Naudia, Myra, Jefferson, me, and Al

Owed to The Mountain
a storytelling + fundraising event to honor and support the work of the CRÍID Founation, Bark Defenders of Mt. Hood, and artist Diane Jacobs

Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2022 for a unique showcase of artists, activists, and storytellers.

Thank you Bark for hosting and Al Rose, Native Communities Liaison with Bark, Diné (Navajo) & Karuk Tribes, for their vision and energy in planning this event. Special guests include Executive Director of the Columbia River Institute for Indigenous Development (CRÍID), Jefferson Greene, Táxshpash, Wasq’ú, Nimiipuu, Paiute, ku Shiwanísh, Member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and friend who was instrumental in guiding the development of the project, transcribing stories, and introducing me to Elders of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. And Myra Johnson-Orange, member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs who shared my enthusiasm for the project from the beginning. Myra wrote the story Badger and Hummingbird and connected me with her granddaughters Naudia Smith and Dominique Walker who each wrote a story for the project.

As Bark continues to dismantle and examine what it means to defend and restore National Forests on stolen lands, we ask you to join us on this journey for an afternoon of learning and conversation.

The event will be hosted indoors with outside access. Masks are required to attend.

Naudia, Myra, Jefferson, me, and Al
Naudia, Myra, Jefferson, me, and Al
Jefferson, me, Al on Lolo Pass rooftop.
Jefferson, me, Al on Lolo Pass rooftop.
Jefferson and mom
Jefferson and mom
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