Tribal Open House: Yuwiititomeu hewilts (sharing our path)
This is a past event. Thursday, November 8 at 6:00pm 8:00pm
Coos History Museum 1210 N. Front St., Coos Bay, OR 97420
Please join the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians for an open house. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn from tribal representatives and scholars about the Tribes' history, art, lifeways and contemporary efforts to protect resources and maintain cultural resilience. Examples of tools, languages and artworks will be provided, with opportunities for individual or small-group discussions with tribal members. Don’t miss the closing ceremony, complete with traditional stories, songs and prayer.
Patricia Whereat-Phillips (Patty) is a Miluk Coos Descendent and enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. She was raised on Kentuck Slough with an understanding and an interest in her tribal history. Patty studied biology at Oregon State University and linguistics at University of Oregon. She has been passionately striving ever since to restore the knowledge of ethnobotany and native languages to her tribal people. Through this journey, Patty has become a talented traditional story teller.