[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-12-09
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Fri Dec 9 11:29:05 PST 2005
In this issue:
1. Grants to help NAGPRA implementation
2. Chautauqua speaker proposals sought
3. World War II artists to be featured
4. NPS starts kids' archaeology website
GRANTS TO HELP NAGPRA IMPLEMENTATION
The National Park Service's National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program invites proposals for NAGPRA grants. NAGPRA is the 1990 federal law that provides a process for museums and federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items - human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony - to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations.
The national NAGPRA program administers grants that can assist Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums in carrying out projects associated with NAGPRA compliance. Two types of grants are available. Deadline for final proposals is March 1 (draft proposals are accepted through Dec. 30.). Information and applications are online at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nagpra/grants
CHAUTAUQUA SPEAKER PROPOSALS SOUGHT
The Oregon Council for the Humanities' flagship program, Oregon Chautauqua, is a statewide speakers bureau that enriches minds, broadens perspectives, and brings together the diverse people who make up our statewide culture. The program draws on the traditional disciplines of the humanities to explore a variety of topics by providing information, encouraging critical analysis, and offering interpretation. Examples of current Oregon Chautauquas include Cicero Speaks: A Performance and Discussion on the Art of Oratory, American Songs of Protest, and Eden within Eden: Exploring Oregon¹s Utopian Heritage.
OCH is seeking proposals for new Oregon Chautauqua presentations for the 2006-2007 season (Sept. 1, 2006, to Aug. 31, 2007). The RFP and application form describing the program in greater detail are downloadable on its website www.oregonhum.org. Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 31. OCH staff encourage you to forward the RFP to your colleagues and friends who have an interest in bringing their work to the public. Please direct any questions to OCH¹s public program director Carol E. Hickman at chickman at oregonhum.org or (503) 241-0543.
WORLD WAR II ARTISTS TO BE FEATURED
"Art in the World War II Portland and Vancouver Shipyards" will be presented Dec. 9-10 in Portland. The presentations by David Horowitz and Lois Leonard will feature works of Louis Lee, C. Herald Campbell, Doug Lynch, Martina Gangle, and Arthur and Albert Runquist.
Several Oregon artists who worked for the WPA and related federal art projects transitioned to shipyard employment as the war heated up. This program looks at individuals who coupled their creative talents with work for the shipyards. Striking examples of this art were published in "Waging War on the Home Front: An Illustrated Memoir of World War II". It was written by Chauncey Del French and co-edited by Lois Leonard.
The presentations take place at noon Dec. 9 at the Oregon Historical Society and 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Multnomah County Central Library. The presentations are produced by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission in collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society and Multnomah County Library. For more information, visit: www.ochcom.org, www.multcolib.org or www.ohs.org
NPS STARTS KIDS ARCHAEOLOGY WEBSITE
The National Park Service's Archeology Program website has a new "For Kids"page to help young people learn about what archeologists do and how they work. The web page has images of children learning and working with archeologists, as well as links to other websites. Suitable for children of all ages, the page is also useful for teachers and adults looking to encourage a child's interest in archeology. The website address is http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/PUBLIC/kids/index.htm
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