2019 Annual Report

The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society worked tirelessly this year to step up their merchandise sales by adding new merchandise; sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts and tumblers. The items were very popular and helps to promote the public image of the Society. The David Hatch Memorial Endowment was established with the Oregon Community Foundation and the inaugural dinner was held for family, friends and supporters of STAHS. The Board of Directors were able to take a two-day retreat to work out the details for the last six events of 2019 and finalize the job description to hire a Capital Campaign Director in 2020.

All in all, 2019 was a huge leap forward for the Society and we are excited to see where we can go in 2020 with the Capital Campaign Fund so we can begin construction of A Place for the People.

2nd Edition Cookbook Coming Soon!

Help us by sharing your favorite recipe!

Do you have a well-loved recipe written on a tattered piece of paper or recipe card you pull out all the time that is getting harder to read. It would be heartbreaking to lose that piece of paper! Do you have a family recipe for an amazing chocolate cake, special cookie recipe, the best comfort food or a fry bread recipe you are willing to share with the world? Are there some favorite meals you cook that you want written down so that your children and generations to come will be able to have access to it.

The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society is creating a 2nd edition custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes submitted by Tribal members, their families and friends of STAHS. These cook books will be professionally published. Our first edition was published in 2017 and we sold out last year. Many that purchased the first edition treasure their cookbook as they can recognize their family members that contributed and they can pass on that family jewel. The 2nd edition is sure to be a cherished keepsake as well. Money raised will be used for the Capital Campaign for the construction costs of the Siletz Tribal Cultural Center and Museum, A Place for the People.

Please submit 3-8 recipes so you and your family can be represented in our cookbook. We especially want your name and the origin of the recipe if you received it being passed down in your family. That is what will make this cookbook a treasure for all!

By having many recipes from Tribal members, their families and friends of STAHS will ensure that our cookbook is a success. We are using Morris Press Cookbook’s web site to easily submit recipes online; by you or we can enter it for you.

If you would like to submit recipes please contact us at STAHS.Board@gmail.com for the website and login information. If you do not have access to a laptop to easily enter the recipe or want us to enter it; you can email or mail us a hard copy of the recipe to STAHS, PO Box 8, Siletz, OR 97380-0008.

Please submit your recipes online by 8/30/2020 or if mailing to us, by 8/15/2020 so we can meet our deadline for having it printed in time for the holidays.

We anticipate a great demand for our cookbooks, and we want to be certain we order enough. To reserve your copies, email us at STAHS.Board@gmail.com with the number of cookbooks you would like with your contact information. Once we have all the recipes submitted we will know the cost of the cookbook.

Grant Writing Workshop

On December 5, 2019 STAHS Chairman Gloria Ingle and Board if Director Celesta Lee attended a grant writing workshop offered by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Diane Lai, Philanthropic Specialist for Oregon Community Foundation, Gloria Ingle and Celesta Lee.

OCF is where the David Hatch Endowment is held. As STAHS gets closer to our initial goal of $2.5 million we will be able to secure grant funding for the operation of the Siletz Cultural Center with the museum component.

Almost time!

Three more sleeps and it is time for the Indian Fair & Marketplace! On Saturday, November 23rd from 9AM to 3pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City, Oregon the Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society will be on hand with our merchandise; sweatshirts, tumblers, cookbooks and the Siletz Tribal history book. There will be over two dozen other vendors; some with informational displays and others with merchandise for sale. Come by while you are out & about for your holiday shopping or on your trip to where it is Better at the Beach!

Traditional Plank House
This is a miniature replica of a traditional Plank House, a typical structure made of cedar used as a home by many tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Stop in at the Indian Fair & Marketplace in the Convention Center upstairs to learn more about the Siletz Tribe.

2019 Indian Fair & Marketplace set for November 23rd

The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society is proud to present the 2019 Siletz Indian Fair & Marketplace on Saturday, November 23. Sponsored by the Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society. The Indian Fair & Marketplace will be held at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The public is invited to attend this free event from 9am-3pm.

The 2019 Indian Fair commemorates the 104th anniversary of the very first Indian Fair that was held in Siletz in 1915. It will be reminiscent of those earlier Indian Fairs as a time of sharing traditions, history and culture.

A wide array of items created by Native artists and crafts people will be on display including regalia, baskets and other art forms, both historic and contemporary. Native vendors will have items for sale just in time for Christmas shopping!

You are invited to join in this educational celebration of the rich culture and history of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society (STAHS), a non-profit organization, was formed in 2011 with the mission to support and promote the practice, conservation and restoration of the tribal cultures of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.

