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Community Conversation with Margaret Johnson, Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:00pm (Photo) - 07/21/17

On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Heritage Station Museum in Pendleton- Join beadworker Margaret Johnson and folklorist Josh Chrysler for a closer look at one of the many living cultural traditions of the Four Rivers region.

Margaret Johnson was born to a Scots father and Crow/Chippewa/Cheyenne mother, and grew up near the Colville Reservation in Washington, where her mother's parents lived. Her husband and children are enrolled members at the CTUIR. She learned to bead when she was about 14 from elders at Colville. "Besides my family," she says, "beadwork is my passion." Join us as Margaret shares knowledge, stories, and memories of her experiences with beadworking traditions. This will be an open conversation so bring your questions! This program is made possible by the Four Rivers Cultural Center, the Oregon Folklife Network, Heritage Station Museum, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This is in a series of programs developed by Josh Chrysler, Staff Folklorist at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. Chrysler has been hired on contract by Four Rivers Cultural Center through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help produce programs and exhibits that celebrate the traditional culture and folklife of eastern Oregon.

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Four Rivers Cultural Center Presents James Dionne, Thursday, July 20th, 2017 (Photo) - 07/17/17

Four Rivers Cultural Center wants to inspire you to explore the living histories in the Western Treasure Valley. Come learn from James Dionne, Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Four Rivers Cultural Center- Join James Dionne to hear about Native Ceremony Traditions Chippewa and Cree, sweat lodges and traditional powwow dancing and their spiritual significance to Native history.

This is part of a 4 part series of Living Traditions from Four Rivers Region brought to you with the support of the National Endowment for Arts and Oregon Folklife Network.

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Oregon Folklife Network collaboration with Radio Tierra brings folk & traditional musicians to Oregon's airwaves - 06/29/17

The Oregon Folklife Network is excited to announce an upcoming live radio broadcast that features folk and traditional artists from the Hood River area:

"Radio Tierra is hosting our third annual Mayor's Independence Eve live broadcast from the Bingen Theater, 201 Oak Street from 7 -- 9 PM on July 3. Our program celebrates this much-loved holiday from the immigrant's perspective. We invite you to join us!!

Come join the Mayors from Hood River, White Salmon and Bingen as we celebrate diversity and the best of who we are as a community and nation. This year, Radio Tierra collaborated with the Oregon Folklife Network to include the traditional music and culture keepers of the mariachi group Los Temerosos, of the norteƱo music of Los Amigos de la Sierra and gospel music by The Mathews family gospel singers. And there will be much much more!

The two-hour program will be broadcast live at 95.1 FM in Hood River, OR, 96.7 FM in Carson, WA, 95.9 FM in Stevenson, WA, 107.1 FM in Parkdale, OR and 107.7 FM in The Dalles, OR throughout the Columbia River Gorge I- 84 corridor in both Spanish and English and replayed several times throughout the day on the Fourth of July.

We hope you will be able to join us for this free program. However, if you are unable to come in person, tune in to "The Beat of the Gorge" Radio Tierra July 3, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 PM or again all day on the Fourth of July.

Happy Fourth of July!"

Radio Tierra is a Hood River based non-profit radio station that seeks to bring together diverse populations in order to promote mutual understanding, community support, and opportunities for community development with a focus on bilingual broadcasts. For more information about Radio Tierra, visit https://radiotierra.org/

The OFN collaborated with Radio Tierra in a Regional Collaborative Partnership to provide opportunities for local folk and traditional musicians. Regional Collaborative Partnerships are made possible by funding from by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, Folk & Traditional Arts Program. The OFN is administered by the University of Oregon and is supported in part by grants from the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, contact Makaela Kroin, OFN Program Coordinator, makaelak@uoregon.edu, (541) 346-3820.

To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please use #Oregonfolk. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov. Follow OFN on Twitter @OregonFolklife and follow us on Facebook at Oregon Folklife Network.