CTCLUSI Reflects on 36th Year of Restoration
In 1855 the Tribes signed the Oregon Coast Treaty but it was never ratified. In 1954 The Western Oregon Termination Act is passed by Congress severing relations with 43 Tribes and bands of Indians in Western Oregon. In 1984, after years of hard work, Public Law 98-481 restores Federal recognition to the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. Since our Restoration, October 17, 1984, some of the Tribes major accomplishments are: the return of our Forest Lands of just under 15 thousand acres; the return of Naval Facility at Coos Head; the return of Gregory Point; our purchase of the old Elks building in Coos Bay, now the Administration building which also houses our Dental Clinic, that was recently remodeled and expanded; the economic development of Three Rivers Casino and Hotel in Florence and the Three Rives Casino in Coos Bay Oregon; the purchase of the old Camp Easter Seal property in Lakeside OR; and Housing for our Tribal membership in North Bend and Florence, Oregon.
Due to our countries current state, with the COVID -19 Pandemic and the recent devastating fires in Oregon, Washington and California, we will not hold an in-person celebration for our Restoration this year. We would like to invite you all to please visit the Tribes website at www.ctclusi.org for images from past Restoration events of our pride in history, culture and accomplishments. Giving thanks to all of the members before us that worked so hard toward our Restoration and helped to pave a path for our future success for many generations to come. Special thanks to all those who work so diligently towards our Restoration in 1984. Also sending thanks to all our Tribal Council leaders since Restoration who worked towards achieving the accomplishments listed above and for so much more. Everyone please stay safe. We hope to see you all next year!
-Debbie Bossley, Tribal Council Chair
- Published in Tribal News