KWSO News 1/15/2019

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Washanaksha Cultural Coalition is seeking grant applications for projects and activities for the Fiscal Year 2019. Grant funding is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust which provides funding to Oregon County groups and Tribes to support the arts and heritage. The Oregon Cultural Trust is a public funded program and the funding is to benefit all Tribal Members, Other Indians, and Residents of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. The fiscal sponsor is The Museum At Warm Springs. You can learn more and download the Washanaksha Grant application packet online at

The 2019 Point-In-Time homeless count in Warm Springs will be done on January 24 at the Family Resource Center. It is important to know that homeless not only means living on the streets, but anyone who does not have stable, safe and secure place to live can be considered homeless. Other examples of homelessness are doubling up, staying in hotels, shelters, camp trailers, tents or vehicles, temporarily staying with family or friends, being a runaway or fleeing domestic violence. At last year’s count for the community of Warm Springs a total 73 individuals were counted. Of those counted, 27 were homeless and in an unsheltered situation. Folks can stop by anytime between 9am and 7pm to take the one page survey. They will have small incentives for those who participate, plus information, free clothing, lunch and snacks.

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown was sworn in on Monday afternoon at the state capitol. Armand Minthorn of the Umatilla Tribe gave a benediction or blessing at the close of yesterday’s events. Brown delivered her second inaugural address, known as the State of the State address. In the speech, Brown unveiled some of her top priorities, including education, voter rights, campaign finance reform, health care, affordable and accessible housing, climate change, and clean energy, among others.