Category: education

Surviving Oregon Native Languages; Online Sources and Links

  Oregon Tribal Languages have been endangered for over 100 years. From an original base of some 100 languages and dialects, the number of surviving languages with speakers has dwindled to about eight. Most tribes do not have many elder speakers and the language…

Native People are Part of Oregon, and Are Not the Sons and Daughters of the Pioneers

In recent years, in the State of Oregon, there have been some positive signs that the state has finally accepted that there are Native people, with history, in this state. The state legislature passed a law that helps to make Tribal history an essential…

The Willamette Valley Treaty Podcast for the Grand Ronde Tribe

The ratified treaties series, just completed today (1/17/2018), was inspired by a request from Dean Rhodes, Media Director at Grand Ronde, for me to tape a podcast about the Willamette Valley Treaty, as its anniversary is coming up soon. I figured, I should write…

American Mythic Origins, Thanksgiving, Mascots and the Oregon Trail

Over the last week I have taped at least two shows for the radio about my thoughts about Thanksgiving. Suddenly everyone wants to know what “Natives” think about this holiday. I think its a reaction to resent activities around Native American month and Indigenous…

Public Anthropology- Radio Shows KMUZ, KYAC

The following Radio broadcasts feature various educational and information shows about Oregon Indian History. KMUZ-Salem Indian education http://kmuz.org/willamette-wake-up-11092017-history-of-indian-education-in-oregon/ Your Salem Through the Years with Virginia Green http://kmuz.org/category/your-salem-through-the-years/page/6/ Willamette Wake Up 11/23/2017 — Thanks Giving Day Reflections http://kmuz.org/willamette-wake-up-11-23-2017-thanks-giving-day-reflections/   Grand Ronde Tribe Podcast Regarding the…

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