For more details, visit our website: https://siletzartsheritage.org , find us on Facebook at Huu-Cha~ or contact Angela Ramirez at stahs.board@gmail.com

Nesika Illahee Pow Wow

We have had a great weekend at the Siletz Nesika Illahee Pow Wow! We have sold lots of sweatshirts and have a few left! If we are out of your size, no worries, we will be getting more in and are taking orders now. Stop by the booth today, 11AM – 3PM.

Raffle prizes included … two baskets with the STAHS Cookbook, “A Time to Wail” by Grace Elting Castle, Smoke Signals DVD, and some other great items. A beautiful skirt and necklace created by Cynthia Farlow. Plus a couple canvas prints that highlight images from our postcards.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and friend to the Siletz Tribe attended the pow wow on Friday night. STAHS Board Chairman Gloria Ingle and Siletz Tribal Vice Chairman Alfred “Bud” Lane III explain the logo on the back of the STAHS sweatshirt the board gifted to the Governor
Deeni Rilatos, Siletz Tribal Member, was so happy to meet Oregon Governor Kate Brown. This photo truly depicts the theme “Siletz Youth – Our Future” that was for the parade that would happen the following day!
A popular patch, limited supply. Stop by the table today, 8/11/2019, to pick one up, only $5!
We have sold out of “The People Are Dancing Again” by Charles Wilkinson and will be getting more very soon, let us know if you still need to get your copy.
Limited quantity of the first edition cookbooks are still available. Get your copy right away, makes a wonderful gift – has recipes from many Tribal members. The gift basket is part of the raffle drawing held at 2PM Sunday 8/11/2019.
A beautiful ribbon skirt created by Cynthia Farlow (STAHS Board Director) to donate to the raffle that goes directly to the Capital Campaign Fund to build the museum & cultural center. This is Cynthia’s way to acknowledge Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. #MMIW
Grace Elting Castle (STAHS Board Director) was at the booth on Saturday to visit with people and to sell & sign her book “A Time To Wail.” Grace donated $5.00 from every book sale to the Capital Fund. Thank you Grace!
Angela Ramirez (left, STAHS Board Treasurer) and Shawna Gray (right, STAHS Board Secretary) all ready for the parade for the Nesika Illahee Pow Wow, lots of candy and STAHS information to hand out. Thank you to the kids and Tribal members that walked with our float.
Thank you to Cristian Ramirez for loaning STAHS his truck to use as the float for the parade.
STAHS float, Siletz Youth – Our Future
Volunteers Kent Rilatos & Ashliegh Ramirez taking a break & doing some weaving. Kent did a demonstration of bear grass braiding – after several years of looking for an instructor; Ashliegh learned how to do the braid! Happy weaving Ashliegh! Thank you both for all of your hard work this weekend volunteering for STAHS.
Thank you to volunteer Elaine Smith for helping STAHS this weekend!
Raffle winner!
Raffle winner!
Raffle winner!
Raffle winner!
Raffle winner!

Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund

The Board of Directors applied for funds from the Siletz Charitable Contribution Funds for the Dave Hatch Memorial Endowment and capital building campaign. STAHS was awarded $30,000 and the Board is elated with the continued support from the Siletz Tribe and the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.

Teresa Simmons, STAHS Vice Chairman and Kurt Arden, STCCF Board Member (and Tribal member) at the quarterly awards distribution.

The Board’s upcoming fundraiser is the pre-sale of black & white sweatshirts that will go towards supporting the capital building campaign. More information will be coming!

Honoring Roger Robertson

Lincoln City Community Days Awards Banquet, April 27, 2019

This is the third year for the Siletz Arts and Heritage Society to present the STAHS Award to a person who has taken measures to promote, celebrate and share the unique qualities, history and culture of indigenous peoples of this continent.

This year’s recipient, Roger Robertson, has been a champion for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians for many years, over the air waves, at meetings, in promoting many Tribal events, and promoting good will on behalf of the indigenous people of the area. From the opening of the casino in 1995 to the present day, he has helped to celebrate the many contributions of the Siletz Tribe.

2018 Annual Report

Personal baby baskets on display at the Siletz Indian Fair held in May 2018 at the Siletz Community Center.

In 2018, the STAHS Board completed the shovel ready architectural plans for the Siletz Cultural Center & Museum to 90% (the 10% will be completed once all funds are raised to break ground), settled upon the name “Dee-Ne Dvn (The People’s Place)” which has been listed on the plans and part of the discussion over the last decade in the plans to bring the Museum to reality. The museum will be a place for the people, the Tribal membership to have a place to call their own to not only visit the artifacts, have a place to loan their personal artifacts but also to continue the art and heritage of our people.

In 2019, the Board will be aggressively working on the capital building campaign.

2018 Annual Report