Salem- 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.
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.
For more information contact:
Taylor Tupper- Klamath Tribes News Dept.
541-783-2219 ext. 147