Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation will be giving away Carnival Ride Wristband Tickets to Tribal Citizens ages 2-18, for the Curry and Del Norte County fairs. Tickets will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, no tickets will be held! YOUTH MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE A TICKET. 

Ticket giveaway for both fairs begins Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Tribal Administration Office at 140 Rowdy Creek Road, Smith River, CA. 

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is proud to sponsor Kid’s Day on Friday, July 26 at Curry County Fair, and on Thursday, August 1 at Del Norte County Fair. 

Community and Family Services (CFS) facilitated a twelve week, Fatherhood is SacredTM, Motherhood is SacredTM Program. The program was created
by NAFFA (Native American Fatherhood & Families Association). Tiffany Shannon and Garrett Campbell are NAFFA trained facilitators for this highly successful parenting curriculum that explores the five core principles to grow a happy and safe family.

There were a total of eight participants, with each participant bringing a unique perspective and experience to the group. Their active participation
contributed to productive and diverse sessions. As this group grew more comfortable with each other in every class, they ultimately created a sense of community within, creating an environment in which we all learned together.

At the end of the program, both staff and participants felt they had grown; it was a rich feeling to celebrate the participants’ success at the graduation
celebration held April 25th, 2019.

We look forward to hosting more programs like this in the future.

The Spring Clean Up was carried out with the purpose of reducing solid waste at outdoor areas on Tolowa Dee-ni’ aboriginal territory. The Tribe’s Natural Resources, Public Works and Facilities, and Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) staffed the Clean Up. The solid waste management company Recology was contracted for their solid waste bins and hauling. The Del Norte County Government Department, the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority manages the Transfer Station that we paid to dispose of the solid waste from the Clean Up.

The maximum capacity for solid waste at the Spring Clean Up considering the space in the bins, hauling, and staffing was equal to 2 truckloads of solid waste per each Tribal citizen’s residence that is within a reasonable distance to haul solid waste to the Clean Up. The Clean Up focus is on removing solid waste from outdoor yards. We want to discourage Tribal citizens from storing every-day household garbage to dispose of at the Clean Up.

This Spring Clean Up received a total of about 42 tons of solid waste and recyclable material from Tribal citizens. A total of 137 vehicle and trailer
loads of solid waste were brought by Tribal citizens during this two-day
event with 22 loads on Thursday and 115 loads on Saturday. Some solid waste was also disposed of from the Tribe’s Administration Building and the
Public Works and Facilities shops.

About 5 tons of the disposed material is destined to be recycled and included about 50 yards of metal and electronics weighing 3.6 tons, 18
televisions and computer screens weighing 0.4 tons, 10 tires with rims weighing 0.4 tons, 24 tires without rims weighing 0.7 tons, 20 gallons of motor oil weighing 148 pounds and 15 compact fluorescents (CFL) bulbs.

About 37 tons of non-recyclable material is destined for the landfill and includes about 200 yards of solid waste weighing 35 tons, 40 mattresses and box-springs weighing 1 ton and 20 furniture pieces weighing 1.1 tons.

For solid waste and Clean Up related questions, contact the Natural Resources Department, Habitat and Wildlife Program at 707-487-9255 extension 1155.

To the Tribal Citizens of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation,

Please take notice that the Howonquet Indian Council of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation has approved the following amendment of the Tribal Code, to be considered for enactment by the Tribal Council at its regularly scheduled Tribal Council meeting on July 11, 2019.

The Tribal Council is soliciting comments from the Tribal Citizens on the proposed amendment to Title 7, Enrollment, and will consider all comments when it takes final action on the enactment of the amendment.

A red-lined version of Title 7 is available for review at the Tribal Office in Smith River and at

Tribal Citizens have thirty (30) days from the date of this publication to submit written comments. Comments must be in writing and be signed by the individual submitting the comments. Comments will be accepted until June 28, 2019.

A special presentation on the proposed amendments will be given at the June 28, 2019 Tribal Council meeting and comments may be
submitted in-person, at that time.

Shu’ shaa nin-la,
Denise Richards-Padgette, Tribal Chairperson
On behalf of the Tribal Council