Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal News
- Work hours are flexible
- Part-time or more hours
- Pay ranges from $16.50 to $18 per hour
- Some TANF and SNAP programs exempt the income (candidates need to check with their case workers)
The Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority (DNSWMA) has a Free Every Day Household Hazardous Waste Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection program at the Del Norte County Transfer Station at 1700 State St, Crescent City, CA 95531, that’s open Monday– Friday from 8am– 5pm and Saturday- Sunday 9am– 5pm that is designed for residents of Del Norte County.
- Eligible waste includes non-aerosol latex paint, household fluorescent tubes and bulbs, television and computer monitors, home sharps containers, cooking fats, oils and grease; used motor oil, drained oil filters, old antifreeze, lead acid batteries and all household batteries (with one terminal taped). For more information call DNSWMA at 707-465-1100 or visit their website at: recycledelnorte.ca.gov
The DNSWMA, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, free for residents of Del Norte County, is scheduled for September 28, 2019 from 9am to 2pm. California state transportation law limits each vehicle to a maximum of 15 gallons of liquid hazardous waste (in 5 gallon containers or smaller) or 125 pounds of solid hazardous waste.
- Eligible waste includes solvents, oxidizers, pesticides and poisons, non-organic fertilizers, household cleaners, air fresheners, automotive waxes, disinfectants, metal polishes, adhesives, bleach, turpentine, makeup, fingernail polish, battery acids, batteries, oil filters, paints, finish and paint strippers, wood preservatives, stains and finishes, automotive fluids, swimming pool chemicals, bases, polishes, aerosols, photographic chemicals, herbicides and weed killers, varnishes, wood stains, paraffin oil, white gas, spot removers, petroleum jelly, drain cleaners, fiberglass resins, grease, methanol, organic solvents, iodine, medical waste and ceramic glazes. For more information call DNSWMA at 707-465-1100 or visit their website at recycledelnorte.ca.gov
The DNSWMA, Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection Disposal Event, is designed for Del Norte County businesses and agencies, is scheduled for September 27, 2019 and is by appointment only. Interested entities should call 1-800-433-5060 before September 20, 2019 to schedule an appointment.
For Residents of Curry and Coos Counties:
The next Coos and Curry County, Household Hazardous Waste Program, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event designed for residents of Coos and Curry Counties is scheduled for September 21, 2019 from 9am to 1pm at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site, located at 55722 Hwy 101, Coos Bay, OR 97420.
- Eligible waste includes aerosol spray products, antifreeze, art and hobby chemicals, brake fluid, cleaning supplies, degreasers, engine cleaners, fluorescent lamps/ tubes, furniture stripper, herbicides, gas cylinders (propane/helium), HID lamps, kerosene/gas/oil/diesel, lead acid batteries, lighter fluid, Mercury, paints/stains/shellacs, pesticides/insecticides, poisons, pool/spa chemicals, rechargeable batteries, rose dust, rust remover, slug bait, solvents and thinners, thermostats, thermometers, transmission fluid, turpentine, weed killer and wood preservatives. For more information contact the Curry Transfer & Recycling (CTR) at 541-469-2425 or visit their website at currytransferrecycling.com/home/ or the Coos County Solid Waste Department at 541-396-7620 or visit their website at co.coos.or.us/Departments/SolidWaste.aspx
For All Residents:
Suburban Propane has a free recycling program for 16 oz propane cylinders (pictured). The Company is located at 825 Hwy 101 N, Crescent City, CA 95531 and open Monday–Friday 8am- 5pm. The Company sells a refillable 16 oz propane cylinder and refills the cylinders for about $0.70. For more information call 707-464-4165 or visit their website at suburbanpropane.com/locations/crescent-city-ca/
Humboldt Moving and Storage in partnership with the nonprofit, Mattress Recycling Council has a free mattress and box spring recycling program: Bye Bye Mattress. Humboldt Moving and Storage accepts mattresses and box springs at it’s drop-off location, 1528 Northcrest Dr, Crescent City, CA 95531, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am– 12pm.
- Eligible mattresses and box springs include the sizes twin, double, queen, king and California king. Ineligible mattresses and box springs that are not accepted include crib sizes; if they have mold, bed bug or other contaminants or if they are damaged.
For more information call Humboldt Moving and Storage at 707-465-4914 or visit their website at humboldtmoving.com or the Mattress Recycling Council at 1-855-700-9973 or visit their website at byebyemattress.com
For more information contact the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, Natural Resources Department, Habitat & Wildlife Program, Cynthia Ford or Kagat McQuillen, 707-487-9255.
Who: Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Citizens. Must be 6-17 years of age and reside in Del Norte and Curry Counties.
What: $25 school supply cards
Where: The cards will be distributed at 110 First Street, Smith River, CA.
When: Friday, August 16, 2019 10:00am to 4:00pm
Why: Using JOM fund money to buy school supply cards for our Tribal youth.
For more information, please contact
Lenora Hall, Education Director
Phone: 707-487-9255, ext. 1190
The Education Department invites Tolowa Dee-ni youth to participate in our upcoming 13th Annual Dee-ni’ Youth Camp. Each participant must be 7-13 years old. Rain cancels the event!
