[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-09-24

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Thu Sep 24 11:31:53 PDT 2015


In this Issue
1. Grand Ronde History and Culture Summit set for Oct. 28 - 29
2. Oregon Humanities grant opportunities
3. FEMA releases preservation review guide for disaster recovery assistance
4. National Park Service unveils new preservation law website
5. Symposium about extremism opportunity for community discussion


GRAND RONDE HISTORY AND CULTURE SUMMIT SET FOR OCT. 28 - 29

The Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde will hold its annual History and Culture Summit Oct. 28 and 29. This year’s theme is “Bridging Practices with Interdisciplinary Thinking”. Summit sessions include Building Strong Communities through Culture; Language; Tribal Perspectives; Environment; and Archaeology. All sessions will involve interdisciplinary lectures and discussions. An evening event at Achaf Hammi (the Grand Ronde Plank House, 9450 Hebo Road (adjacent to Uyxat Powwow Grounds on road to Fort Yamill State Park) will take place from 6 – 8 p.m., Oct. 28. Breakout sessions on Oct. 29 will take place at Chachalu Museum, 8720 Grand Ronde Rd., Grand Ronde. Advanced registration is encouraged. Email THPO at grandronde.org<mailto:THPO at grandronde.org> for registration information.


OREGON HUMANITIES GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Oregon Humanities (OH) encourages non-profits to apply for its 2016 Public Program Grants to support public programs beginning after April 1, 2016.  Applicants should submit letters of interest via OH’s online form no later than Oct. 31.  In 2015, OH Public Program Grants funded programs that addressed the affects of criminalization on communities, the legacy of World War II on the Oregon Coast, the experiences of survivors of the Vanport Flood, the state of women’s sports, and more.

Program Officer Annie Kaffen will lead a series of webinars to talk more about this year’s changes to OH’s grant guidelines. Webinars are set to take place on Sept. 30 at 11 a.m., and Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.  To learn more about Public Program Grants and the upcoming webinars, visit Oregon Humanities online<http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/public-program-grants/>.


FEMA RELEASES PRESERVATION REVIEW GUIDE FOR DISASTER RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the Unified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review Guide for Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance Applicants<http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1440713845421-9bdb5c0c8fe19ab86d97059ccb26e3b4/UFR_Applicant_Guide_Final_508.pdf> (Applicant Guide). The Applicant Guide’s purpose is to provide its target audience (i.e., state and local agencies, Indian tribes, small business owners, individuals) an overview of the typical environmental and historic preservation (EHP) review process for disaster recovery projects. It will assist applicants to comply with EHP requirements when multiple agencies may be involved in funding or permitting a disaster recovery project. It also outlines the type of information Applicants should submit to federal agencies to assist in expediting the EHP review.

The Applicant Guide is the result of a joint coordination between FEMA and the inter-agency Steering Group comprised of the Department of Homeland Security, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the Council on Environmental Quality. To learn more about the Applicant Guide and other resources, visit the Unified Federal Review webpage<https://www.fema.gov/unified-federal-environmental-and-historic-preservation-review-presidentially-declared-disasters>.


NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UNVEILS NEW PRESERVATION LAW WEBSITE

The National Park Service (NPS) carries out a wide variety of historic preservation work and programs. This work occurs not only in the NPS, but also in partnership with local communities and preservation groups, State and Tribal governments, other federal agencies, and international organizations. The NPS’s historic preservation work is governed by federal law (United States Code [USC] and Public Laws [PL]), federal regulations (Code of Federal Regulations [CFR]), Presidential executive orders, and orders issued by the Director of the NPS.

The NPS has created a webpage that lists the laws by their commonly known names, rather than their current legal citations. For example, Section 106 instead of 54 USC 306108. The page provides information about the laws, regulations, and orders. Visit www.nps.gov/history/laws.htm<http://www.nps.gov/history/laws.htm> to learn more.


SYMPOSIUM ABOUT EXTREMISM OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will hold a symposium titled “Confronting Extremism: The State of Hate Today”, from 1 – 4 p.m., Nov. 8, at Portland State University’s Hoffman Hall (1833 SW 11th Ave., Portland). The film Hate will kick off the event and a conversation will take place after its screening. This is an excellent example of how cultural organizations can broker conversations in their communities that address the issues of today. For further information, visit the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s website<http://www.ojmche.org/>.


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