Chamber & Community News…
Please join us at Ecotrust for an evening with the Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT), who will host the world premier of a new film, United By Water, that documents the inspiring journey of local tribal communities to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. It is a film about reconnecting with tribal traditions and with the river that once was so integral to their way of life.
Doors open at 5:30 PM. Brief introductions and the film screening will begin at 6 PM, followed by Q&A.
Please RSVP to reserve your seat.
ABOUT THE FILM:
United by Water has received national attention already with several film festivals accepting the film into their events even before its premier. Directed by Derrick LaMere of War Pony Pictures, this film follows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1940. The film, narrated by famed author Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016—building the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey on the Columbia River, and finally the historic landing at Kettle Falls.
The timely film highlights the need to recognize the importance of reconnecting to the Columbia River and restoring our salmon runs. Not only does the film bring attention to the historic wrongs that blocked salmon from the Upper Columbia River, but it shares the current efforts by UCUT and other tribes to bring forward tribal traditions to help better understand what is lacking in our contemporary society. We need to forge a deeper connection to the waters that bring life to our communities.
Date: Monday, November 27
Time:5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ecotrust invites American Indian community members who are either currently enrolled students, recent graduates, or have commensurate work experience to apply for the 2017-2018 Ecotrust Indigenous Fellowship opportunity.
Ecotrust holds a deep commitment to equity and diversity as core principles integral to the work we do. As we add new members across all levels of the organization, we seek diverse perspectives that will add richness to our evolving organization and networks.
During a 4 to 6-month time period, the Fellow will participate in a career development experience that aligns with one or more of Ecotrust’s program (Forestry, Food & Farms, Fisheries, Knowledge Systems) and/or functional teams (Communications, Finance/Operations, Development) based on the Fellow’s academic background and professional interests. They will have an opportunity to work with Ecotrust to catalyze a shift toward more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems. The program will support the Fellow to participate through either a current project at Ecotrust (see examples below) or an Ecotrust-aligned project initiated by the Fellow. If you are interested in conducting an independent project, please write a brief description or project proposal and attach it with your application.
The Fellow will be supported and mentored throughout the program by an Ecotrust Program Director and the Fellowship Program Coordinator in activities such as developing a work plan, technical assistance, project-related questions and approaches, and the Fellow’s professional development and career goals.
Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word DOC) and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to: email@example.com with this position’s title in the subject line by close of business on the day of the application deadline listed above. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.
The base salary for the Fellowship is contingent on the duration of the project, however salary range will be between $3,000 and $3,500 per month. Travel funds up to $3,000 will be provided for the Fellow’s professional development, such as conferences and meetings or other events and trainings related to specific project work and/or subject matter.
This is a full-time position. Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage.
Saturday December 9th 10am-4pm
Native American Youth and Family Center
5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, Oregon
NAYA is proud to announce that the 7th annual NAYA Winter Marketplace will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 10am – 4pm in the NAYA gymnasium!
Come support our community’s vendors for one-stop Christmas shopping. Arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and more just in time for the holidays!!!
Saturday November 25th 10am-5pm
Mt. Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave, Portland,
A day to celebrate Community with our families and FREE crafts, swimming, roller skating and snacks!
Fry Bread Taco Fundraiser at noon!
This is also an opportunity to get a jump on that special gift from one of our many talented Native
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239