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Umatilla Tribal Members Vote for Housing Project

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Courtesy: East Oregonian Courtesy: East Oregonian

PENDLETON, OR - A decade after the discovery of human remains shut down a construction site on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, tribal members have voted to revive the housing development.
The project still must be approved by the tribe's board of trustees.
She says after focusing on low-income homes, the tribe needs moderate-income housing for members with jobs now living in the Pendleton area. Many would like to live on the reservation. A tribal majority voted last week for the project.
Work on the subdivision was halted in 2003 after remains were found of a man and woman who died more than 200 years ago. The number of home sites would be reduced to allow room around the site where they were reburied.