Clean up your yard & bring your trash to the Public Works & Facilities Yard located at 16450 Ocean View Drive, Smith River, CA 95557.
Hours of operation: Thursday April 25 and Saturday April 27 from 8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M and closed for lunch from 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Must have 1 Spring Clean Up Ticket per load. 2 tickets per residence will be mailed out.
Must be Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation member & have Tribal I.D.
Must unload your own vehicle.
Limit 2 vehicle loads per residence for example: 1 pickup truck = 1 load or 1 trailer = 1 load.
Limit of 4 tires per 1 load.
Limit of 2 furniture items per 1 load.
Empty refrigerators and freezers.
No hazardous waste for example no paint, asbestos, dead animals, needles, etc.
Must separate these 9 waste types from the general trash:
1. Metal waste. For example electronics without screens, appliances, etc.
2. Electronics with screens. For example televisions, computer monitors, tablets, etc.
3. Propane tanks. Please empty the tanks before bringing them.
4. Batteries. For example alkaline, rechargeable, carbon-zinc, etc.
5. Furniture. For example couches, tables, chairs, beds, etc.
7. Fluorescent light bulbs. For example tube lamps and CFL’s (compact fluorescents).
8. Motor oil, diesel, & gasoline.
9. Plant material. For example brush, grass clippings, limbs, etc.
Questions: Kagat McQuillen, Tribal Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Department, (707) 487-9255 Ext. 1155 or email: email@example.com
Taa-xe Num-nii~-ma~s (March) is – Sturgeon Fishing Time, Forest Birds Sing, Trillium Blooms and Geese Return.
SAVE THE DATE for these March gardening events from The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Srtaa~ Shvm (
HEALING WITH HERBS SERIES: Come join us for a series of four free community workshops that will teach you different methods for processing herbs for personal use! Each week local herbalist Ruby Tuttle will lead a hands-on lesson that will teach you one of four ways to preserve and use native plants and herbs by making teas (3/5), oils (3/12), tinctures (3/19), and salves (3/26). Through these processes, we will also learn common uses for locally-available, beneficial native plants and garden herbs. This fun and informative series will be held on Tuesday evenings in March from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Sri’-
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation General Membership Meeting
March 16, 2019 at 9:00am – 3:00pm
(Doors open at 8:00am, continental breakfast available)
Tolowa Event Center- Lucky 7 Casino 250 N. Indian Rd, Smith River, CA
The General Membership Meeting is a business meeting open to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Citizens only, ages 16 and over. Daycare will be provided by Xaa-wan’-k’wvt Early Learning Program located at 12845 Mouth of Smith River Rd, Smith River. Daycare will open at 8:00am and close 30 minutes after meeting adjourns. To make childcare reservations now, please call (707) 487-9255.
•Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided at daycare. If your child requires special dietary needs, please prepare and bring appropriate meals. •Please keep sick children at home.
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Strangulation Awareness & Response
Open to advocates, first responders, healthcare professionals, and concerned community members.
From November 27th through the 29th I (Garrett Campbell) had the opportunity to attend the Fatherhood is Sacred™, Motherhood is Sacred™ training in Mesa, AZ. The training is facilitated by Albert Pooley, NAFFA’s founder, and president. The training was very uplifting, and it raised my spirits. As a son, father, and tribal citizen it is a great responsibility to be a leader and strong role model for our children. This training sparked a fire within me and showed me that I can work towards being a better husband and father by practicing gratitude, showing understanding and more respect, and by pitching in to do my part. I have a 3-year-old daughter. One day she will be a mother, and my hope is to instill all of my morals, values, and knowledge within her so she can be a strong mother for her children.
The Community & Family Services will begin a local Fatherhood is Sacred™, Motherhood is Sacred™ program in January 2019, in Smith River. We will be mailing information with details to TDN citizens in the weeks to come. The program is free of charge and we will provide meals as well as childcare. This program is open to TDN TANF participants first and then to TDN citizens residing in Del Norte and Curry counties as space allows.
Join our Facebook event here https://www.facebook.com/events/781759358836874/
NAFFA’s Mission is to strengthen families by responsibly involving fathers and mothers in the lives of their children, families, and communities to provide happy and safe families. The program has worked with some of the most challenging groups of Native American men. Soon after the program started, the fathers wanted the mothers to experience the program as well, so the curriculum expanded to include mothers. The intense 12-week program touches on various topics such as cultural values, historical trauma, leadership, self-identity, and numerous others.
Through their success, NAFFA had found that their purpose and methods extend to people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. The importance of responsible fatherhood and motherhood is universal, which is why they welcome and invite everyone to experience their programs.
Due to the furlough our FEMA liaison is unable to make tomorrow night’s Community Resilience meeting. Instead, TDN Emergency Manager Kymmie Scott will present “Beyond tsunamis and floods… thinking about ALL hazards that may threaten the Nation”, followed by a brief talk by Mary Dorman of State Farm Insurance on how much insurance people should actually carry on their home to be truly prepared.