The goal of this year’s youth camp is to have fun while learning about our culture and language. Please complete the attached registration form and return it to the Education Department no later than Friday, August 2nd, 2019 @ 5:00 PM.
No drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons or lice allowed.
This will be a day camp. Camp will start at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, August 6th. The camp is located at Rowdy Creek Park. No transportation will be provided.
Camp schedule is:
Tuesday, August 6, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
For more information, please contact the Education/Language Departments:
Lenora Hall @ 707-487-9255, ext. 1190, firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, we would like to invite you to participate in our Annual Dee-ni’ Day celebration held on September 7, 2019 at the Howonquet Hall Community Center.
If you wish to participate, please complete the vendor application and send the appropriate fee listed on the application. The applications and payments must be submitted to the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Administration Office by 5:00 pm on August 23, 2019 for the EARLY BIRD rate. All checks must be made out to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Administration Office at (707) 487-9255. We hope to see you at our Annual Dee-ni’ Day celebration held on September 7, 2019 for a fun filled day of traditional activities and cultural demonstrations.
Shu’ shaa nin-la (Thank you)
Traditional Stick Games
Bring your best players and compete to be the 2019 Dee-ni’ Day
Stick Game Champions
Cash prizes and medals will be awarded to the winning teams!
Divisions will be categorized by gender and age.
To pre-register and/or for more information contact:
Natural Resources Department email@example.com
Male and Female Gambling Tournaments
Bring your best players and compete to be the 2019 Dee-ni’ Day Gambling Champions. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!
To pre-register or for more information contact:
Natural Resources Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Indigenous Works Art Show and Contest
Community members can submit their traditional creations for display during the 2019 Dee-ni’ Day and a chance to win a cash prize!
Come showcase your talent in
Crafts & More
To pre-register or for more information contact:
Andromeda Lopez at (707) 487-9255
Date: June 5, 2019
Contacts: Six Rivers National Forest, Bridget Litten, (707) 441-3673
Tolowa Dee-ni′ Nation, Briannon Fraley, (707) 487-9255 x1125
SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH
THE TOLOWA DEE-NI’ NATION
Smith River, CA – On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the Six Rivers National Forest (Forest) of the U.S. Forest Service and the Tolowa Dee-ni′ Nation (Tribe) entered into a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The document is the result of a two-year negotiation and is built upon the existing government-to-government partnership.
The MOU provides for increased opportunity for the Forest and the Tribe to work together on projects of mutual interest and responsibility. The agreement recognizes the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation’s inherent sovereignty and stewardship responsibilities of tribal aboriginal lands and territory that also exist within the Six Rivers National Forest.
Denise Richards Padgette, Chairwoman for the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, said, “with a majority of our aboriginal territory being federally protected lands, this agreement is paramount to revitalizing cultural practices and sharing of information with the Forest Service in an effort to inform modern-day management practices.”
The Tribe and the Forest have agreed to meet twice a year on a government-to-government level to build upon the strong working relationship that supports the Tribe’s involvement in the management of Tribal resources and interests located within Six Rivers National Forest lands. The parties stated that this agreement would work towards achieving common goals rooted in the principles of stewardship, education and the preservation and management of natural and cultural resources within the Forest.
The agreement places significant emphasis on the organized sharing of information between the Tribe and the Forest, with specific expectations on meeting times and frequent communication. The MOU will further serve to eliminate duplicative efforts made by the Tribe and the Forest, resulting in an increase in effective practices of each participating party.
“We want to build upon the relationship we already have with the Tolowa Dee-ni′ Nation,” said Ted McArthur, forest supervisor for the Six Rivers National Forest. Adding, “As an agency, the Forest Service is looking at moving towards ecological restoration on a landscape scale. Working with our partners, like the Tolowa Dee-ni′ Nation who have managed these landscapes for generations, will help us move in that direction.”
In the future, the Tribe and the Forest intend on entering into an appropriate wildland fire management and incident response agreement that will cover wildland fire activity within the shared lands of interest.
About the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation
The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is a federally recognized, self-governing Indian Nation governed by the Tribal Council, which is comprised of seven (7) elected members. The Mission of the Nation is, [t]o exert and protect the inherent sovereignty endowed upon the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation to promote our tribal identity, and the wellbeing of our people, community, and environment by building a strong foundation, managing resources, and perpetuating our cultural lifeways and legacy.
With over 1,800 tribal citizens, and an aboriginal territory that spans from Sixes River in Oregon to Wilson Creek in California, the Tribe has a Bureau of Indian Affairs five county near reservation service area that includes Humboldt and Del Norte counties in California and Curry, Coos and Josephine counties in Oregon. 54% of our population lives within the service area, with the highest resident population being Del Norte County at 30%, and the second being Curry County at 12%.
About the U.S. Forest Service
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 30 percent of the nation’s surface drinking water to cities and rural communities and approximately 66 million Americans rely on drinking water that originated from the National Forest System. The agency also has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 900 million forested acres within the U.S., of which over 130 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.
