Popular trails in the Columbia River Gorge recently reopened for the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire in September 2017. 

Popular trails in the Columbia River Gorge recently reopened for the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire in September 2017. 

Debbie Asakawa

  • A new report by the Seattle Indian Health Board looks at the numbers of missing or murdered indigenous women and girls in urban areas. They found six cases in Portland. We’ll talk to Esther Lucero, CEO of the Seattle Indian Health Board, about how they went about collecting this data, and why it hasn’t been reported before.
  • The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act allowed Native American tribes to prosecute non-Natives if they domestically abused a tribal member on Indian land. The act is set to expire this month unless Congress takes action. Chuck Sams, director of communications for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, tells us about the effect the Violence Against Women Act has had, and what would happen if it expires.
  • Some of the most popular trails in the Columbia River Gorge recently reopened for the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire. We hear from Friends of the Columbia Gorge executive director Kevin Gorman about what has changed, what hasn’t and what hikers should watch out for on the trails.
  • When Cody Sheehy was 6 years old he got lost in the woods. Sheehy grew up in the Wallowa Valley of eastern Oregon, so the woods he got lost in were vast. But the 6-year-old decided that he would find his way out. So he followed a forest road and walked around 20 miles to the nearest town. Emma Marris wrote about Sheehy in the latest issue of Outside Magazine. Sheehy tells us how the episode affected his later life.

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