[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-01-23

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Mon Jan 23 08:51:17 PST 2012

In This Issue
1. First Nations Powwow Set For Jan. 28
2. Newspaper Holdings Information Sought In Survey
3. Community Academy Set at Tamástslikt
4. Folklife Network Offers Traditional Arts Apprenticeship
The five federally recognized tribes in Western Oregon will host the
fourth annual Gathering of Oregon's First Nations Powwow on Jan. 28 in
the Salem Pavilion at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th
St. NE, Salem.
Doors will open at noon, with the grand entry at 1 p.m. The day-long
event will end about 9 p.m.
The five host tribes are the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua
and Siuslaw Indians, Coquille Indian Tribe, Cow Creek Ban of the Umpqua
Tribe of Indians, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The five have invited the four
federally recognized tribes in eastern Oregon, as well as all American
Indians and the general public.
During the grand entry, there will be a special recognition of all
veterans attending. Traditional dance specials for men, women and
children will be during the afternoon and evening. Vendors will also be
The first Gathering of Oregon's First Nations Powwow took place in 2009
and coincided with the statehood sesquicentennial. It is a reminder of
tribal people's presence in the state long before statehood and a
celebration of their sovereignty and culture.

The Oregon Digital Newspaper project is seeking information on
newspapers that may be at your organization. 
The University of Oregon library is the state newspaper repository and
is accessible online via http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu (
http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ ); however, its collection does not
include all issues of all publications. Additionally, there is currently
no mechanism for letting the public know about the historic newspaper
holdings at other institutions.
During their recent meeting, public library directors generated an idea
for a survey to gather information from organizations about their titles
for the Oregon Digital Newspaper project. The survey will identify
uncataloged Oregon newspaper print collections around the state that are
not easily located for public use. After the project collects this
information, it will work on a mechanism to make it available on the
Historic Oregon Newspapers website.
Contact Karen Estlund, kestlund at uoregon.edu ,for questions about the
survey, or visit
participate in the survey.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute will inaugurate a new program series
dubbed the Community Academy, from 10 a.m. – noon, Feb. 11. Set
four-times-a-year, Community Academy will bring together cultural
experts from the community to share their knowledge and expertise with
others and keep cultural assets alive.  
“We are hoping to grow the cultural assets of our reservation by
connecting interested people with a teaching resource,” said Bobbie
Conner, Director, Tamástslikt. “However, Community Academy won’t always
be about a tribal-specific activity. It’s very much a community-driven
program, and we are open to suggestions.”
The first Academy, focused on storytelling, provides an open microphone
opportunity for individuals wishing to share stories and techniques.
Three experienced Tribal storytellers will kick off the event, with
novice storytellers invited to exercise their bravery in front of a live
audience by sharing a story or two. 
For more information, contact Susan Sheoships, Education Coordinator,
(541)429-7723, tci.education at tamastslikt.org or visit
www.tamastslikt.org ( http://www.tamastslikt.org/ ) .
Folklife Network Offers Traditional Arts Apprenticeship
Are you a traditional artist?  Interested in learning traditional arts?
Know someone who is?  The Oregon Folklife Network is offering a
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, whichsupports the sharing of
traditional arts between a mentor and an apprentice.
Defined as those artistic practices that have a community base and
express that community’s heritage, traditional arts include ethnic,
tribal, occupational, regional and religious groups or communities.
Individuals usually learn skills informally and pass them on from one
generation to the next by observation and imitation. 
Mentors and apprentices propose a plan and apply together, as a team.
To learn more, visit
. The application deadline is Feb. 29. For questions, contact Emily
Afanador by phone (541) 346-3820 or email the Oregon Folklife Network at
ofn at uoregon.edu .

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 - 28!

Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission.
Contact us by emailing heritage.info at state.or.us .
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