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Salem Relay for Life set for July 8

June 28, 2017 by Statesman Journal

Statesman JournalShe came by with Kathy Ottele to promote the 25th edition of the Relay for Life of Salem-Keizer, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Chemawa Indian School, 3700 Chemawa Road NE. The Relay for Life slogan is “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

Mid-Willamette Valley Class of 2017 graduation roundup

June 11, 2017 by Statesman Journal

Statesman JournalHere are lists of graduates provided by Mid-Willamette Valley area high schools as well as photo galleries taken during graduation ceremonies: Blanchet Catholic School · Cascade High School · Central High School · Chemawa Indian School · Community ...

Class of 2017: Chemawa Indian School

June 10, 2017 by Statesman Journal

Statesman JournalGraduation ceremonies were at 10 a.m. May 12 at Chemawa Indian School. Graduates: 75. Valedictorian: Alyssa Orosco. Salutatorian: Kashia Caljesuseso. Alena Alekay. Chelsea Antonio. Jolyce Armenta. RoseAngela Bonito. Nalani Brisbois.

Rachelle Kelli Wesaw

March 1, 2017 by The Ranger

She resided on the Wind River Indian Reservation, where she spent the majority of her life. She attended Flandreau Indian School for most of her high school years before graduating from Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. During her childhood, she ...

Thy-Sic-Kee Rhonda Wesley-Clements

February 13, 2017 by Yakima Herald-Republic

Yakima Herald-RepublicThy-Sic-Kee Rhonda Wesley-Clements was born 11-25-1972 to Clifford Wesley Sr. and Martina Pachpe. She attended schools in Wapato and Toppenish and graduated from Chemawa Indian School in Salem, OR in 1991. She followed the Pow Wow trail ...

North Slope leader Jeslie Kaleak Sr. dies at 65

January 23, 2017 by The Arctic Sounder

Kaleak was born and raised in Utqiagvik. Like many young people in his day, he attended boarding school at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore. He recalled his boarding school days in a message he wrote to the students of the North Slope when he was ...

In Memory of Clayton Curtis WhiteGrass

January 20, 2017 by Billings Gazette

Billings GazetteClayton Curtis WhiteGrass (Came by Mistake, Pah Tsa-Ppo) 54, passed away on Jan. 10, 2017, in Billings. Clayton was born on Dec. 13, 1963, in Browning, to Thelma and Thomas Wall. He was raised by his grandparents John Joseph WhiteGrass and Mary ...

Olivine Burland turns 100

December 19, 2016 by Char-Koosta News

Char-Koosta NewsHer soft white curls were reminiscent of a photo taken of her during the Depression in 1932, when she returned home from Chemawa Indian Boarding School in Salem, Oregon as a teenager. The birthday-girl Elder rested in a wheel chair as she stirred her ...

Murmurs: A Tough Week for the Federal Prosecutor (and Other Lawyers)

August 17, 2016 by Willamette Week

Willamette WeekWilliams' office agreed two weeks ago to drop the charges against 19-year-old Devontre Thomas, who faced a year in prison for allegedly trying to buy a gram of weed at Chemawa Indian School in Salem. Williams told OPB's Think Out Loud his office was ...

Devontre Thomas Stared Down Federal Charges for a Gram of Cannabis. Here's Why He Fought Back.

August 10, 2016 by Willamette Week

Willamette WeekThomas is still happy he went to Chemawa. A teacher at the boarding school taught him gardening, and helped him land an unpaid internship at Ant Farm, a nonprofit farm and cafe in the Clackamas County town of Sandy, where he tends blueberries and ...

Federal marijuana charge against Oregon teen dropped

August 4, 2016 by

kgw.comDevontre Thomas, a 19-year-old who graduated from Chemawa Indian School in Salem last spring, must remain employed or in school and not break the law during the next 60 days. If he meets those requirements, the federal government will dismiss the ...

An Oregon teen is facing federal drug charges over a single gram of marijuana

August 3, 2016 by Washington Post

Washington PostDevontre Thomas, 19, recently graduated from Chemawa Indian School in Salem and is heading to college this fall. But first, he'll have to take a trip to the federal courthouse in Portland to fight the charge, stemming from an incident in March 2015 ...

Thursday's Keizer fire largest yet this summer

July 29, 2016 by Statesman Journal

Statesman JournalThey were escaping from what Salem Fire Department has labeled as the largest local fire this summer: A series of small fires which grew to two sizable blazes between the Chemawa Cemetery and the I-5 corridor. The two people, among a group of about 10 ...

Devontre Thomas is 19. He Could Face a Year in Prison. For a Gram of Marijuana.

July 26, 2016 by Willamette Week

Willamette WeekThomas arrived at Chemawa from Madras High School, where he spent his first two years before transferring. He is a member of the Warm Springs tribe, and grew up with his parents and grandparents on the tribe's reservation 105 miles southeast of Portland.

Lisa G. Pretty Weasel-Frost

July 17, 2016 by Billings Gazette

Lisa began her schooling at Crow Elementary School, later attending Hardin and Colstrip Schools, then graduating from Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore., in 1990. She later attended Little Big Horn College and obtained her Associates Degree in 2002.

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