[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-01-09

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Mon Jan 9 09:03:10 PST 2012


In This Issue:
1. Travel Oregon Accepting Nominations for 2011 Achievement Awards 
2. National Trust Awards Preservation Grants, Accepting Grant Applications
3. Chinuk Wawa Dictionary Published by Grand Ronde Tribe
 
 
TRAVEL OREGON ACCEPTING 2011 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS 
 
Everyone works with someone who rises above the challenges of the day to achieve outstanding results. Those folks are deserving of special recognition from their tourism and hospitality industry peers. Do you know someone deserving of recognition? Visit http://www.oregontourismconference.com/index.php/2012-conference/2012-industry-awards to download a nomination form for a 2012 Industry Achievement Award. 
 
The deadline for award nominations is noon, Feb. 1. The best of the industry's best will be saluted by their peers on March 18, at the 2012 Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism ( http://emailer.emailroi.com/go2.shtml?3O5g4LO09QPLs3Hz/3e2994df2a264945/88b01169c0fa6d05/heritage.info@state.or.us ) in Portland. To register for the conference or to learn more, visit www.oregontourismconference.com ( http://www.oregontourismconference.com/ ) . For questions, email Patti at TravelOregon.com .
 
 
NATIONAL TRUST AWARDS GRANTS, ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
 
The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded four Pacific Northwest Preservation Fund grants to Oregon recipients in its October 2011 round, bringing the year's total to eleven grants and $32,502. 
 
The following organizations received funding: the Bosco-Milligan Foundation of Portland received funding for a seismic incentives study, report and public forum; Clackamas County Historical Society for its 60th anniversary geo-cache tour; the Francis Ermatinger House of Oregon City for architectural and engineering plans; and the Liberty Theater in La Grande for a restoration fundraising plan.
 
The National Trust is now accepting applications for grants from the National Trust Preservation Fund, the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns, the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation, and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors.
 
The application deadline for all four programs is Feb. 1.
 
Visit www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding/nonprofit-public-funding.html for guidelines and links to applications. Note that the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns uses the general National Trust Preservation Fund grant application. The Hart Fund limits its grant awards to communities with populations of 5,000 or less.
 
If you have questions about the grant programs, email grants at nthp.org .
 
 
CHINUK WAWA DICTIONARY PUBLISHED BY GRAND RONDE TRIBE
 
The Grand Ronde Tribe recently published a dictionary of Chinuk Wawa (Jargon) titled "Chinuk Wawa: As Our Elders Teach Us to Speak It." Edited by Dr. Henry Zenk, the book took ten years to research and produce. 
 
Twenty-seven tribes in western Oregon, including the Clackamas Chinook, Kalapuya, Molala, Umpqua and Rogue River tribes and bands belong to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Chinuk wawa was a language used in intertribal relations throughout a wide region encompassing SE Alaska, Montana and Northern California by tribal people and newcomer settlers to the region. Theorized as having its origins at the Columbia River, first use of the language in tribal homes began at the Grand Ronde Reservation between 1856 and 1954 and many people at the reservation have worked to preserve it. 
 
Since the restoration of the tribe in 1983, the tribe has initiated a language program to immerse children in Chinuk wawa classrooms. The dictionary is one product of the tribe's work to preserve and pass on Chinuk wawa to future generations. It will be available through the University of Washington Press catalogue and the Cultural Resources Department at the Grand Ronde Tribe. Copies will also be available at libraries in the region. 
 For further information or to inquire about ordering a copy, call (503) 879-2268. 









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