Co-sponsored by the Oregon Folklife Network
UO Many Nations Longhouse
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
5 – 8 PM
From Gordon Bettles, Many Nations Longhouse Steward:
The University of Oregon Many Nations Longhouse is continuing the Native American tradition of Storytelling. This has to occur during the winter season in order to be proper. To do so otherwise is to invite winter to stay overlong. It is preferred to have respected Tribal Storytellers do the ‘telling’ in order to hear stories told correctly.
Virginia Beavert, who is now in her nineties, is a Elder of the Yakama Tribe. She has heard the stories since she was very young and is a delightful Storyteller. Virginia received her Ph.D. in Linguistics and teaches at the Northwest Indian Language Institute.
George Wasson, an Elder of the Coquille Indian Tribe, is a retired professor at the University of Oregon. He was instrumental in the creation of the Native American Student Union. George’s Coquille stories will make you laugh and think at the same time.
Ed Edmo is from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and grew up with the Columbia River Tribes. Ed is an accomplished poet, entertainer in several mediums and lately was on the Portlandia television show. Ed has been telling stories since….who can remember how long.