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Traditions and Transitions: Tribal Environmental Stewardship

On July 23, City Club hosts a discussion about tribal environmental stewardship with two representatives from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Cheryle Kennedy, the Tribes’ Chairwoman, will provide an overview of the ways that treaty rights and federal recognition and laws impact the region’s Native Americans, while focusing her attention on what the Grand Ronde are doing to promote culturally informed land and forestry management. Tribal lawyer Lisa Bluelake will discuss inter-tribal and inter-governmental efforts to promote habitat protection, maintain safe fish consumption levels and safeguard cultural and historic rights and practices.


The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde adapt traditional values to modern society by working to preserve and enhance their ancestral lands, which encompass much of western Oregon. Through restoration work on reservation land and partnerships with community organizations, the Grand Ronde also strive to improve salmon and animal habitat more generally in the Pacific Northwest.


Purchase tickets at www.pdxcityclub.org or call 503-228-7231 x110.


Where: The Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland OR 97205


When: Doors open at 11:30 AM, Program begins at 12:15 PM and concludes at 1:15 PM


Transportation and parking: The Governor Hotel is accessible by bus, Portland Streetcar and MAX light rail. A SmartPark garage is located one block away from the Governor Hotel at 730 S.W. 10th Ave.


Cost: Luncheon tickets are $16 for City Club members and up to two guests, $20 for nonmembers. Limited coffee/tea table tickets are $5 and are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. General seating is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. A limited number of $5 coffee/tea tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.


Reservations: Reservations required for lunches only; reservations close at 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the event. Reservations for lunch are strongly encouraged. To reserve a lunch via telephone, individuals (members and non-members) should call our voice mail reservation line, 503-228-7231, ext. 110. A limited number of lunch tickets are generally available at the door. Luncheon tickets reserved after the 2:00 PM Wednesday deadline or purchased at the door will be subject to an additional $4 charge. General seating and coffee/tea tickets will be available at the door.


The generous financial support from corporate sponsors makes City Club’s time-honored luncheons possible. If your company or firm would like to be a Friday Forum sponsor, please contact City Club at 503-228-7231 x104 or email [email protected].