Oregon Tribes Gather for Government to Government Relationships: 40th Anniversary

40-anniversarySalem- Thursday, May 14th, marked the 40th anniversary of Oregon’s Legislative Commission on Indian Services, and the state’s top legislators gathered at the capitol to celebrate. The ceremony was held in conjunction with Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, signing the Annual Proclamation of American Indian Week in Oregon. The ceremony consisted of a processional ceremony through the rotunda, where each of the nine tribes of Oregon presented their flags and provided information and history about the Commission, tribal cultures, goals, and government to government relationships.

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The Nine Federally recognized tribes and other representatives pose here with Governor Kate Brown during the ceremony.

 

Governor Kate Brown signs the Annual Proclamation declaring American Indian Week in Oregon May 16 thru May 23. She says, "In honor of the nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon, I have declared this week to be American Indian Week. For 40 years the Legislative Commission on Indian Services has worked to ensure Oregon honors and preserves the rich heritage and culture of our tribes."
Governor Kate Brown signs the Annual Proclamation declaring American Indian Week in Oregon May 16 thru May 23.
She says, “In honor of the nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon, I have declared this week to be American Indian Week. For 40 years the Legislative Commission on Indian Services has worked to ensure Oregon honors and preserves the rich heritage and culture of our tribes.”

 

Other activities for the day included: Tribal flag procession, Grand Ronde Color Guard and Drummers; dignitary speeches, Veterans, Special guests; Remarks by Senate President Peter Courtney, Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins; Tribal Cultural Performances; and Training and Education sessions with Tribal Leaders and State Representatives’, including discussions with House Committee on Rural Communities, Land Use and Water.

 

Klamath Tribal Council Members, Chairman Don Gentry and Taylor Tupper joined Governor Brown at her home with the other tribes at an early reception prior to the ceremony on the 14th.
Klamath Tribal Council Members, Chairman Don Gentry and Taylor Tupper joined Governor Brown at her home with the other tribes at an early reception prior to the ceremony on the 14th.

 

For more information contact:

Taylor Tupper- Klamath Tribes News Dept.

541-783-2219 ext. 147