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Kara Fox-LaRose Named Portland Business Journal’s Woman of Influence 2021

RIDGEFIELD, WA. (April 9, 2021) — Kara Fox-LaRose, president and general manager of ilani, Southwest Washington’s premier gaming, dining, entertainment, and meeting destination, has been selected by the Portland Business Journal as a 2021 Women of Influence honoree.

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Cowlitz Tribal Chairman, Philip Harju, proudly presents a check for $346,400 to Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Chief, John Nohr.

 

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Request for Proposal (RFP)
for
Consulting Services: Government Operations assessment and Policy Support

 

Proposals Due Date: 5:00 p.m. PST 4/25/2021

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Cowlitz Indian Tribe congratulates Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland

LONGVIEW, WA. (March 16, 2021) – The Cowlitz people congratulate and celebrate Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland on her confirmation to lead the Department of the Interior. 

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Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Longview, WA
March 9th, 2021

Fond Farewell to Dana Ecklund

It is with blessings and happiness we bid a fond farewell to our Executive Director of the CIT Housing Department, Dana Ecklund, as she transitions to a new path in her life.

A valuable member of our team, Ms. Ecklund’s contribution was essential to the success of our Housing Department and their ability to efficiently distribute COVID emergency funds to our Tribal Members while maintaining other programs.

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VIDEO:
Federal Recognition 
Tanna Engdahl

Tanna Engdahl shares insight on the process of gaining Tribal Federal Recognition and how the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's struggle and ultimate triumph on February 14, 2000 brought us to celebrating this special day. 

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Cowlitz Tribal Member
Constitution Amendment: 
Continue Voting by Mail

Tribal Members should receive a ballot in the mail to vote on: Continue Voting by Mail.  Vote TODAY!
Ballots must be received by FEBRUARY 19th, 2021 to be counted.

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For Immediate Release: Cowlitz Indian Tribe secures Tribal Wildlife Grant to Inventory Beaver Habitat

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe intends to inventory existing beaver habitat in Southwest Washington on private and public timber lands. The footprint of the project is within the aboriginal lands of the Tribe.

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CHAIRMAN'S STATE OF THE TRIBE
Philip Harju, Chairman & COO

Update to Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Chairman Harju - STATE OF THE TRIBE for Cowlitz Tribal Members.

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A MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN
Philip Harju, Chairman & COO
of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Updates on Elders returning to
their homes at St. Mary’s 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The mold inspection is complete, remediation work continues on the 3rd floor and basement of D-wing. All of the Elder’s homes at Cowlitz Village have undergone a deep cleaning. 

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Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Ridgefield, WA
October 27th, 2020

Nathan Reynolds resigns as Director of Cultural Resources with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe announced today that Nathan Reynolds officially submitted his resignation as Director of Cultural Resources for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, effective December 31, 2020.

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Cowlitz Indian Tribe donates $50,000 to the National Indian Child Welfare Association 

RIDGEFIELD, WA. (April 2, 2021) — The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is donating $50,000 to the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) through the Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Statewide Fund. 

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Request for Information (RFI)
for
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

 

Proposals Due Date: 4:00 P.M. PST, April 23rd, 2021

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Calling all Cowlitz Youth Parents!

(March 17, 2021) – There is a seat open on the Cowlitz Youth Board. The Youth Board meets monthly with the Youth Program Manager, usually the evening prior to Tribal Council.

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Cowlitz Tribal Member
Constitution Amendment: 
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Cowlitz constitutional amendment allowing mail-in-balloting is approved!
 

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Chairman Harju’s statement celebrating Federal Recognition (Acknowledgement) Day:

This Sunday, February 14, 2021 we will once again have the opportunity to celebrate our Federal Recognition (Acknowledgment) and reflect on how we have reached this important point in our history.

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WATCH: December 5, 2020 Cowlitz Tribal Council Recap!

In our continuing effort to improve communications between the Cowlitz Tribal Council and our tribal members, we are happy to announce our third video recap of a Tribal Council meeting. Please click on the link provided and login to the Tribal Member Only Video Portal to view the December Tribal Council Video Recap!

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VIDEO:
Winter Solstice Prayer
Tanna Engdahl

Our hands go up to Tanna Engdahl. Thank you for sharing this prayer and reminder that winter solstice can be a time to restore ourselves and each other. Stay safe, take care and be good to each other.

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Want to learn culturally-based parenting skills?

Care for a child age 0-12 years old?

Cowlitz Indian Child Welfare is offering Positive Indian Parenting sessions!

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CHAIRMAN'S UPDATE
Philip Harju, Chairman & COO

Update to Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Chairman Harju shares important updates for Cowlitz Tribal Members

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Emergency Notice update: 10-22-2020

As we continue testing and begin remediation relating to mold issues at St. Mary’s and the Cowlitz Village, all facilities will be closed to everyone except essential employees, residents and contractors.

As of Monday, 10/19, all employees and residents have been temporarily relocated in order to allow for unencumbered remediation and remodel construction while protecting all staff and residents during this process.

Once residents begin to return to the Cowlitz Village, guests of residents will be allowed access but need to be aware of closed areas and alternate entrances and exits.

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Covid-19 Housing Assistance Extended

Cowlitz Indian Tribal Housing is pleased to announce our Tribal Covid-19 Housing Assistance program has been extended through April 30, 2021.

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For Cowlitz Tribal Members Only

Tribal Council voted to distribute General Welfare (GWE) funds to all Cowlitz Tribal members. The form to request GWE funds was mailed to members on March 8, 2021.

Any member who did not receive the GWE form in the mail, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our Enrollment Office 360-575-3310 to request one and to update your mailing and email address.

We are dedicated to making sure GWE funds, now and in the future, are distributed to all Cowlitz Tribal members.

Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Statewide Fund

Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Statewide Fund Board established in 2019 is expanding and is recruiting up to 5 (five) new board of trustee members.

The Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Statewide Fund is an arm of the Tribe that exists to provide grants for the benefit of the people and communities of Washington State and to demonstrate the commitment of the Cowlitz Tribe and ilani to community involvement and improvement.

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WATCH: January 9th, 2021 Cowlitz Tribal Council Recap!

In our continuing effort to improve communications between the Cowlitz Tribal Council and our tribal members, we are happy to announce our fourth video recap of a Tribal Council meeting. Please click on the link provided and login to the Tribal Member Only Video Portal to view the January 2021 Tribal Council Video Recap!

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Columbia River conference highlights importance of Indigenous perspective in conservation

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A message from Chairman Harju:

Cowlitz Tribal members, and ilani staff and patrons,

As the State of Washington works to face growing challenges presented by COVID-19, the health, safety, and stability of the Cowlitz people remains our number one priority. Because of this, Cowlitz Tribe has made the decision to keep ilani Resort open...

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PSA
Philip Harju, Chairman

PSA to Members of the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe 

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

It is very important to us that the virtual General Council meeting is run as effectively as possible.  We have been looking for an outside source to help us meet the needs of this large and unique virtual meeting. After many unsuccessful attempts, we believe we found a company take can help host the meeting.

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St. Mary's Update: 10-22-2020

Last week the Tribe has had air quality and mold testing done in all unoccupied spaces of the St. Mary’s facility. Preliminary results have been released (very large and complex reports). 

We are following up with the testing company to get clarity on the testing results and identify areas that will require further testing and possibly remediation.

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