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The Waa-tr’vslh-’a~ Department is holding our annual Dee-ni’ Mvsr-xee-ye’ Wee-ya’ Lhetlh-xat (Dee-ni’ Language Youth Gathering), at Shaa-xu’-xat (Rowdy Creek Park), on Wednesday June 17th through Friday June 19th. This event will provide a safe and positive overnight camping experience to encourage culture and language use amongst youth. Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in activities that promote healthy lifestyle choices. Youth ages 7-13 are encouraged to attend camp, children under the age of 7 may attend when accompanied by an adult.

Completed applications must be received by
Friday May 8th (before 5 PM)
@ The K’vsh-chu Administration Office.
Click here to download .pdf application

All registered participants are expected to fully participate for the duration of this event.  This is a tobacco, alcohol and drug-free event. Preference will be given to Smith River Rancheria Tribal Members and persons of American Indian Descent. To register for camp, please complete a Participant Application. Applications are available at:

K’vsh-chu Administration Office
140 Rowdy Creek Road, Smith River CA 95567
Phone: (707)487-9255

For more information please contact the Waa-tr’vslh-’a~ Department Administrative Assistant:
Amber Gensaw



4V9A4205 sign4V9A4247 ribbon cutting4V9A4266 crewOn March 2, 2015, Smith River Rancheria conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Chit-xu Mee-ne’ housing complex. Chit-xu Mee-ne’ or “Chetco Homes” is located at 1122 Fifield St. in Brookings, Oregon. Kara Brundin-Miller, Smith River Rancheria Tribal Chairperson, emceed the event. Brundin-Miller welcomed visitors and recognized Smith River Rancheria Tribal Council members that were present. She explained that the apartments were constructed in coordination with the American Recovery and Revitalization Act, local contractors and Smith River Rancheria Housing construction employees. Brundin-Miller stated that the apartments provide needed housing opportunities for Tribal Members in Curry County. She emphasized how proud the Smith River Rancheria is to have utilized local people for contractors and vendors, supporting our community and working together with the City of Brookings and Curry County for the start of a good relationship. According to Brundin-Miller, “What we’re most proud of is that the workforce was our tribal staff.”

Smith River Rancheria partnered with Kurt Kessler Kustom Builders, Inc. to construct facility. The housing complex features (13) two and three bedroom units, as well as a Community Center/offices. Each apartment features a washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, hardwood laminate flooring, carpeted bedrooms, Mitsubishi duct-less heating/air conditioning units and 9’ high ceilings. The duct-less heating/air conditioning units are user friendly and energy efficient. Chit-xu Mee-ne’ offers covered parking for tenants and rent includes water, sewer and garbage utility fees. The 6 downstairs units are all ADA compliant designed for the use of elderly individuals and those with mobility issues. Read more


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Employment Opportunities

The Waa-tr’vslh-’a~ Department is holding our annual
Dee-ni’ Mvsr-xee-ye’ Wee-ya’ Lhetlh-xat
(Dee-ni’ Youth Language Camp), at Shaa-xu’-xat (Rowdy Creek Park).
The following positions are available:


  • Team Leaders- responsible for supervision of youth campers and peer leader.
  • Peer Leaders (14-19yrs of age)assist team leader, this is a great leadership training opportunity.  
  • Elder Consultants- available for sharing eminent knowledge with campers and staff.
  • Cultural Consultants- i.e., storyteller, carver, regalia maker, weaver, tule-mat maker, eel hook maker, medicine maker, hat knitter, food preserver, fishermen, Dee-ni’ historian, etc.
  • Security Guards- responsible for guarding camp during, this is a graveyard position.
  • Head Cook and Assistant Cook- plan, prepare and clean-up healthy meals and snacks for campers and camp staff. Must have current Food Handler’s Permit.
  • Fish Cook/Instructor- prepare traditional salmon dinner and conduct activity with campers.
  • Baa-shuk Ghvt-sra Cook/Instructor- prepare traditional sand bread to accompany salmon dinner and conduct activity with campers.
  • Volunteers- parents and community members are encouraged to participate.

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