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Rachelle Kelli Wesaw

March 1, 2017 by The Ranger

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 was often outdoors fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, and having cookouts with her family.

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 ...

Marion County Deputy awarded for resource officer work

November 16, 2016 by Statesman Journal

Statesman JournalA Marion County Sheriff's Deputy received an award Monday for his resource work at Chemawa Indian School in Salem. Deputy Pete Marcellais was honored with the "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award" or the "ABCD Award," an honor typically ...

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.

Why is an Oregon teen facing a federal charge for pot?

June 2, 2016 by

kgw.comThe 19 year old just graduated from Chemawa Indian School in Salem. He's headed to college this fall. But hanging over his head is a low-level marijuana case. The U.S. Department of Justice is charging the Oregon teenager with one count of marijuana ...

James Pepper Henry: A cultural renaissance is happening in Tulsa

February 28, 2016 by Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldThey married and transferred to Chemawa Indian Boarding School near Salem, Oregon in the 1940s. My uncle, the late Jim Pepper and noted jazz musician, was born at Chemawa, and after the onset of the Second World War, my mother was born in Portland ...

Today's Remaining Native American Boarding Schools Are A Far Cry From Their History

February 26, 2016 by Wyoming Public Media

Wyoming Public MediaO'Neal ended up at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. The school has been there since 1880 and is one of the four remaining boarding high schools run by the Bureau of Indian Education. “My experience was good there,” says O'Neal. They allowed ...

Unmarked graves discovered at Chemawa Indian School

January 3, 2016 by

Aljazeera.comMarsha Small used ground-penetrating radar to survey beneath the cemetery on the Chemawa Indian School campus near Salem, Oregon. As she worked, she prayed to the children, even though her Northern Cheyenne language would sound foreign to ...

American Indian journalist buried at Chemawa Cemetery

June 30, 2015 by Statesman Journal

Statesman JournalFrom our archives. This story originally was published as part of our Headstones of History series from mid-2002 to early 2007. An unkempt grassy area, surrounded by a cyclone fence in need of repair, is sheltered by towering Douglas firs. It is ...

Chemawa Indian School student who collapsed Sunday died of natural causes, examiner says

December 16, 2014 by

OregonLive.comThe 18-year-old who collapsed and died in her room Sunday at Chemawa Indian School died of natural causes, the State Medical Examiner has determined. The examiner notified the Marion County Sheriff's Office about the cause of death Tuesday around ...

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