July 20, 2010

Larry Roper Provides an Update From the Building Committee

At its last meeting the Native American Cultural Center PlanningLarry Roper Team reviewed the latest plan for the building. The group is very pleased with the progress of the project. Following our meeting architects and NACC Planning Team members met with the Campus Planning committee for that group’s review of the project. The Campus Planning committee unanimously approved the project. The next step in the project is a fall meeting with the Corvallis Planning Commission.

-Larry Roper, Vice Provost of Student Affairs

May 28, 2010
While we’re still “tweaking” the final design, this model and architect’s schematic will give you an idea of what the finished product will include for the new Native American Cultural Center building. If you’d like to see it in person or if you have a group of folks that would like to get together for us to visit and share the model and updates on the project, feel free to call Karen Shaw at 541.737.8274.

While we’re still “tweaking” the final design, this model and architect’s schematic will give you an idea of what the finished product will include for the new Native American Cultural Center building. If you’d like to see it in person or if you have a group of folks that would like to get together for us to visit and share the model and updates on the project, feel free to call Karen Shaw at 541.737.8274.

May 25, 2010

I’d like to send out a huge thank you to the Government to Government Education Cluster for the time they gave to Allison Davis-White Eyes and me on our recent visit with them at the lovely administrative offices of the Klamath Tribes.  A special thanks goes to April Campbell of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde who coordinated our visit.  Allison and I were thrilled to be able to update the group on the NACC progress and to share in a listening session on how OSU can be a better partner in education to the Tribes.  We’re looking forward to implementing the many ideas we learned on our visit and to having this group take a leadership role in the grand opening of the NACC when it’s on the ground.

- Karen Shaw

May 21, 2010

Khrystal Johnson, a senior in Psychology and External Coordinator for the NACC, discusses the 2010 Salmon Bake, present by the Native American Longhouse at Oregon State University.

May 19, 2010

 2010 Salmon Bake in the Memorial Union Quad.

May 18, 2010

A Letter From Karen Shaw

I’d like to say a huge thank-you to all of the Tribal leaders who have so graciously welcomed me along with OSU representatives during 2010 to share about the Native American Cultural Center building project and to discuss partnerships in education, research, business development, health care, archiving, and many other key areas of importance.
 
To the Coquille Indian Tribes Tribal Council and Linda Mecum, thank you for hosting Provost Randhawa, Allison Davis-White Eyes and me for lunch and a work session.  We’re excited to continue conversations in educational partnering and to have you be part of the NACC.
 
To the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Council, David Lewis, and April Campbell, thank you for hosting Provost Randhawa and me for a listening session and for your insightful thoughts on the NACC.  We also appreciate your sponsoring Allison Davis-White Eyes and me to attend the Government to Government Education Cluster in Klamath Falls.
 
To the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council, Bobby Brunoe, Claude Smith and Janet Corbett, thank you for meeting with Johnpaul Jones (architect for the NACC building project) and me to discuss the Tribes’ generous gift of timber for the NACC.  We’re really looking forward to partnering with you and to having this amazing timber in the NACC.
 
To the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees, Zenaida Lyles, the entire Education Department, Bobbie Conner, and the students and staff at Nixyaawii Community School, thank you for the lovely and informative day you provided to President Ed Ray, Allison Davis-White Eyes and me.  We saw so many opportunities for working together for the success of the Umatilla Tribal members and OSU.
 
And to all of our Tribal partners with whom we’ll be visiting during the next few months, we appreciate the time you’ve already given us in earlier meetings or will be giving us soon (Burns Paiute Tribes; Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians; Confederated Tribes of Siletz; The Klamath Tribes; and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians).  We look forward to growing the Oregon Tribal Task Force and to that day when we hold our first government-to-government meeting in the new Native American Cultural Center.
 
 
Thanks!

Karen Shaw

May 13, 2010

Longhouse Internal Coordinator, Josh Belleque, discusses his experiences at Oregon State University and at the Native American Cultural Center. Josh is a Senior majoring in History.

April 20, 2010

Save the date: Salmon Bake!

Each year, the Native American Longhouse puts on a Salmon Bake in the Memorial Union quad. It’s an amazing event geared towards all ages. Last year, nearly 650 people came out and enjoyed the feast: OSU Students, faculty/staff, children from the Campus Day Care as well as children from Mennonite Children School in Corvallis. Elders from Siletz, Grand Ronde, and Warm Springs tribes also came out to show their support!

This year, the event will be held on May 5th in the MU Quad. The event will feature a variety of performances, Elders from many local tribes, as well as Jones and Jones, the Architects behind the proposed Native American Cultural Center building! Along with the salmon, guest will be able to enjoy camas, a traditional Native American root vegetable. Come and enjoy a traditional meal prepared by the Native American Students at OSU!

April 15, 2010

Nike N7 Project

Yesterday Sam McCracken and 2009 OSU graduate, D’anna Piro stopped by Oregon State to tell us about the Nike N7 project they have been working on.

The N7 Fund was created to unleash the human potential of Native American and Aboriginal youth through the power of sport.  By providing grants and product donations, the N7 Fund helps to fuel opportunities for these youth to engage in sports and physical activity so they can benefit from the rewards of this positive impact in their lives and in their communities.

To learn more become a fan of N7 on facebook http://www.facebook.com/NikeN7?v=info&ref=ts#!/NikeN7?v=wall&ref=ts

See the 2010 grantees of the N7 Fund at

http://niken7.com/grant-recipients.html

April 5, 2010

Christy Jones, a member of the Native American Cultural Center Building Committee, dicusses her experiences at Oregon State University.