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Barbara Richards celebrated for 40 years of service

The Puyallup Tribal Council surprised Tribal Enrollment Director Barbara Richards on Oct. 7 with a big thank-you for her 40 years of service to the Tribe. Assembling in Tribal Council Chambers with family, friends and fellow employees, Barb was honored with a Pendleton blanket presented by Chairman Bill Sterud and Tribal Council member Tim Reynon and everyone enjoyed a special celebratory cake while sharing kind words and funny stories about this much-loved tribal member. Barb, in typical fashion, hugged everyone in the room and her big smile lit up the room showing her gratitude.

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Native American Youth Leadership Academy kicks off its third year


The 2016 Native American Youth Leadership Academy (NAYLA) kicked off its third consecutive year Oct. 13 at the Puyallup Tribe’s Little Wild Wolves Youth and Community Center. Attracting between 100-150 students from 18 area school districts, NAYLA’s primary objective is to bring Native American students together to learn leadership skills and to draw strength from the gift of being Native people.Read More

Fight over LNG plant turns to city council, state

More than three dozen critics of Puget Sound Energy’s plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on the tideflats flooded Tacoma City Council’s community forum last week and the same held true at hearings regarding the financial scheme to operate the facility as part regulated utility… Read More