positive impact this holiday season by participating in the Toy & Food Drive.
For more information, visit www.threeriverscasino.com
Post: Until Filled
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians’ Gaming Commission is established pursuant to CLUSITC 5-2-7. The purpose of the Gaming Commission is to regulate Class II and Class III gaming on the Confederated Tribes’ Indian Land. The Commission consists of five (5) members appointed by a majority vote of the Tribal Council.
The Gaming Commission has a vacancy in Position #3 and is currently seeking interested parties. The remaining term of this position is until 02/28/2025. Interested parties shall file a statement with the Commission reflecting their interest in serving as a Commission member.
Qualifications for the Posted Vacancy:
Commissioners must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements (CLUSITC 5-2-7(d):
- Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
- Must successfully complete a background investigation, as set forth in CLUSITC 5-2-15;
- No member of Tribal Council may serve as a Commissioner; and
- No employee of a Gaming Operation may serve as a Commissioner.
Each applicant for Commission membership shall be subject to a background investigation (CLUSITC 5-2-13) and drug testing (CLUSITC 5-2-21).
Interested parties may file a statement of interest with the Commission reflecting their interest in serving as a Commission member to Rusty Bossley, Executive Director of the Gaming Commission, at the following address:
5647 Hwy 126 Suite 100
Florence, OR 97439
You may also fax your statement to 541-997-7293, or email at email@example.com.
This notice of vacancy shall be posted at all Tribal offices.
10/26 – Thurs – Eugene
10/27 – Fri – Florence
10/28 – Sat – Coos Bay
The Tribal Police Department will once again be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held on Saturday October 28th from 10am – 2pm at the governmental offices at 1245 Fulton Avenue in Coos Bay. This event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and it provides the supplies to be able to collect unused or expired prescription medications to ensure that they are safely disposed of without falling into the wrong hands or unnecessarily polluting.
TPD personnel will be outside (parking lot) so that participants can just pull up and drop off their items.
After the event (on Saturday), from 2pm – 3pm, Tribal Police Officers will be available to travel within 20 miles of the governmental office to pick up any unused or expired medications from Tribal families or Tribal Elders. If you know of someone who would like to participate, but is unable to make it to any of the events, please have them contact me for scheduling at our office: 541-997-6011.
There will be no identifying information collected, and the program is anonymous. We encourage participants to remove any identifying labels from bottles prior to submission. We will be able to accept vape pens without internal batteries, controlled, non-controlled and over the counter medications with a few exceptions; Intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes, chemotherapy medications, or medical waste WILL NOT be accepted.
If you have any questions about the program, please let me know. Our goal is to keep medications from being lost, stolen, or misused. If you would like to view information about the program from the DEA, please visit: https://takebackday.dea.gov/ . If you know someone who lives outside of the area, they can also search by zip code to find an event nearby.
In addition to the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Tribal Police Officers will be at the Eugene outreach office on Thursday, October 26th from 11am – 2pm to accept any medications and also at the Florence outreach office on Friday, October 27th from 11am – 2pm.
Since we began partnering with the DEA in the NDTBD program in 2018, the Tribal Police Department has helped to keep over 280 pounds of medications from being misused or otherwise polluting our landfills and waterways. Anyone is welcome to participate, so feel free to share the information with your friends and family.
Proposed Code Amendments: Chapter 4-3 Child Protection Team; Chapter 7-9 Investment Committee; Chapter 7-12 Tribal Health Board
The following proposed Codes amendments was passed for First Reading by Tribal Council on August 30, 2023
TITLE: 4 DOMESTIC
Chapter 4-3 Child Protection Team
The Tribal Council has determined the due to unqualified or untrained members to act in the capacity to make recommended decision related to children and families create a possible liability to the Tribe. Tribal Council voted to rescind Chapter 4-3 Child Protection Team in its entirety at this time.
TITLE: 7 ENROLLMENT, COMMITTEES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS
Chapter 7-9 Investment Committee
The Tribal Council has retained professional investment advisor services and has determined that the Investment Committee is no longer needed to provide advice to the Tribal Council regarding investment decisions and voted to rescind the Chapter 7-8 in its entirety at this time.
TITLE: 7 ENROLLMENT, COMMITTEES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS
Chapter 7-12 Tribal Health Board
The Tribal Council has determined the Tribal Health Committee has been defunct, not otherwise utilized an its need will be reexamined once the Tribal Health Center has opened. Tribal Council voted to rescind Chapter 7-12 in its entirety at this time.
Tribal Council hereby approves the amendments to the three Codes for First Reading and posting for a twenty-eight (28) day period.
DATE OF THE TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING AT WHICH THE PROPOSED CODE IS EXPECTED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FINAL PASSAGE:
November 12, 2023
The Department of Culture and Natural Resources (CNR) of Confederated Tribes of Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw hosted an educational workshop 9/26/23 to provide information regarding potential issues and impacts of the decision making by BOEM. BOEM is a U.S. Government Agency that is proposing the development of renewable energy from offshore wind. the CNR department provided information on how you can participate in person at the upcoming public comment opportunities, as well as offering your own public comments in writing for submission. Contact us for more information.
Below is a template letter that Tribal Membership can use to summit public comments. To submit comments please visit the following websites…
Recording of public meeting held at the CTCLUSI Community Center on 9/26/23 coming soon.
Tribal Council held an event on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. PST for the Historic Cooperative Management Agreement Signing between the Tribe and ODFW. This agreement Affirms Rights of Members to Hunt, Fish, Trap and Gather Under Tribal Licenses.
Confidence is very high ( 90% chance ) a heat wave will impact locations west of the Cascades next week. The heat wave is anticipated to last around 5 to 6 days.
The heat will pose a high threat of heat related illness for those without effective cooling or adequate hydration during red days. Lightning threat increases towards next week in northern California.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
A strong and somewhat unusual heat wave, 1 in 2 year event , will move over the region between Sunday and Thursday(8/17) next week. The threat of heat related illness is highest between Tuesday and Wednesday when there is about a 15% – 25% chance of high temperatures exceeding 110 degrees in Medford, Oregon. In addition, this will be the
3rd and 4th day of the heat event. The risk of heat related illness is higher towards the middle and end of the event. In addition, there is a 15% chance of thunderstorms within 25 miles of any location in northern California next week. For the latest forecast updates, visit weather.gov/Medford.
Comment Period is Now Closed. ***Updated 9/5/23
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Seeking input from the CTCLUSI Community! Energy Assistance is an important program for Low-Income CTLCUSI Tribal Households on, or near the reservation, or within the State of Oregon. Every year low-income households genuinely need assistance with their heating and cooling needs and CTCLUSI annually posts a Draft version of the Energy Assistance Program Plan and is required to seek input from Tribal Members. Starting in August 2023 the draft plan will be available on the CTCLUSI Tribal Website at www.ctclusi.org and will be available until September 30, 2023. Paper copies of Energy Assistance Program will also be located in the reception area at Tribal Admin located at 1245 Fulton Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420 as well as our Florence Outreach Office located at 3757 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439 and our Eugene Outreach Office located at 135 Silver Lane, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97404. Please feel free to review this draft plan, ask any questions, or provide any comments you might have directly to CarolAnn Young, CTCLUSI Social Services Worker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-435-7159. Thank you!