Oregon Cultural Trust
Indigenous History & Resilience

This series focuses on different aspects of Oregon’s contemporary Tribal culture and explores how traditional ways of life have continued forward throughout colonization and settlement of Oregon. This collection of writings and interviews showcases the history and resiliency of Oregon’s First Peoples.

Writer Steph Littlebird is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and photographer Joe Cantrell is Cherokee.


Steph Littlebird talks with Dave Miller on OPB’s Think Out Loud about what Indigenous resilience means in Oregon.
Steph Littlebird talks about the importance of visibility in this feature produced by The Oregon Community Foundation.
Several stories in the series were selected as the common reading assignment for incoming Lewis & Clark students.
The story about Greg Archuleta and Lifeways was reprinted in CONDITIONS, a collaborative publication of The Center for Art Research at the University of Oregon and The Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Program. It was also republished as part of the Visual Arts Ecology Project, a joint venture of The Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Program and the Oregon Arts Commission.

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Collins Foundation
Oregon Cultural Trust
The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program
Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

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