During Makah Days, the members of the Makah Tribe of Neah Bay gather and reunite with the members who have since moved away, to commemorate thousands of years of the Makah ancient culture and the anniversary of becoming citizens of the United States. We welcome everyone to join us, as we celebrate with neighboring tribes from Washington State and First Nations members from Vancouver Island in Canada. Some of our family members come from Vancouver Island since we are closely related to the Nuu-chah-nulth. The first American flag was raised in Neah Bay on August 26th in 1913 though it wasn’t until June 2, 1924 when all Native Americans were granted the right to vote, including the members of the Makah Tribe. We are proud of who we are, where we came from and the contributions from our veterans to World War II, Vietnamese and Korean Wars, and all major conflicts.
The 2018 Annual Meeting theme is Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation. With more than 750 sensational sessions, the Annual Meeting will surely provide unique opportunities to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of anthropology.
Join AAA and thousands of your anthropology friends and colleagues in San Jose, CA, November 14 - 18, to build lasting connections; uncover new career and mentoring opportunities; and explore the latest research across the discipline — all while addressing today’s most pressing issues.
Free event in Burns/Hines, OR!
Portland State University is excited to announce that Archaeology Roadshow is going “on the road” again in 2018, with a Roadshow planned for Burns/Hines on June 9, 2018. They hope to take a minimum of five exhibits from the Portland Roadshow along with the professionals and students who created the activities. We're working with archaeologists, heritage specialists and school groups in Harney County to support their creation of activities that promote heritage on the east side of our fair state. They will host a panel of experts to identify the artifacts visitors bring to the event. Scott Thomas (BLM) has graciously and generously agreed to serve as local coordinator of the Harney County event.
PSU's goal is to use our experience developing the satellite Roadshow in Harney County as a model that could be taken to communities across the state in successive years, as we continue to gain knowledge about best practices (both for Portland events and rural communities) and the financial support becomes secure.
Free event at the Portland State University campus!
This year's theme is 'the Archaeology of Change.' Fundamentally, archaeologists study the ways people, societies, and environments change through time: within a year, over decades, centuries, or even millennia. Sometimes cultures persist in the face of environmental upheavals or cultural shifts; sometimes they don't. Why in some places and times do once highly-mobile people become sedentary? Why do the food choices people make change or not? Why is change sometimes fast or sometimes gradual? Why do some parts of culture persist (and some parts change)? (Chess is one of our favorite examples... 12th c. chess pieces have been excavated from coastal Scotland!) We can think about change across so many fronts (technology, beliefs and religion, family structure, food) it is mind boggling.
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The API Heritage Month Celebration at Seattle Center is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the culture, traditions, and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders through dance, music, and art.
Free admission and family friendly.
Portland Community College and the PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center are proud to present Wacipi – a celebration of Native American culture and tradition.
This cultural event features drum groups and dancers from across the region and attracts more than 1,000 participants each year. It supports the PCC Native American Scholarship Fund and Native American businesses by offering vendor space.
Join Ed Carriere and Dale Croes as they debut their memoir.
Event free with museum admission. Book available for purchase and signing.