Trace the journey of our people by visiting Our Story: A Virtual Experience, a distillation of the eras and facets of Grand Ronde history and culture for the edification of Tribal members and the general public.
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The Tribe has several cultural resource programs. To learn more about their missions, visit the Land and Culture Department page
The Cultural Education and Outreach Program coordinates and provides classes year-round in Grand Ronde, Portland, and Eugene. Please click here to see what classes we are currently offering.
The Land and Culture Department presents the first three in a series of culture class videos. Click here to view them.
Greg Archuleta will be organizing some traditional gathering activities during the next several months. Coordination of this will be based on tribal member interest. To learn more or to sign up, contact Greg (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-351-8836).
Our Connection with the Land
The Land and Culture Department is running a series of short questionnaires. We would like your input regarding your and your family's cultural ties to regions throughout the Tribe's ceded lands and ancestral territories. Please know your responses will be kept confidential and, if you choose, anonymous.
This month, we are asking about Grand Ronde's connection to the Columbia River. Please provide any information you have about our past and present connections to the area, including places and activities on the land and in the river.
Do live in the area depicted on the map? _____ Did your ancestors live there?_____
Do you or did your ancestors travel there? ____
Do you know any stories/myths about this region?____
Do you hunt in the area depicted on the map? _____
What do you hunt? ___________________________
Who taught you to hunt? ____________________ Did they teach you where to hunt? _____
Whom have you taught, if anyone, to hunt? __________ Did you teach them where to hunt? _____
Do you fish in the area depicted on the map? _____
What do you fish? _____________________________
Who taught you to fish?____________________ Did they teach you where to fish? _____
Whom have you taught, if anyone, to fish? __________ Did you teach them where to fish? _____
Do you gather in the area depicted on the map?_____
What do you gather? _____________________ Who taught you to gather?_________________
Did they teach you where to gather? _____
Whom have you taught, if anyone, to gather?__________
Did you teach them where to gather? ______
Are there other activities you do in the area depicted on the map? _____
What are the activities? ________________________
Who taught you? ____________________ Who have you taught? _________________________
If you are comfortable sharing the information, please mark the general area of your activities on the map.
(x=hunting, o=fishing, =gathering and ///=other activities)
Please include your information if we may contact you. Name: _____________________
Phone: _____________ Email: _________________________
Please return completed forms to:
Land and Culture Department
Education Building, 2nd Floor
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, Oregon 97347
You may also add information directly to our electronic map by visiting http://bit.ly/1gJ88iL (please note the electronic map is not confidential)
If you have any questions, you may contact Eirik Thorsgard, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, at THPO@grandronde.org or 503-879-1630.