Tag Archives: Indigenous People

Washington Tribes Call For Removal of Columbia River Dams and Urge Feds to “Reject the Offensive Doctrine of Christian Discovery” 

“The Columbia River dams were built on this false legal foundation,” Yakama Nation tribal chairman JoDe Goudy said, “and decimated the Yakama Nation’s fisheries, traditional foods, and cultural sites.” Two Washington state tribes, the Yakama Nation and the Lummi Nation, today called for the federal government to remove three dams on the Columbia River. The […]
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Indigenous Peoples Day serves to move past Columbus Day woes

The invitations come on high-quality paper, sealed in gold. But that doesn’t convince biology teacher Shelle Bixler that National Society of High School Scholars is the real deal. Bixler, who also advises the National Honors Society at Pendleton High School, is one of a few area educators who are warning students to be wary of […]
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More States Say Goodbye to Columbus Day

State Library Ed. Note: From the story, “Oregon, which does not recognize Columbus Day, began celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in 2017.” “Christopher Columbus didn’t find us.” Growing up on the Sandia Pueblo Reservation, New Mexico state Rep. Derrick J. Lente learned the same Christopher Columbus stories in school that his parents and grandparents had learned. […]
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Opinion: Why I refuse to hang my paintings in Gov. Brown’s office

I am an indigenous artist, based in Klamath County. Recently, Gov. Kate Brown invited me to show my art at her Salem office as part of the annual “Art in the Governor’s Office” program – an invitation they say is “considered a lifetime honor.” I declined. Source: Opinion: Why I refuse to hang my paintings […]
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Oregon Schools Slowly Rolling Out Indigenous Studies Curriculum

Inside a room at the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians’ new tribal community center are three framed sketch drawings by a Native artist. K’Ehleyr McNulty, the tribe’s youth development specialist, pointed to a drawing of a traditional Cow Creek home — a plankhouse, with planks partially in the ground. Source: Oregon Schools […]
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Wallowa Band Nez Perce Interpretive Center opens

It’s a dream that has taken years to come true. But on May 25, the long-planned Wallowa Band Nez Perce Visitor’s Interpretive Center became an impressive reality. Its contents were developed and vetted by the Wallowa Band Nez Perce. The center’s new exhibits were fabricated locally. The exhibit is part of the Wallowa Band Nez […]
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Excitement Grows For Culturally Inclusive Indigenous Curriculum For Oregon Schools

  Oregon educators and tribes are excited about new state mandated curriculum as its being developed. It fulfills Senate Bill 13, which requires the state’s department of education to create course material that’s culturally inclusive and relevant to Oregon’s 9 federally recognized tribes. Source: Excitement Grows For Culturally Inclusive Indigenous Curriculum For Oregon Schools . […]
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Indigenous Peoples Day is every day 

We’re still expressing our culture through art, dance, music …’ — Bobbie Conner. Some families of Pendleton settlers can trace their roots on this land to seven generations. Local tribal members trace their histories back hundreds of generations. Bobbie Conner of Pendleton said the names of places testify to that. She is director at Tamástslikt […]
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Cow Creek Tribe maintains Indigenous People’s Day recognition

The Cow Creek Tribe’s administrative offices will recognize Indigenous People’s Day the way they have for the past decade — with little fanfare or celebration, just a simple in-service day. The Cow Creek Tribe’s administrative offices will recognize Indigenous People’s Day the way they have for the past decade — with little fanfare or celebration, […]
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Area high schools get glimpse of tribal ways

Students from schools that compete against Nixyaawii learn about American Indian culture. Dozens of area high school students got a peek at life from the view of local American Indian tribes in an effort to bridge cultural divides. They came Wednesday morning from high schools in Pendleton, Echo, Pine Eagle, Joseph and Imbler and joined […]
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