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Educational Opportunities

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University of Oregon offers Opportunities Program at Grand Ronde


The University of Oregon will offer an Opportunities Program will be hosting an event at the Adult Education Building on the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation.  On Thursday, Nov. 20, families and students will meet at 5:30pm for  a college enrichment program that will benefit the whole family. Specifically, the program aims to increase the opportunities for first generation, low income and underrepresented students at Oregon universities and colleges.


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Presidential Proclamation on Native American Heritage Month


The indigenous peoples of North America -- the First Americans -- are honored during the month of November during Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans have woven rich and diverse threads into the tapestry that is America. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proud to celebrate the ancestry and time-honored traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives, who have guided our land stewardship policies, added immeasurably to our cultural heritage, and demonstrated courage in the face of adversity. From the American Revolution to combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, they have fought valiantly in defense of our Nation as dedicated servicemen and women. November is set aside to commorate a people who have distinguished themselves as inventors, entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders, and scholars.


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Puyallup Tribal biologist at work

Justin Paul, salmon biologist for the Puyallup Tribe, conducts a survey in the upper White River watershed. Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Tribal Biologists Working to Save Threatened Chinook Salmon


Check out this story about the work of biologists from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians working to save threatened spring chinook salmon in the White River on the Puget Sound. Conservation stories like this celebrate the dedicated efforts of northwest tribes to build human capacity, save threatened and endangered species, and protect important natural and cultural resources.


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