Storytelling Event this Saturday May 21, 2022

Join us this Saturday May 21, 12 - 3 PM

For a storytelling + fundraising event to honor and support the work of the CRÍID Foundation, Bark Defenders of Mt. Hood, and artist Diane Jacobs

Diane Jacobs- Owed to the Mountain (TIFF)-8 copy

https://www.criid.orgJoin us for a special showcase of artists, activists, and storytellers. The sculptural box, Owed to the Mountain, will be on display. Individual fine press prints and digitally printed copies of Owed to the Mountain will be for sale. 50% of all sales at this event will be divided between the Columbia River Institute for Indigenous Development (CRÍID): A foundation that preserves, shares, and advances Native American/Indigenous customs, culture, language, histories, and health with and within communities near and far; and Bark: whose mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

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 CRÍID Foundation, 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 Elder 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 included in 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.

Questions? Email Al, Bark’s Native Communities Liaison.