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Government to Government Relations, Lands
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Wilbur Slockish talks about how Issac Stevens came down the river to negotiate treaties with the tribes. He gives a little background on what it means to be "River People" indirectly explaining the phrase "usual and accustomed places".
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Lands
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Virginia Beavert talks about the pain that people must have felt when Celilo Falls was flooded and how it changed fishing along the river.
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Lands
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Virginia Beavert imagines what Tommy Thompson might have felt watching the flooding of Celilo Falls and describes her own feelings of sadness about the disappearance of the falls.
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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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Lands, Natural Resources
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Louie Pitt talks about "many Celilos," or the many places where indigenous people were pushed away from their livelihoods along the river systems in the Northwest.
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Government to Government Relations
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Tony Johnson talks about some of the differences between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures and how colonial culture sometimes seems invisible to non-indigenous people but becomes obvious in comparison to indigenous cultures living here.
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Lands, Lifeways
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Tony Johnson talks about connection to place and why it's important to educate non-native people about places that are important to indigenous people of the Northwest.
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Language
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Tony Johnson describes Chinuk Wawa, the pidgen language known as "Chinook Jargon" that is the one of the remaining living Chinook languages and was widely used for trading in the Northwest.
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Lifeways
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Tony Johnson explains how his cultural lifeways are his inheritance and that it has value that continues to need to be passed down to future generations.
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Government to Government Relations, Natural Resources
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Tony Johnson talks about the Boldt Decision, which granted Treaty Tribes access to fishing sites, but denied traditional rights to unrecognized tribal communities like the Chinook Nation.
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Natural Resources, Religion
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Louie Pitt talks about the river as a provider, and the spiritual connection to the natural resources in and along the river.