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Generational Memory

Date: Nov. 16, 2021

This misty season, the Dredge Oregon, a boxy boat whose bright lights make it look like a floating birthday cake, is working the Columbia River ...

Friends and Family at First Americans Museum opening

Date: Oct. 12, 2021

I usually hold my breath when I go into the visitor center at historic sites. I remember how York, the only Black member of the ...

Celebrating Representation – and greasy frybread

Date: Aug. 27, 2021

The weather here along the Columbia in unceded Chinook territory turned from perfect summer to fall overnight. It’s been a summer to follow the ...

Seeing ourselves on screen

Date: Aug. 9, 2021

Photos of extras at work during filming of Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” are appearing on social media. In family photos from ...

Celebration and Resilience

Date: July 6, 2021

In June, Osages hear the echo of bells under the arbor wherever they are. Maybe the longing is stronger because the dances were canceled last ...

Historical Amnesia

Date: June 29, 2021

As Pawhuska and Fairfax are remade into street scenes from the 1920s, and national attention is focused on Tulsa’s Race Massacre in 1921, the ...

Family

Date: May 20, 2021

In one of the recent Northern California Osage language classes, Wakonze Celena Noear spent time talking about clans and her family, names carried down in ...

Learning our Languages

Date: April 9, 2021

March has been an intensive Osage language learning time for me, close to immersive. It’s been productive and synergistic. I was able to take ...

Looking Forward

Date: March 14, 2021

To have clear skies during this full moon was a blessing. This morning I watched the moon over the long slope of Nicolai Ridge to ...

A Good Day

Date: Jan. 26, 2021

Last year the pandemic shut down travel, and I’m not sure what 2021 will bring, so when I had a chance to meet with ...