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“I think if we are good students to these teachers, we will learn to live well, live now, with a heart full of compassion; think of all that their eyes have seen, how much joy and pain their hearts have experienced. What treasures they have to share! I have always called their teachings ‘heart treasures.’”…

The Seventh Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival

Festival theme:   Honoring the Salmon and Animals So They Will Return  Friday – Sunday  October 26-28, 2012 at Portland State University’s Native American Student and Community Center (Friday) and Hoffmann Hall (Saturday)    Special thanks to our sponsors:  Northwest Indian Storytellers Association, PSU’s Indigenous Nations Studies Program and Native American Student and Community Center, National…

Discovering Our Story on Sunday October 7, 2012

Deanna Darrt

The Native American TV series, Discovering Our Story Television Program, featured Deana Dartt, Ph.D. and Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum on Sunday, October 7 at 1 PM on Comcast Channel 11. Having earned her MA and PhD from the University of Oregon, Deana was appointed Assistant Professor of American Indian…

Cedar Rose

We are excited that Cedar Rose will perform at our first Annual Salmon Dinner and Silent Auction! Nico Wind (Assiniboine and Ojibwe) and Karen Kitchen (Osage) – are gathering again to create a powerful melodic duo to honor Wisdom of the Elders and our history of cultural resilience. They will sing several songs, including the Wisdom theme song,…