A piece of the sacred meteorite Tomanowos, also known as the Willamette meteorite. It was returned to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde as a donation by the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

A piece of the sacred meteorite Tomanowos, also known as the Willamette meteorite. It was returned to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde as a donation by the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

 

  

  • As Portland’s population grows — bringing more cars, more traffic, and more greenhouse gas emissions — what’s the future of the biggest interstate that cuts through the heart of the city? We’re kicking off a series of conversations about Interstate 5. We start with Tammy Baney, who chairs the Oregon Transportation Commission.

 

  

  • A piece of a meteorite sacred to Native Americans in the Willamette Valley has been returned to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The fragment comes from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, but the meteorite itself resides at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. The meteorite Tomanowos, also referred to as the Willamette Meteorite, is the largest meteorite ever found in the U.S. Travis Stewart is the interpretive coordinator for the Chachalu museum of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He tells us about what Tomanowos means to his people.

 

  

  • Earlier this summer, Oregon Harbor of Hope began using two box trucks containing mobile showers and laundry facilities for people who are homeless. We talk with Harbor of Hope deputy director and operations manager Lisa Marandas and hear from people who are using the facilities.

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