Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde Victorious,Take Back Willamette Falls

“Cheryle at Willamette Falls” Image via Grande

The event Tuesday with the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde was a groundbreaking of sorts that represents one of the clearest steps forward at Willamette Falls after nearly a decade of planning.

A blessing prayer was said, and then an excavator finally tore into the crumbling old Blue Heron Paper Mill site in Oregon City, a building that’s long been a blight on the landscape of Native ancestral land. This was a ceremonial demolition, with far more planning to come, but it’s a first step for the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde to take back what was theirs.

Image via Grande

→ Continue reading at That Oregon Life

Related articles


Share article

Latest articles