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Lifeways
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Louie Pitt tells a shortened version of a Coyote story, where he plays the trickster at a meeting of dogs.
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Lands
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Louie Pitt recalls memories of going to Celilo Falls as a kid. He describes the sound, the smell and feel of the area.
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Lifeways
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Louie Pitt describes how elders share cultural knowledge and pass down important lifeways.
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Natural Resources
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Greg Archuleta talks about the reemergence of wapato, a staple of the traditional native diet, at the Sandy River Delta restoration site.
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Lands
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Greg Archuleta talks about termination and relocation of indigenous people in western Oregon.
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Lifeways
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At the Sandy River Delta, Greg Archuleta talks about the importance of honoring the ancestors. He also describes the importance of adapting and connecting old ways to new things and ideas.
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Lifeways, Natural Resources
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Johnny Jackson tells a story about catching fish at Celilo Falls and how the river made the salmon strong.
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Religion
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Johnny Jackson talks about the spiritual connection to the Columbia River.
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Wars/Military/Conflict
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Leah Conner talks about her grandmother Wye-as-us (Stepping High Dancing), who had a terrifying encounter with a local militia.
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Lifeways
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Leah Conner recalls details about the route taken during her family's seasonal rounds.
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Confluence
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Lifeways
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Greg Archuleta shares concerns about the threat of losing cultural knowledge. He describes how The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have adapted and brought traditional practices into modern uses.
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Confluence
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Lifeways
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Greg Archuleta describes some of the various approaches that tribal people take to pass down traditional cultural knowledge. Decisions about how to do this are made at the tribal, community and family level.