Category Archives: Fresh Viewpoint

THE MYSTIQUE OF LANGUAGE

“There were once thirteen native language families in the region that is now Oregon: Alsea, Athabascan, Cayuse, Chinookan, Coosan, Kalapuyan, Klamath, Molala, Sahaptian, Salish, Siuslaw, Takelma, and Uto-Aztecan.  Today only Paiute, Klamath, Wasco, and Sahaptian survive in the spoken form. … Continue reading

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TIME TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIR

PEPSI PRIMETIME @ THE MUSEUM is coming up on Thursday, May 12, at 6pm.  Here is a nice opportunity to hear from an experienced memoirist, Gayle Seely, an author from Portland.  “Everyone has a story,” Gayle says.  But there are … Continue reading

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BIRD STORIES

Our Waluula Country Remember the mysterious deaths of thousands of birds in the midwest this past winter when dead birds were falling  from the sky?  Last week naturalist Mike Denny dispelled the wonderings that arose out of those massive die-offs.  … Continue reading

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

Crow socks were flying the evening Winona LaDuke arrived on the Umatilla Indian Reservation–snowflakes big enough for crows to wear as socks. It was great to hear Winona LaDuke speak. Here are some broad strokes. Sorry for any misinterpretation by … Continue reading

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Indian Economist Might Have an Answer

Mark your calendar. Winona LaDuke will visit Tamástslikt on Monday, February 28, at 6:30pm. Come to the theater to hear her talk about indigenous sustainability and resilience. Thanks to Fishtrap of Wallowa for bringing her our way and enabling Tamástslikt … Continue reading

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Let Us Bring Our Minds Together…

The Cosmic Serpent, a 4 year project of the Indigenous Education Institute, funded by the National Science Foundation, recently held a workshop in Fairbanks, Alaska.  There a diverse group of tribal museum educators and “western” science center professionals met to … Continue reading

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