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Ceremony
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Wilfred Scott explains their role in the memorial ceremonies for the Redheart Band in Vancouver, WA.
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Language, Lifeways
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Bessie Scott talks about respect/self-respect and teaching children Nez Perce language. She describes a song "I am special/You are special" that aids in teaching children self-respect.
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Wars/Military/Conflict
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Wilfred Scott describes a scene of events from the Battle of Big Hole during the Nez Perce Wars, and relates it to his wife Bessie's ancestry.
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Economy/Economic Development, Lands, Natural Resources
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Bill Yallup, Jr. explains how Celilo Falls was the "Wall Street of the West".
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Lifeways
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Bill Yallup, Jr. describes his son's PTSD, relating it to the ongoing impacts of historical trauma suffered by indigenous people.
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Religion, Lands
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Bill Yallup, Jr. talks about the spiritual demensions of connecting to place.
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Government to Government Relations
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Bill Yallup, Jr. explains how it was difficult for people to understand the full implications of American Expansionism.
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Lifeways, Natural Resources
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Wilbur Slockish explains that indigenous lifeways have built-in conservation practices, meaning that the very foundation is a necessary respect for the water and land that provide food resources.
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Lands, Natural Resources
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Wilbur Slockish tells a story of a life lesson he learned from a man named Hobart Garneaux while in prison for "illegal" fishing.
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Government to Government Relations, Lands
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Wilbur Slockish talks about how Issac Stevens came down the river to negotiate treaties with the tribes. He gives a little background on what it means to be "River People" indirectly explaining the phrase "usual and accustomed places".
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Lands
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Virginia Beavert talks about the pain that people must have felt when Celilo Falls was flooded and how it changed fishing along the river.
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Lands
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Virginia Beavert imagines what Tommy Thompson might have felt watching the flooding of Celilo Falls and describes her own feelings of sadness about the disappearance of the falls.