Showing 23 results for tag Native American

Reclaiming Our Language

How Klamath people are working to revitalize their language. By Ke-ash Ne-Asht Sheshatko

Beyond the Margins | December 14, 2023

Portrait of Eugene Landry: Artist talk/reading with curator Judith Altruda

“Portrait of Eugene Landry—an Artist, a Time and a Tribe” brings together the artwork of Eugene Landry (1937-1988) with contemporary Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe artists and writers as they explore their cultural roots, tribal identity, and connection to ancestral land. Landry’s artwork offers a look at the political, economic, and cultural challenges the tribe faced during his lifetime—from near termination to federal recognition. Paralyzed by illness as a young man, Landry created his art from a wheelchair, using his non- dominant hand. Conversations with his former portrait models (now tribal elders), reveal his creative resilience and the positive impact he had in their young lives. Now, 35 years after Landry’s passing, a rediscovered collection of Landry’s art inspires a new generation of Shoalwater Bay artists. "Portrait of Eugene Landry—an Artist, a Time and a Tribe" will be on view at Astoria Visual Arts November 11 through December 2.

The exhibit opens with a reading with curator Judith Altruda and guests from the Shoalwater Bay Tribe

This exhibit is supported by a Public Program Grant from Oregon Humanities

Event | November 11, 2023

Sacred Instructions

Derek DeForest profiles Leanna, a Two-Spirit Klamath tribal member who has learned to connect with her voices and visions.

Beyond the Margins | September 8, 2023

Creation Stories

Melissa Bennett writes about the bittersweet search for her Indigenous roots as a transracial adoptee.

Magazine | April 24, 2023

We Will Be Here

Lana Jack writes about the mourning, resilience, and resistance of the Celilo Wy-am.

Magazine | April 19, 2023

Boarding School Inheritance

Nolan James Briden writes intergenerational trauma and incarceration in this excerpt from Prisons Have a Long Memory: Life Inside Oregon’s Oldest Prison, a collection of writing by prisoners at Oregon State Penitentiary.

Beyond the Margins | February 3, 2023

Purple Prairie

Josephine Woolington on how tribal members and conservationists are trying, camas patch by camas patch, to create a patchwork of native prairie in the Willamette Valley. An excerpt from Where We Call Home: Lands, Seas, and Skies of the Pacific Northwest

Magazine | January 9, 2023

People, Places, Things: Xmaash Tamaycht

Magazine | January 9, 2023

Woksemi

In this video—the first in a series of stories about life in Oregon called Yamatala—filmmaker Ke-As Ne-Asht Sheshatko follows a family on the Klamath Tribes' reservation during Woksemi, or Wokas harvest season.

Beyond the Margins | October 13, 2022

Mëshatàm Lënapehòkink: I remember the land of the Lenape

A photoessay by Joe Whittle about finding joy and mourning on four journeys home.

Magazine | August 24, 2022

Adaptation and Appreciation

Jacqueline Keeler writes about how tribal communities in Oregon may remember the COVID-19 pandemic.

Magazine | August 24, 2022

Indigenous Culture Day

Culture Day is a celebration of the reclamation of traditional lands for Indigenous Peoples that provides an accurate cultural experience for the whole community. This free, all-ages event offers the chance to listen and learn from Indigenous educators in the culturally rich land now known as Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

Event | May 7, 2022

Beyond Pigmentocracy

Chance White Eyes and Rachel L. Cushman write about how racism, representation, and internalized oppression affect their family

Magazine | December 15, 2021

Consider This with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Join us for an online conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss. Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. This event will be streamed live as part of our series American Dreams, American Myths, American Hopes.

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Event | March 10, 2022

Bringing Otters Back to Otter Rock

Heather Wiedenhoft talks with Robert Kentta about how the Elakha Alliance and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians are working to return a lost population of sea otters to the Oregon coast.

Beyond the Margins | July 29, 2021

Consider This with David Treuer

On July 15, David Treuer (Ojibwe), author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, will join Oregon Humanities for a conversation on land, possession, and justice. The history of the Americas is inextricable from the theft of land from Native people. How should we, in the present, deal with this fact?

Event | July 15, 2021

Land Conservation: Roots, Realities, and Reimaginings

Join Katie Voelke, executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, as she discusses NCLC’s work to protect Oregon's coastal lands. In this two-part workshop, Katie will walk participants through the organization’s own path of relearning the racist history of land conservation in the US and the ways that conservation, through the land trust’s tools of ownership, has perpetuated Indigenous land loss.

Event | June 28, 2021

Land Conservation: Roots, Realities, and Reimaginings

Join Katie Voelke, executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, as she discusses NCLC’s work to protect Oregon's coastal lands. In this two-part workshop, Katie will walk participants through the organization’s own path of relearning the racist history of land conservation in the US and the ways that conservation, through the land trust’s tools of ownership, has perpetuated Indigenous land loss.

Event | June 30, 2021

Lies of Discovery

Sal Sahme explores the doctrine that enabled European colonization and argues for it to be revoked.

Magazine | April 27, 2021

Can the Land Make Us One People?

An excerpt from Jacqueline Keeler's book Standoff contrasts the standoffs at Malheur and Standing Rock.

Magazine | April 27, 2021

Changing the Way We See Native America

Over the past decade, photographer Matika Wilbur has developed a body of imagery and cultural representations of Native peoples to counteract one-dimensional stereotypes and to create positive Indigenous role models. In this talk, learn about the ways Matika Wilbur is changing the way we see Native America through her work, including her exhibition "Natural Wanderment: Stewardship. Sovereignty. Sacredness."

Event | May 12, 2020

Indian Enough

Emma Hodges writes about how the "enduring colonialist notion" of blood quantum fails to encompass the complexity of Native identity.

Beyond the Margins | February 28, 2020

“Our Story on Our Territory”

Leslie Ann McMillan, an enrolled Chinook member, writes about how her people's lands were stolen and how they are starting to reclaim them.

Magazine | August 13, 2019