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The Juniper Room at Crooked River Ranch

5195 Southwest Club House Road

Terrebonne, OR 97760

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Wilson Wewa, a spiritual leader and oral historian of the Warm Springs Paiute, will share with us the cultural perspective on how wolves have influenced the history, legends and lifeways of Native Americans, particularly, the Northern Paiute of Central Oregon. Wolves have had a high position from the creation of the world to their near extinction on the landscape. Ramifications created by controversial existence of wolves in Oregon and the northwest will also be addressed.

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Wilson Wewa has been involved with tribal language, culture and lifeways throughout his life. He was raised on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon. As a child he spent countless hours hearing the stories of his family, tribe and past lifeways as they pertained to his life. Later, Wilson traveled extensively with his family, and especially his grandmother, to other parts of the Great Basin where he met many other Northern Paiute elders that added to his knowledge of his people. He continues to be called upon by his people as an orator, storyteller and funerary officiate. Wilson works for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs as the Senior Wellness Coordinator, a position he has held since 1980, and, is consulted by other tribes and organizations in the United States on elders’ issues. More recently, he was invited as a guest lecturer to the prestigious College of William & Mary in Virginia
to speak on Native American issues that related to health, spirituality, environment and treaty rights as they pertain to water and land. He also works with the University of Oregon and Oregon State University as a consultant on Northern Paiute history and ethnobotany. Recently, he wrote a book entitled, "Legends of the Northern Paiute," which was printed by Oregon State University Press and is sold through Amazon. He continu to be called to lecture at museums and venues around the northwest.

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Registration is free. FANs Members are admitted free, and non-members pay $3 (cash or check) at the door. You can join FANs at this event; membership is just $10 per person per year. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration at least 48 hours in advance of this event.


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This event is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs), a group founded in 2011 by landowners surrounding the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in Central Oregon who came together over their shared love of nearby public lands. The focus area of FANs includes many special places such as Steelhead Falls, Alder Springs, the Peninsula, Otter Bench and Scout Camp. FANs membership forms will be available at this presentation. You can also become a member by visiting our website at www.fansofdeschutes.org. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

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