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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.