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Oregon's Water: What Coyote Can Teach Us

What can Coyote's experience and other traditional ecological knowledge teach us about how to live well with our waters? Presenter Kathleen George, who was awarded the Columbia River Hero Award for her work to protect the health of tribal people who eat fish from Oregon rivers, will help us think through a new path forward.

This talk is part of the fifth annual Champinefu Lecture Series. "Champinefu" is the Kalapuya name for the lower Marys River Valley area now called Corvallis and Philomath in Benton County, Oregon. Each year, topics and speakers are chosen by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

This year's Champinefu Lecture Series is co-sponsored by OSU's Spring Creek Project, Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

More about the speaker:

Kathleen George – Tribal Councilwoman, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Kathleen was the Director of Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Tribe. Kathleen's former consulting firm, Cedar Consulting, worked in natural resources policy and strategic planning, helping tribal governments accomplish their goals and build their future. She is the Chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, a trustee of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, and member of the Board of Directors of Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Audience

Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Industry Partner, Online

Website

https://bit.ly/champinefu3

Cost

Free and open to everyone

Organization
Spring Creek Project
Contact Name

Shelley Stonebrook

Contact Email

stonebsh@oregonstate.edu

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