Native American Ethnobotany of Western Oregon
Date: June 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 7:00pm
Place: Beazell Forest Education Center
37283 Kings Valley Hwy, Philomath
The Polk, Marion and Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Luckiamute and Rickreall Watershed Councils are partnering to bring you a unique opportunity to get better acquainted with the local flora of this region, and the many ways the Native people of Western Oregon used these plants in their day-to-day lives.
During this four-hour workshop, Greg Archuleta will share the history of, and the importance of our native plants to, the Tribes of our region - including the Chinook from along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, the Molalla of the Cascade Foothills, the Kalapuya of the Willamette Valley and the Tillamook people from the Oregon Coast, and the Umpqua, Takelma (Rogue River) and Shasta of southern Oregon.
Information on the many uses of the plants will be shared through discussion, demonstration and an hour-long guided hike along the 4-H Center trails. Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities using traditional plants, including cordage making, basic basketry techniques and other native art design techniques.
*Coffee, tea, juice, water and light snacks will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch if you would like something more substantial.
Presenter Greg Archuleta is Clackamas Chinook, Santiam Kalapuya, and Shasta, and a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. As an artist and educator, he teaches about the culture and history of the Tribes of Western Oregon, including ethnobotany, carving, cedar hat making, Native art design, and basketry.
Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center
Clark Dining Hall
5390 4-H Road NW
Salem, OR 97304