Tag Archives: Native Americans

Tamastslikt museum shows Oregon history through a Native American lens 

There are plenty of historical museums and park sites in Oregon that walk visitors through the history of our state, but none tells the story quite like Tamástslikt. The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton is the rare museum in Oregon that speaks from a Native American perspective, and it does so with a beautiful design and brutal […]
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BLM releases environmental assessment for western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act

The Bureau of Land Management has released the environmental assessment for the reclassification of public domain lands as part of the implementation of the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act. Source: BLM releases environmental assessment for western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act | Oregon | theworldlink.com

News Roundtable | Indigenizing Love | Military Widow – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Western States Center, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and other tribal groups have compiled resources to help Native American communities better support LBGTQ youth and, as they put it, reclaim indigenous ideas of love and gender. We talk with, Josie Raphaelito and Seahdom Edmo, two of the creators of the toolkit. Source: News Roundtable […]
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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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Northwest Tribes Call For Removal Of Lower Columbia River Dams

The Yakama Nation called for the removal of three lower Columbia River dams, in an effort to save salmon and preserve First Nations’ culture. Standing on the banks of the Columbia River, near the remnants of Celilo Falls, Yakama Nation Chairman JoDe Goudy traced the history of decrees, congressional acts and court cases that led […]
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Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Two Pacific Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River to save migrating salmon and starving orcas and restore fishing sites that were guaranteed to the tribes in a treaty more than 150 years ago. The Yakama and Lummi nations made the demand of the U.S. government […]
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Native Artists Snub Governor’s Art Show

Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, an artist, activist and member of the Klamath Tribe, was invited to showcase her work in Oregon’s Art in the Governor’s Office Program during November — coincidentally during Native American Heritage month. Source: Native Artists Snub Governor’s Art Show

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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Opinion: Rebuilding cultural connections at Willamette Falls

Willamette Falls represents many things to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The existence of Willamette Falls on the landscape represents the physical realization of our oral history and stories. Willamette Falls represents home – the home of our ancestors from the Charcowah village of the Clowewalla (Willamette band of Tumwaters) and the Kosh-huk-shix Village […]
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New jobs: training rural healthcare scholars

New programs at Oregon Health & Science University aim to address physician shortages. A looming shortage of primary care physicians is occurring at the same time the nation is experiencing a growing aging population, increases in people who are obese and have chronic health conditions, and more rural and underserved areas with limited access to […]
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