Tag Archives: Columbia River

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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Free Celilo Falls! A message to the Columbia River Treaty Review

October 21, 2013 From The Friends of Celilo Falls To the US Entity, Columbia River Treaty Review Mr. Stephen R. Oliver, U.S Entity Coordinator, Bonneville Power Administration Mr. David Ponganis, U.S Entity Coordinator, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Submitted online … Continue reading

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Re-thinking the Unthinkable: Restore Celilo Falls

Fight climate change and create sustainable jobs in the Columbia Gorge By Sean Aaron Cruz Portland, Oregon— Coal export proponents are touting job creation in their campaigns to turn the Columbia River Gorge into an internationalized industrial corridor, bracketed with … Continue reading

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On Native American sacred sites and religious freedom in North America

Winona LaDuke and I co-authored this report to the United Nations on the threats facing Native American sacred sites throughout North America: Honor the Earth Briefing Document Prepared on Sacred Sites and Religious Freedom in North America Prepared by Sean Cruz … Continue reading

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Will coal barges clog the Columbia River or will Celilo Falls be recovered?

Portland, Oregon— In an article asking the question “Will coal barges clog the Columbia River?” The Oregonian published an economic analysis purporting to include all of the major interests, but woefully ignorant of the issue of Celilo Falls. The real … Continue reading

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Friends of Celilo Falls to wait a season

By Sean Cruz  Portland,Oregon— Having been advised by friends among the Celilo people and Columbia River treaty tribes to wait, to wait a season, to wait for permission to continue, to be respectful to sacred traditions, to respect privacy, to … Continue reading

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The Industrialization of Celilo Falls, and its failures, pt 5

 By Sean Cruz Portland, Oregon— The pressure on Native fishers and fish stocks throughout the Columbia River system was relentless and took many forms, both on and near the river and in distant courtrooms: “During the 1880s and 1890s, fish … Continue reading

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