[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-01-12

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Mon Jan 12 15:16:25 PST 2009

In this issue:
1.  First Nations gathering slated for Jan. 31
2.  Exhibit, talks to highlight discriminatory past
3.  Teaching history grant applications available
4.   Historic Crater Lake research to be presented
5.  Jobs available in Pendleton, Vancouver


A gathering of Oregon's first nations honoring Oregon's sesquicentennial birthday will take place Jan. 31 in Salem.

The day's activities begin at 10 a.m. with exhibits and demonstrations, followed at 1 p.m. by the Powwow grand entry. At 5 p.m., a grand entry will also take place. The day will also feature information booths, exhibits, vendors and cultural demonstrations.

The gathering will take place in the Salem pavilion at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th St. NE. 

The event is sponsored by the sovereign governments of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw; the Coquille Indian Tribe; the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians; the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The pavilion is provided by the State of Oregon.


"Yes We Can! Unlearning Discrimination in Oregon" is a coordinated exhibit opening Jan. 19 at the Oregon Jewish Museum in Portland. The exhibit will highlight two displays, "Anywhere But Here: A History of Housing Discrimination in Oregon", on loan from the Fair Housing Council of Oregon,and "No Easy Road: Unlearning Discrimination in Oregon," on loan from the Oregon Area Jewish Committee.  Additional materials have been collected by the Oregon Jewish Museum.

As part of the opening events, at noon Jan. 19, former commissioner Charles Jordan, city commissioner Nick Fish and others will discuss the legacy of civil rights activism and the challenges that lay ahead for the next generation around equity, opportunity, shelter, environmental quality, and sustainability in Portland. The panel will make its presentation at  Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 11th St. The opening reception follows at 2 p.m. at the museum, 310 NW Davis St.


Organizations interested in applying for the next Teaching American History Grant Program have until Jan. 22 to file a notice of intent to apply. The Teaching American History Grant Program supports projects that aim to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional 
American history. Grant awards assist local educational agencies, in partnership with entities that have extensive content expertise, to develop, implement, document, evaluate, and disseminate innovative, cohesive models of professional development

By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of traditional American history as a separate subject within the core curriculum, these programs are intended to improve instruction and raise student achievement. Each local education agency applying must propose to work in partnership with one or more of the following: An institution of higher education, a non-profit history or humanities organization, or a library or museum.

More information is available at  http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2008-4/122308h.html


The history of scientific research at Crater Lake will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14  in Room 338 of Portland State University's Smith Memorial Union, 1825 SW Broadway. The Crater Lake National Park Trust and scientists from Oregon State University, Portland State University and sustainability firm Ecos to present a free event that will explore the science of this deepest lake in America and purest freshwater lake on Earth, as well as the role of "Earth's largest rain gauge" as a possible
bellweather of global warming. Additional information is available at  http://www.craterlaketrust.org/events/current-events/secrets-of-crater-lake


PENDLETON: Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts is seeking an executive director with experience, strong leadership, financial, marketing, development and
communication skills to provide direction for the activities of the institute.  For more information contact Sara Miller at 541-426-3598 or saramiller at neoedd.org or visit the website at www.crowsshadow.org 

VANCOUVER: The Clark County Historical Museum seeks a part-time visitors services assistant with tasks including opening and closing museum galleries, front desk reception, answering, returning and making phone calls, retrieving phone messages, and other activities.  For more information about the Museum and the opening, contact  cchm at pacifier.com or phone 360-933-5679.
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