Federal Recognition
Siletz Tribe to celebrate 29 years of restoration

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon will celebrate 29 years of restoration this month.

The tribe is holding its annual Restoration Pow-Wow at Chinook Winds Casino Resort on November 18. The event marks the passage of Public Law 95-195, the law that restored the federal government's relationship with the tribe.

The tribe was terminated by Congress in August 1954. The move had a devastating impact on the tribe and its members.

Since restoration, the tribe has opened a casino, a golf resort, a health clinic, housing developments and several businesses. The tribe is the largest employer in Lincoln County.

Get the Story:
Siletz Tribe plans 29th annual Restoration Celebration (The Newport News-Times 11/8)

Relevant Links:
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians - http://ctsi.nsn.us

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