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Champinefu Lecture Series: Stories and Songs of the Kalapuya

OSU's Spring Creek Project is partnering with the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club to present the second annual Champinefu Lecture Series at the Majestic Theatre.

In the first part of the series, Esther Stutzman will share Stories and Songs of the Kalapuya. Esther is Komemma Kalapuya and is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. She is a life-long storyteller for the Kalapuya and is the chair to a nonprofit Kalapuya organization, the Komemma Cultural Protection Association. This group is dedicated to researching the Kalapuya, particularly their stories, songs and dances. Esther is also a storyteller for Wisdom of the Elders, which records and preserves traditional cultural values, oral history, and other messages of guidance from indigenous elders.

The other two events in this series will include Eirik Thorsgard speaking about Spiritual Practices of the Kalapuya on November 7 and Doug Deur and David Harrelson speaking about Ethnobotany of the Kalapuya on December 12. 

All lectures in this series are free and open to the public. Last year, the theatre filled up quickly, so you may wish to arrive early to secure a seat.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00pm

The Majestic Theatre 115 SW 2nd St; Corvallis, Oregon

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation


Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni




Free and open to the public

Spring Creek Project


Contact Name

Shelley Stonebrook

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