Xeriscaping is the process of landscaping or gardening that drastically reduces or altogether eliminates the need for the watering of plants. Pronounced “zeroscaping”, and stemming from the Greek work “xeros” meaning dry, the word literally means “dry landscape”. The term and practice can be traced back to Denver in the 1970’s and 80’s, which was undergoing a difficult drought period and was thus on the hunt for creative solutions. Xeriscaping is oftentimes primarily used to conserve water, typically in dry areas, but it can be utilized in wetter areas like Smith River as well to make smart use of water resources. This can especially come in handy in drier than average years.
The process typically involves utilizing native species, as well as non-living ornamental features like rocks, to replace a typical grass lawn. By replacing grass lawns you reduce the need for fertilizers, consistent water input (either via rain or irrigation), and mowing. Xeriscaping can not only save you money on water and fertilizer in the long run, but it can save you time and stress over keeping your lawn artificially green and short. You do not even have to totally eliminate Kentucky bluegrass, the grass typically used for lawns. A mere reduction in area of lawn grass is a great step forward from a water conservation perspective, and additionally can provide habitat for pollinators and other animals. Additionally, xeriscaping adds diversity to your plant species and improves overall aesthetics. The usage of pathways through your lawn, as well as mulch or rock to fill between plants, can really help round out your yard.
One of the key principles of xeriscaping is to group up plants that need similar amounts of water, so that if you do need to water you do not overwater plants while still ensuring that they get the water they require. The most important decision involved with xeriscaping is in deciding what to grow. For Smith River, you are going to want plants that can tolerate the wet, cool winters and then make it through the dry, warmer summers without requiring much additional water.
Now for a look at a list of just a few of the plants that can successfully be utilized in xeriscaping here in Smith River. Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) shrubs love the regular rain we get during typical winters and additionally can tolerate drought during dry summers, making them good candidates for local water conservation efforts. The huckleberries are edible to humans and songbirds alike, and deer, elk and grouse can also browse on the foliage.
Another solid choice is Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium), as it is very drought tolerant but can tolerate the downpours that we get here fairly often. The shrub is adapted to grow in poor soil types and tolerate browsing by ungulates like deer and its flowers attract bees.
Wood or coastal strawberry is another fine addition to the list (Fragaria spp.) Energetic growers, strawberries spread by far-reaching runners carrying new offsets that can be left in place or easily transplanted to other spots in the garden. Left alone, it will form a lush, textured surface to the ground. Because of this underlying webwork of runners, Fragaria is useful as a soil-binding groundcover in coastal gardens as well as inland, especially the coastal F. chiloensis, which is evergreen.
Manzanita (Arctospahylos spp.) shrubs are a good xeriscaping option because as they stay green all-year because their roots stretch to find damp areas. Their large stems can be used for firewood, and their white flowers attract butterflies.
Finally, there is the Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum). It is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 13 feet tall. It grows near the coast and is very a flexible plant that can tolerate water and exposure.
These are just a few options that fit well with the Smith River climate and precipitation patterns and offer various benefits to humans and wildlife alike. For more options, you could search online, inquire in a store that sells native plants, or check in with the natural resources department. It is important to be careful and check what variety of plant you are getting as one of the goals of xeriscaping is to benefit pollinators and other native wildlife species, and many stores specifically sell varieties of native plants designed not to attract pollinators or other wildlife.
Article written by Brian Wagenaar, Watershed Stewards Program Member with the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Natural Resources Department Water Department, with assistance from Kagat McQuillen and Cynthia Ford with the Habitat and Wildlife Department.
The TDN Department of Community and Family Services through a grant from the Department of Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse program is pleased to announce that we have contracted with a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor to provide needed service in the TDN service area. The intent is to provide services to reduce the incidence of child abuse/neglect, youth delinquency, ATOD use and prevention services.
The contractor is Michael Harling. Mr. Harling has over 24 years in the field of Human Services and AOD counseling 12 years nonprofessional and 12 years professional. He worked in a Residential Treatment facility in 2007 as support staff and worked his way up to Supervising Counselor then House Manager. Over the past eight years he worked in the prison system as a Journey level counselor as well as a transitional counselor.
The Substance Abuse Program will provide services to TDN citizens and directly operate prevention, intervention, and/or substance abuse treatment programs including afterhours counseling and groups.
The program will provide immediate access to services in the TDN Service Area. The purpose is to provide services to adults, youth and families who are in need of treatment. Referrals will come through CFS and be available to all programs and services. Mr. Harling will also assist CFS in developing necessary program design, policy and procedures to directly provide prevention, intervention, and/or substance abuse treatment programs.
For more information contact Community & Family Services at
XAA-GHII-NE SHIN-DVN LHETLH-XAT-NE
(TOLOWA SUMMER YOUTH DAYCAMP)
Ages 7-13 August 6-8, 2019 at Shaa-xu’-xat (Rowdy Creek Park)
Camp Will Include:
Dee-ni’ Wee-ya’ (Language)
For More Information on Attending Camp or Job Opportunities During Camp, Contact the Education Department at 707-487-9255 ext. 1190