Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Firework licenses on sale May 17-19 in Tribal Admin parking lot

Firework licenses on sale May 17-19 in Tribal Admin parking lot

Puyallup Tribal Members can purchase their firework licenses between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 17-19 at the Puyallup Tribal Admin building parking lot, 3009 East Portland Ave., Tacoma. A lottery will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 20 to determine spots in Firecracker Alley, which will be held at 2102 Alexander Ave., Tacoma, near the Emerald Queen Riverboat dock. Pricing: Firework license: $400 onsite, $300 off site.Concession license: $300Cleanup deposit (refundable after cleanup): $100Vendor daily fee: $25Vendor full-season fee: $200 (limited to Tribal Members-only) For more information, contact Ramona Bennett at 253-380-8777, Daryle Barnes at 253-318-0022 or Leanette John…
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COVID-19 update: Tribal Admin will remain in Phase 2

COVID-19 update: Tribal Admin will remain in Phase 2

Thursday’s announcement by Gov. Jay Inslee about the upcoming statewide shift to Phase 3 next week and the planned June 30 reopening for Washington state is exciting. However, there are still a lot of unknowns. While Administration and Council consider guidance from other governments, we need to do what is right for our community. Administration will meet with Dr. Alan Shelton, the Tribe’s medical director, next week to discuss masks in the workplace and whether our reopening plan should change. At this time, we will REMAIN in Phase 2. We will keep you updated on further changes. Phase 2 highlights…
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CLS celebrates Daffodil royalty

CLS celebrates Daffodil royalty

Submitted by Chief Leschi Schools On April 30, we had the pleasure of hosting the Daffodil Festival, surrounding Daffodil Princesses, and the crowned Daffodil Queen Katie Rose from Puyallup High School at Circle. The 2019-20 CLS Daffodil Princess Catalina Dillon gave her final speech and handed over the title to the 2020-21 Princess Szoi Stevens. We raise our hands to Princess Cat for her dedication to her role and for representing Chief Leschi with dignity. We know Princess Szoi will do the same! Photos courtesy of Chief Leschi Schools
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Call 2 Haul event set for May 22

Call 2 Haul event set for May 22

The annual Call 2 Haul event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. It will be at 503 E. 26th St., Tacoma. Items that will not be accepted include paint, automobile parts, roofing or construction materials and hazardous waste. For more information, call Community Event Coordinator Chester Earl at 253-307-3659 or Housing Tenant Assistance at 253-573-7927.
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Tribe partners for ‘Sisters Rising’ screening and fundraiser

Tribe partners for ‘Sisters Rising’ screening and fundraiser

On April 20, the Puyallup Tribe’s Children of the River Child Advocacy partnered with Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County Program for an online screening of “Sisters Rising.” The virtual event and fundraiser included a Puyallup Tribe land acknowledgement, a panel discussion featuring Carolyn DeFord and Laura Bluehorse-Swift. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. “Sisters Rising” is an hour-long documentary that follows six Native women who are fighting to restore tribal sovereignty and self-determination as the crucial step toward end…
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Complete the cycle with compost

Complete the cycle with compost

Submitted by the Sustainability Working Group Composting plays a vital role in sustainability by cutting back on food waste and drastically reducing environmentally unfriendly fertilizers that run down storm drains and into our rivers and streams. What is compost? • Compost is a natural process of recycling organic matter like leaves and food scraps into nutrients that enrich soil and helps plants to grow. • Microorganisms like fungi, bacteria, and other microbes decompose food and other materials using biodegradation, which is the process of breaking down materials into smaller pieces. Why is compost good? • Composting reduces the food waste…
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New auditorium under construction at CLS

New auditorium under construction at CLS

Photos and story by Alex Harrison, Puyallup Tribal Member The campus for Chief Leschi Schools was built in 1996. At 200,000 square feet, it is the largest Bureau of Indian Affairs’ school in the country. The school’s architects roughed in an auditorium when the foundation was built. The overall structure of the auditorium including the exterior shell, large mechanical air handling units, majority of the steel light gauge framing, and most of the door frames have already been constructed. Later this year, crews are expected to begin finishing the space. The construction project will complete the original structure and include…
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