Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, September 01, 2013, Page 14, Image 12

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Smoke Signals
Culture Corner
Upcoming Culture Classes
Grand Ronde Area
Portland Area
Eugene Area
Jf Cultural Highlight
Chinuk Wawa
Wednesdays, Noon -1:00 pm
CTGR Adult Ed, Room 126
Sept 5 & 19, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
CTGR Adult Ed, Room 207
Dancing & Drumming
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
CTGR Adult Ed, Room 126
Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:00 pm
CTGR Adult Ed, Room 126
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 4:00 pm
CTGR Elders Activity Center
Chinuk Style Basketry
Sept 18-19, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
CTGR Adult Ed, Room 207
Pre-registration Required
Chinuk Wawa
Wednesdays, 5:30 7:30 pm
CTGR Portland Office
Mondays, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
CTGR Portland Office
Button Blankets
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
CTGR Portland Office
Chinuk Wawa
Sept 9 & 23, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Lamb Cottage
Sept 10 & 24, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Lamb Cottage
CTGR Portland Office
4445 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland. OR 97239
Button Blankets
Sept 11 & 18, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Lamb Cottage
September 16, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Lamb Cottage
CTGR Adult Education and
CTGR Elders Activity Center
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
Grand Ronde Tribal members:
No charge for the classes or materials.
Grand Ronde Tribal member spouses, family and
descendants: No charge for classes, see materials
Members enrolled in any other federally
recognized Tribe: $10 per class, see materials
All others: $15 per class, see materials below.
Materials: If materials for a class are required,
there is no charge for Grand Ronde Tribal mem
bers. All others must bring their own materials,
use donated, if available, or reimburse for any
materials provided. See instructor for details.
Lamb Cottage
(located in Skinner Butte Park)
101 Cheshire Road
Eugene, OR 97401
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Pre-Registration Information.
For classes requiring
pre-registration contact
Flicka Lucero, Cultural Education
Secretary, at 503-879-2268
With the help of Tribal Members and John McCallin, the Tribe built its very own 24-foot
canoe, which seats 13 youth or 7 adults.
John McCallin previously built the Tribe's 33-foot canoe as well as others for neighboring
tribes. He studied traditional canoe designs along the west coast, taking pictures and
measurements as he went. Due to his naval engineering background, he was able to use
those pictures and measurements to create canoe blueprints using CAD (Computer-Aided
Design); bringing traditional design and modern technology together. Due to this
experience, John was asked by the Cultural Education and Outreach Program to teach a
canoe building class, which was offered in May of this year.
As a result of the class, Tribal Members, including Bobby Mercier and Brian Krehbiel from
the Cultural Education and Outreach Program, were able to build the Tribe's 24-foot canoe named ulXayu, which means seal in chinuk wawa. The
canoe will be presented at a naming ceremony to be held in con
junction with the plankhouse's birthday in October.
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Both ulXayu and the Tribe's 33-foot canoe were taken on Canoe
j Journey this year. While camping during canoe journey, Brian took
. kjds out In ulXayu and taught each of them how to skipper. With
increased interest of Tribal Members to participate in Canoe
Journey and canoe building, Brian is looking forward to making
more canoes for the Tribe. Personally, he is hoping to build a
40-foot ocean-going canoe.
For additional information visit ht.t)):vvyy.gii:apdrojl?.orgcuiture or contact Flicka Lucero, Cultural Education Secretary, at 503-879-2268
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