Native American Heritage Month Resources – 2022
Engage with our partners who serve Native American communities and tribes in Oregon and beyond.
- In 1953 farsighted tribal leaders in the Northwest formed the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and dedicated it to tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Today, ATNI is a nonprofit organization representing 57 Northwest tribal governments from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana. ATNI is an organization whose foundation is composed of the people it is meant to serve.
- CRITFC coordinates management policy and provides fisheries technical services for the Yakama, Warm Springs, Umatilla, and Nez Perce tribes. CRITFC’s mission is to ensure a unified voice in the overall management of the fishery resources, and as managers, to protect reserved treaty rights through the exercise of the inherent sovereign powers of the tribes.
- Enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education
- Bring a valuable perspective to contemporary life. Inspire healing within indigenous communities and among Native peoples and the general population. Provoke thought, spark discussion, explore solutions and add a vital contribution to our communities and world.
Learn from the 9 Federally Recognized tribes and non-federally Recognized tribes in Oregon.
- Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
- Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
- Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
- Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw
- Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Reservation
- Chinook Indian Nation
- Cowlitz Indian Tribe
- Coquille Indian Tribe
- Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians
- Klamath Tribes
- Burns Paiute Tribe
Use these resources to learn more about Native history, ancestral land, and Oregon-specific cultural traditions.
- Know What Ancestral Land You’re On
- Historical Photos Offer A Glimpse Into Native Oregonians’ Lives
- Meanings Behind Oregon’s Place Names
- Indigenous Library for Kids
- First Foods & Natural Resource Management
- Oregon First Foods
- Loss of Native Land Overtime – Map