Umatilla Tribal History and Culture in the TriCities Area
Wenix Red Elk Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Join us for a presentation by Wenix Red Elk, the Public Outreach and Education Specialist for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s Department of Natural Resources. She has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and a background in Museology/Museum Studies and Environmental Science in Plant Restoration and Native American Studies.
Wenix will introduce us to tribal history and culture in the TriCities area, including past, present, and future tribal uses of Columbia Point and the Hanford Site. As a First Foods specialist, she will discuss how tribal members have used natural resources in this area, especially the shrub steppe plants and animals.
A short video narrated by David Yarnold, Audubon CEO and President outlining Audubon's Western Water initiative