On April 27th, 2021 we held a conversation about this recalibration to consider modern examples of healthy commemoration of Indigenous history and cultures. Our speakers are firmly rooted in their Native heritage and are recognized thinkers in representation that elevates and amplifies a more inclusive version of history.
Native American Elder, Storyteller, and Educator Ed Edmo, and former professor Lani Roberts speak about growing up in The Dalles during the 1950s. Although they grew up in the same area and are the same age, their lives were lived in parallel fashion because of the differences in their ethnic heritage. Their juxtaposed stories give a full picture of rural Oregon and the parallel lives they led along the N’chi-Wana River.