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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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Lifeways
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Leah Conner recalls details about the route taken during her family's seasonal rounds.
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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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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.
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Lands, Lifeways
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Greg Archuleta explains how the tribes use stories and education to remind people about their connection to the river and work with people to repair damage to the river.
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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.