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Government to Government Relations, Language, Wars/Military/Conflict
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Virginia Beavert talks about her activism with regards to treaty fishing rights, and how her ability to speak multiple languages helped her translate for people who were arrested for "illegal" fishing.
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Natural Resources
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Wilbur Slockish tells us "water is the giver of life" and describes his connection to the river.
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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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Government to Government Relations, Natural Resources
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Tony Johnson talks about the Boldt Decision, which granted Treaty Tribes access to fishing sites, but denied traditional rights to unrecognized tribal communities like the Chinook Nation.
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Natural Resources, Religion
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Louie Pitt talks about the river as a provider, and the spiritual connection to the natural resources in and along the river.
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Lifeways
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Louie Pitt tells a shortened version of a Coyote story, where he plays the trickster at a meeting of dogs.
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Lands
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Louie Pitt recalls memories of going to Celilo Falls as a kid. He describes the sound, the smell and feel of the area.
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Lifeways
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Louie Pitt describes how elders share cultural knowledge and pass down important lifeways.
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Lands, Natural Resources
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Louie Pitt talks about "many Celilos," or the many places where indigenous people were pushed away from their livelihoods along the river systems in the Northwest.
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Government to Government Relations
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Tony Johnson talks about some of the differences between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures and how colonial culture sometimes seems invisible to non-indigenous people but becomes obvious in comparison to indigenous cultures living here.