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About 1000nations

Sean Aaron Cruz is Executive Director of 1000 Nations and a co-founder of The Friends of Celilo Falls. He is the organizer of the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival. He is co-author of Winona LaDuke's new book, "The Militarization of Indian Country." He is the father of four children who disappeared into Utah in a Mormon abduction in 1996, and the author of Oregon's landmark anti-kidnapping statute "Aaron's Law" (Senate Bill 1041), named for his late son Aaron Cruz. He writes online as Blogolitical Sean.

HJM 15 – Comments on the feasibility study for revealing Celilo Falls

  April 13, 2015 From: The Friends of Celilo Falls To: State Representative Brian Clem, Committee ChairHouse Committee on Rural Communities, Land Use and WaterOregon State CapitolBy email RE: HJM 15 Celilo Falls feasibility study Dear Chair Clem and Members … Continue reading

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Crude Oil Trains Threaten the Columbia River Gorge

by Sean Aaron Cruz Portland, Oregon– Crude oil trains are passing within 100 feet of both banks of the Columbia River at Celilo/Wishram. See video link below: BNSF runs its bomb trains on the Washington side, Union Pacific runs its … Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge Commission calls for moratorium on coal and oil shipments

“…Unacceptable risks…” Celilo Falls The Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) issued a landmark resolution opposing coal and oil transport through the National Scenic Area “by any means and from any source.” The Commission unanimously agreed that “coal and oil transport … Continue reading

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The Friends of Celilo Falls supports Columbia River Gorge Commission’s moratorium on coal and crude oil

    The Friends of Celilo Falls joined the Friends of the Columbia Gorge and other opponents of crude oil and coal shipments through the Gorge in testimony today before the Columbia River Gorge Commission. In addition to providing the statement below, we … Continue reading

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Jim Pepper’s Powwow documentary in Portland May 22

Pepper’s Powwow Sandra Osawa’s award-winning documentary on the life and music of Jim Pepper (Kaw/Creek) 1941-1992 and video highlights of Jim PepperFest 2013  Thursday May 22 at Rosewood Initiative Community Center “A captivating look at the life of Native American … Continue reading

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Mayimba Music is new Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival sponsor  

New York City-based Mayimba Music, a music publishing company with an international reach, has become the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival’s first out-of-Oregon partner with a generous $ 2,000 contribution to support our work.  Marti Cuevas, Mayimba Music’s President, became … Continue reading

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Jim PepperFest 2014: The Rosewood Initiative Series

The Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival will produce a series of monthly events at The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street in Portland, beginning the evening of April 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission will be free to … Continue reading

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