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Spaceworks gallery displays work by Native American artists

Spaceworks Gallery, a relatively new enterprise, is showing an exhibit of work by local Native American artists representing a diversity of tribal affiliations. Entitled “Protect the Sacred: Artists for Standing Rock,” all of the work is in one way or another addressing the attempt to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from passing through lands deemed sacred by the Standing Rock Sioux. An alliance of Native Americans, environmentalists, veterans and others have been bravely resisting the pipeline company's attempt to ram the oil pipeline through, despite objections by several Sioux tribes among others. Calling themselves “water protectors,” the people that are putting themselves in the way of the project assert that they are protecting the waters of the Missouri River, as such pipelines have a record of leaking oil and contaminating… Read Full Story

Mumps Outbreak in Pierce County

Community Health Nursing
Puyallup Tribal Health Authority

The Public Health Department has confirmed numerous cases of mumps in Pierce and King County.

What Is Mumps?

Mumps is a highly contagious viral illness. An infected person can spread it through face-to-face contact by coughing, sneezing, or even spraying saliva while talking. It can also spread by shared cups and eating utensils.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Puffy cheeks and swollen jaw
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle Aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Appetite

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Inspiration can be defined in many ways – an action or influence. It can also be described as an activity, a person, or divine intervention, or writings.
I was truly inspired watching my daughter’s last basketball game. It caused me to pause and think of now it is her last year in high school and the last of my children to graduate.
What, as a parent, could I do to help inspire my daughter and what were her wants and needs? What is her futuristic outlook on life? Was it college, employment? What kind of job or higher education… Read Full Story

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Interior, Justice departments announce $940 million landmark settlement
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) have announced a $940 million proposed settlement with a nationwide class of Native American Tribes and tribal entities that, if approved by the federal district court, would resolve a 25-year-old…

National Indian Child Welfare Association pledges to Put Kids 1st
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Washington, DC – Native children form the backbone of future tribal success and someday will lead the charge to create thriving, vibrant communities which is why four national Native organizations – the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National…

Kilmer announces grant to help Quileute and Makah tribes continue to confront violence against women
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) has announced that the Quileute and Makah Tribes won grants to continue to confront violence against Tribal women. The investments come through the Justice Department’s Tribal Government Program that aims to reduce crimes against women,…

‘Shades of Purple’

For a lot of families, attending college after high school is a tradition going back generations. Sons and daughters carry on their family’s academic legacy as a matter of course, often choosing to attend the same university as their siblings, parents and grandparents did. However, for other families…

Tribes gather for fun and festive luncheon

The Emerald Queen Casino Showroom was alive with the joyful sounds of laughter and conversations on Sept. 18, as the Puyallup Tribe held its very popular annual Intertribal Elders Luncheon. At least 40 tribes were represented from Alaska, Canada and places around the U.S., all coming together for…

What will climate change mean for us?
By Mary Basballe

The Tribe recently began a vulnerability study to understand how our people and our resources could be affected by climate change. This year has brought challenges that we can expect to face more often in the future, under a changing climate, particularly high air temperatures, more drought, and more…

Business Spotlight: Smokin’ Willy’s

William Manzanares is not a business owner that likes to rest on his laurels. Since opening the original Smokin’ Willy’s location at 3008 72nd St E. two years ago, he has rapidly expanded to open a brand new second store, located at 6212 29th St. NE, and he apparently has no intention of slowing…

PTHA September Calendar
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News