Grants Cause a Ripple Effect: Oregon Community Foundation promotes Indigenous lifeways through art and community building

Oregon’s Indigenous cultures are as diverse as its landscape. Preserving the lifeways of these cultures rebuilds community and showcases the knowledge, wisdom and skills passed down from generation to generation. Oregon Community Foundation collaboration with Oregon tribes is similarly diverse and varied, supporting programs like the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute and lifeways courses for youth on the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; hunting for First Foods and preserving the native languages of Fort McDermitt Tribe on the border of Nevada; a capital campaign to pay off Portland’s Native American Youth and Family Center mortgage; the Wallowa Homeland Project in Northeast Oregon that provides a place for tribes to gather, celebrate their culture and pass on their heritage and traditions. Read the full East Oregonian article here