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New Oregon Writer's Classic Novel Hits The Big Screen: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog'

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 1:17 p.m.

Kent Nerburn is known for bridging the gap between Native and non-Native cultures. His cult classic is seeing a resurgence here and overseas. "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" is hitting the big screen.

Communities | Environment | Forestry | Land use

Legislation To Provide Land Base For Western Oregon Tribes Passes House

OPB/EarthFix | July 13, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Legislation would convey 32,000 acres of federal land to two tribes and provide forest management authority to a third.

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Klamath Tribes' Perry Chocktoot | Feminist Lindy West

OPB | March 21, 2017 noon

A new Oregon Experience documentary about Native Americans in Oregon aired last night. We listen to an extended interview with Perry Chocktoot with the Klamath Tribes. Then it's a conversation with writer Lindy West.


Proposed EPA Cuts Could Pose Big Problems For Tribes

NWPR/EarthFix | March 10, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Toppenish, Washington

Under a budget proposal by the Trump administration, funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could be slashed — and that could hit Northwest tribes hard.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Making Sure Salmon Can Cross (Under) The Roads In Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 22, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Thousands of road culverts block the way for endangered salmon. That’s why Native American tribes have sued Washington state, which is making fixes to improve fish passage.

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Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 noon

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

TriMet Fare Evaders | Kennewick Man | Logging Under Trump | Russian Doping

OPB | Jan. 5, 2017 noon

A change in the way TriMet fare evaders are prosecuted, an overview of the history of Kennewick man, a guess on what the Trump administration might mean for logging in Oregon and a look at the doping scandal in Russian sports.

Energy | Water | Climate change | Environment

The Northwest Braces For Its Own Standing Rock

Crosscut | Dec. 8, 2016 1:57 p.m. | Seattle

The battle to stop  a pipeline in British Columbia and protect Salish Sea waters on both sides of the border could bring some of the largest environmental protests ever seen in Cascadia.

NW Life | History | local | News | Race In The Northwest

Hood River Man Learns His Family's Surprising Truth

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 8:45 a.m. | Hood River, Oregon

OPB has been asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. Today, a Hood River man with a complicated family history. 

Energy | local | Water | Environment | News

Tribe's Victory Against Dakota Oil Pipeline Celebrated In The Pacific Northwest

KUOW/EarthFix | Dec. 4, 2016 7:45 p.m.

Sunday's victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its battle against an oil pipeline in North Dakota is big news for a tribal member living in the Pacific Northwest.

local | News

Oregon Tribes Get $20 Million In Federal Land Management Settlement

Northwest News Network | Sept. 28, 2016 2:42 p.m.

Oregon’s Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation will receive $20 million as part of the settlement

Politics | Nation | Water | Energy | Environment | News | Land use

How Dakota Access Pipeline Affects The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 4:38 p.m.

Carina Miller, a Warm Springs tribal council member, took in the back-and-forth Dakota Access Pipeline news all while driving back to Oregon from the protest.

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Portland Police Accountability Changes | Standing Rock Protest | Les Zaitz Retires

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 noon

Portland may change its police accountability process. We talk to an Oregonian protesting in North Dakota. And investigative reporter Les Zaitz looks back on his prestigious career.

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News Roundtable | Native American Trade Routes | Olympic Politics

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable takes up the biggest stories of the week. Plus, we learn about early Native American trade routes and get an update from Rio on the behind-the-scenes politics of the Olympics.

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Tribal Disenrollment Reversed | Hiroshima Survivor | Imprisonment Disparities

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 noon

We talk to a survivor of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also, Oregon imprisons African Americans at a high rate. And we talk to a family who won the right to re-enroll in the Grand Ronde tribe.

NW Life | Arts

From Beaver Tail To Stainless Steel: Native Fashion Now At The Portland Art Museum

OPB | Aug. 10, 2016 midnight

Native Fashion Now, a traveling exhibition currently on view at the Portland Art Museum, celebrates more than a half-century of indigenous artists and their work.  

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

A Native American Leader's Legacy Lives On At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

KCTS9/EarthFix | July 18, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders.

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News Roundtable | Exploring Roots Of Friendship In Yoncalla

OPB | July 1, 2016 noon

We analyze some of the biggest stories of the week with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we meet two friends from Yoncalla who found their friendship ran deeper than they imagined.

News | Think Out Loud

Brexit | News Roundtable | Native American Law

OPB | June 24, 2016 noon

Our panel of news watchers discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, the president of the National Native American Law Students Association is a UO student.

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Homeless Campus | News Roundtable | Native Fashion Now

OPB | June 17, 2016 noon

Developer Homer Williams joins us to talk about a new way to address wide-spread homelessness. We discuss some of the biggest stories of week with our panel of news watchers. And we wrap up the hour with a look at the Portland Art Museum's exhibit of Native American designers.