January 23 - March 30, 2014
"Young At Art" Tribal Youth Art Exhibit
The 21st Warm Springs Tribal Member Art Exhibit opened January 23rd. This is a refreshing look at art through the eye's of our youth, from toddlers to high school students. You do not want to miss this fun and creative exhibit!
The Honor Dinner began in 2003 with the TWANAT Award. (Twanat means "to follow" - such as, follow traditions- in the Warm Springs language) The Museum Board of Directors initiated the Honor Dinner to honor individuals who have worked tirelessly on behalf of Native Americans and is an example to all Americans. The Lifetime Achievement Award came a few years later. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the contributions of individuals or groups who support the art and heritage of Oregon's Native American Communities.
We are pleased to present the Twanat Award to Billy Mills, 1964 Olympic Gold Medal Winner at the Tokyo Olympics. Mr. Mills is an Oglala Lakota (Sioux) from the Pine Ridge Reservation. Billy Mills is an inspiration to generations of young athletes, proving that you can achieve your goals and dreams with determination, hard work and skill. Mr. Mills is the National spokesperson for Team Running Strong for American Indian Youth. Billy Mills remains active in Native American causes today.
Tribal Attorney Dennis Karnopp, of Karnopp, Peterson law firm will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Karnopp has worked with the Warm Springs Tribes for over 45 years in topics including Indian Law, dealing with a broad range of complex and legislative issues such as Tribal Sovereignty and the protection of Treaty rights.
The Museum's theme for 2014 is "Celebrating Our Youth". Todays youth are tomorrows leaders, Mr. Dennis Karnopp and Mr. Billy Mills both strive to engage, support, encourage and advocate for our youth.
The Honor Dinner will be held at The Tiger Woods Center in Beaverton, Oregon. For more information, please call The Museum at 541.553.3331.
If you are interested in helping to sponsor this event, we will be happy to give you information.
Registration & Sponsorships
|$10,000||Twanat Sponsor- receives two tables of 8 people|
|$5,000||Traditions Sponsor- receives one table of 8 people|
|$2,500||Council Circle Sponsor- receives one table of 8 people|
|$250||Soaring Eagle- Per person|
|$100||Friend of The Museum- Per person|
N'chi Wanapum Annual Canoe Journey
Cedar canoes are the traditional mode of transportation for people of the Pacific Northwest and the Columbia Plateau. Warm Springs has nurtured a youth group of the community for 3 years now participating in Canoe Journey in a successful effort to revive cultural teachings, songs, and dance. Each year around July, more than a 100 canoes from as many as 90 US Tribes, Canadian First Nations and New Zealand and an estimated 12,000 people participate in the annual Tribal Canoe Journeys. "We pull together; we sing and dance; and we share our culture – everthing in honor of our past, present and future generations." This year 2013, N'chi Wanapum joins other canoe families as they "Paddle to Quinalt."
Huckleberry Harvest Dinner
|Friend of The Museum (Each person)||
|Soaring Eagle (each person)||
|Council Circle Sponsor (table for 8 people)||$2500|
|Traditions Sponsor (table for 8 people)||$5,000|
|TWANAT Sponsor (2 tables for 8 people)||$10,000|
|For reservations please call: 541.553.3331 or email email@example.com|
Native American Heritage Art Market, Celebrating Native American Heritage Month November 23