Portland Playhouse Roald Dahl Matilda the Musical Portland Oregon
Indigenous History & Resilience

This series focuses on different aspects of Oregon’s contemporary Tribal culture and explores how traditional ways of life have continued forward throughout colonization and settlement of Oregon. This collection of writings and interviews showcases the history and resiliency of Oregon’s First Peoples.

Writer Steph Littlebird is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and photographer Joe Cantrell is Cherokee.


  • Steph Littlebird talks with Dave Miller on OPB’s Think Out Loud about what Indigenous resilience means in Oregon.
  • Steph Littlebird talks about the importance of visibility in this feature produced by The Oregon Community Foundation.
  • Several stories in the series were selected as the common reading assignment for incoming Lewis & Clark students.
  • The story about Greg Archuleta and Lifeways was reprinted in CONDITIONS, a collaborative publication of The Center for Art Research at the University of Oregon and The Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Program. It was also republished as part of the Visual Arts Ecology Project, a joint venture of The Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Program and the Oregon Arts Commission.


Seeding Justice/MRG Foundation
Collins Foundation
Oregon Cultural Trust
The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program
Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

Reimagining the museum with a Native lens

Steph Littlebird’s series “Indigenous Resilience in Oregon” continues with a feature on the Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center.

City of Hillsboro Walters Cultural Arts Center Raye Zaragoza Hillsboro Oregon
Portland Opera The Marriage of Figaro Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Corrib Theatre Woman and Scarecrow Portland Oregon
City of Hillsboro Community Mural Dedication M&M Marketplace Hillsboro Oregon
Local 14 Art Show and Sale World Forestry Center Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers All-Night Vigil Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Orion Quartet The Old Church Portland Oregon
Seattle Opera, Alcina, Handel's Story of Sorcery, McCaw Hall, Seattle Washington
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial, Willamette University, Salem Oregon
Hallie Ford Museum of Art at 25, Highlights from the permanent collection, Willamette University, Salem Oregon
Portland Playhouse Roald Dahl Matilda the Musical Portland Oregon
Literary Arts Presents the Portland Book Festival Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Sharing Stories Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Maryhill Museum of Art Columbia Gorge Washington
Portland State University College of the Arts
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