Monthly Archives: August 2011

Travel Portland updates Native American Cultural Communities website

By Sean Cruz Executive Director, 1000Nations Portland, Oregon– Travel Portland is the Portland Metropolitan Area’s visitor association, and plays a key role in attracting events like the Native American Music Awards “The Nammys” to the city. The mission of Travel … Continue reading

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The Industrialization of Celilo Falls, and its failures, pt 2

By Sean Cruz Portland, Oregon— The Oregon Donation Land Act of 1850 “legitimized” the claims of white pioneers on Native American lands and resources throughout the region, some two and a half million acres before the survivors of this ethnic … Continue reading

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The Industrialization of Celilo Falls, and its failures, pt 1

By Sean Cruz Portland, Oregon— For more than ten thousand years, the Columbia River Tribes husbanded the natural beauty and resources of Celilo Falls, creating an economy that many would call “the Wall Street of the West”, amid a natural … Continue reading

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Be Inspired: Hahoe Village – UNESCO – Celilo Falls

by Sean Cruz Portland, Oregon— The Republic of South Korea is currently running its “Korea: Be inspired” campaign, promoting trade and tourism with television spots featuring ancient Hahoe Folk Village, a UNESCO-inscribed World Heritage Site. This campaign is unfolding as … Continue reading

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“You must see this in your lifetime”

Celilo Falls Resolution in House Committee (“You must see this in your lifetime”) By Sean Cruz Portland, Oregon— The official legislative history of the state of Oregon is written in the state Capitol, but the final official word on the … Continue reading

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Seven Eagles over Celilo

By Sean Cruz From a bluff overlooking Celilo Village, I watched this lone barge slowly pass by the place where Celilo Falls lies buried under 60 feet of water. A lone eagle appeared, hovering over the barge, perhaps remembering how … Continue reading

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Celilo Falls, the U.N., World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples

By Sean Cruz Portland, Oregon— The Tenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is meeting in New York, May 16-27, and anyone interested in seeing Celilo Falls resurrected from its gravesite behind the obsolete and … Continue reading

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