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Native Voices Symposium on Native American Art and Literature

December 20, 2016

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DeLanna Studi plays Marie Dorion, one of the few Native Americans and the only woman on the overland journey to Astoria.


Chris Coleman's adaptation of Astoria tells the story of two journeys across land and sea to the modern day city of Astoria, Oregon. In Part I, the overland party journeys from Missouri to Oregon, and interacts with five native tribes each representing different native languages and cultures. In Part II, premiering in 2018, tribes native to the Northwest will be prominently featured, as Astoria becomes an epicenter of the Northwest fur trade.


Learn more about the languages and cultures that the journeymen interacted with at this special symposium on the indigenous history, art and contemporary issues of the Columbia river peoples and hear from individual artists and experts representing those cultures. Deana Dartt, PhD, an independent scholar and curator, will moderate a panel including Elizabeth Woody, Oregon Poet Laureate (Warm Springs/Yakama), Tony Johnson (Tribal Chair of the Chinook Nation), and David Lewis, PhD, Ethnohistorian (Grand Ronde).


Sunday, January 22

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, no reservation or ticket required. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be available.


Use the Promo Code "VOICES" for $10 off your ticket to Astoria!

(Not available on previously discounted tickets or area 4 seating, subject to availability)



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