Come learn about the Emergency Management Program at Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and have your questions answered with TDN Emergency Manager Kymmie Scott and Emergency Services Coordinator Tessa LaFazio
FOOD AND RAFFLE PRIZES
GUEST SPEAKER FROM FEMA WILL SPEAK ON COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS
Dee‐dvn‐la: TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019
Ghvt‐ti‐lh: 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M
Dvt‐la: HOWONQUET HALL COMMUNITY CENTER
101 NORTH INDIAN CT. SMITH RIVER, CA
February 26: Lori Dengler, Professor Emeritus of Geology from HSU to speak on earthquake and tsunami hazards
March 26: Pacific Power to discuss power outages and storm preparedness
April 30: Disaster Animal Rescue Team (DART) to discuss animals in times of disaster
May 28: Curry Health to discuss public health and pandemics
June 25: Special Guest to discuss wildfire protection / prevention / preparedness
July 30: Community Emergency Response Team & Neighbors Helping Neighbors to discuss community volunteers in disaster
August 27: Edward Jones Investments to discuss financial preparedness and resiliency
Orientation & Registration Thursday, January 24th from 6pm-7pm at Xaa-wan’-k’wvt Village & Resort Child Care and Snacks Will be Provided.
Join us for an introduction to this 12-week program, created by NAFFA (Native American Fatherhood & Families Association) using a Native American approach to strengthen families and return to spirit/blessings. It is designed to connect parents with their heritage/culture as they become actively involved in the safety and happiness of their families.
Progra1n open to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal TANF participants first and then to TDN citizens residing in Del Norte and Curry counties, as space allows.
Course materials and dinner will be provided at each class.
A certificate of completion will be presented to those participants who successfully complete the program. Incentives will be awarded for class attendance throughout the program!
If you are unable to attend this orientation and are interested in the program, call 707-487-9255 ext. 1128 for a registration form. Classes will begin on 1/31/19 and be held each Thursday through 4/25/19* *Due to Holidays the dates may change
A community resiliency discussion on disaster preparedness
Come to learn about the new emergency management program at Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and have your questions answered with TDN Emergency Manager Kymmie Scott and Emergency Services Coordinator Tessa LaFazio.
FOOD AND RAFFLE PRIZES
GUEST SPEAKER FROM FEMA WILL SPEAK ON COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS
Dee‐dvn‐la: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
Ghvt‐ti‐lh: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
Dvt‐la: Xaa‐wan’‐k’wvt Hall Community Center 101 North Indian Ct. Smith River, California
Ghaa~-yalh-te haa~? (are you going to come)
All members of the public are welcome (tribal or non-tribal) who reside in or near TDN For more information call 707-487-9255 ext. 1144
- CANCELED November 27th, 2018
- CANCELED December 25th, 2018
- January 29th, 2019
- February 26th, 2019
- March 26th, 2019
The garbage services, Curry Transfer and Recycling (CTR) is offering free pick-up of organic yard debris in Brookings, Harbor, Gold Beach and Port Orford. Contact CTR to arrange a pick-up on one of the pre-determined garbage pick-up days.
“ It’s that time again. Bundle or put your organic yard debris in environmentally friendly paper landscape bags and place at the curb on your garbage day. Brookings/Harbor, October 1 to 5; GoldBeach, Wednesday, October 17; and Port Orford, Thursday, October 18. Or, take it loose or paper bagged to the Wridge Creek or Port Orford Transfer-Site Tuesday through Saturday, October 9-13. Thirty gallon landscape bags can be purchased from your local stores where garden supplies are sold. Next SPRING event will begin April 29, 2019.”
See the link and contact info below for more information.
Website, Announcements, Curry Transfer and Recycling
CTR Contact Info
Phone: 800-826-9801 or 541-469-2425
Address: 17498 CARPENTERVILLE RD, PO BOX 4008, BROOKINGS, OR 97415
The nonprofit, Wild Rivers Mushroom Club (WRMC) is partnering with local mushroom experts for the 2nd annual event, Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival, scheduled for the first weekend in November on the 3rd & 4th from 10am-4pm, at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings-Harbor, OR 97415
“ leading field forays and conducting how-to workshops both days. Workshops will include presentations on growing, harvesting, cooking with, eating, and using both wild and cultivated mushrooms.
Renowned mycologist Dr. Dennis Desjardin is the Saturday keynote speaker, and will be presenting, “Fungi and Human Affairs: How we interact with fungi in our daily lives” .
Mycologist and herbalist Dr. Christopher Hobbs is the Sunday keynote speaker, and will be presenting “Medicinal Mushrooms: A Class for Newbies & Experts Alike”.
Vendors will be selling all manner of fungi-related products – including fresh edible mushrooms. Local restaurants and breweries will be offering mushroom-themed meals and spirits all weekend long!
Bring the entire family and come join us for a fungi-filled weekend!.”
See the attachments, links and contact info below for more information.
Website, 2018 Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival
Wild Rivers Connect, Events, Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival
WRMC Facebook Group
WRMC Contact Info