Cultural Connections’ host Dane Tippman is joined once again by Milo Mann and Karen Crump of the Chetco Indian Memorial Project. The goal of this project is to design and construct a historical marker to commemorate the history of the Chetco Indian people. In 2009 the group secured an almost one-half acre plot of land at the Port of Brookings Harbor dedicated in perpetuity to the memorial. This donated property sits directly atop the remains of a Chetco Indian Village site, located near the mouth of the Chetco River.
In this episode, the organization picks out the winners of their recent fundraising raffle! Locals and visitors may have seen their Project’s booth at Fred Meyer or at the Southern Oregon Kite Festival. All proceeds go to support the construction of a bronze statue of Lucy Dick, who is regarded as the last known full-blooded Chetco woman to live in the Chetco valley!
To find out more about the donors, the prizes, and the winners, visit the Chetco Indian Memorial Project’s Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/chetcoindianmemorial.
Listeners who would like to support this effort can make a tax-deductible donation at http://chetcoindianmemorial.com. Click the Donate button at the upper right of the page.
At the time this podcast is published, a Go Fund Me campaign remains active to support the establishment of a statue of Lucy Dick. You can donate through Go Fund Me at https://www.gofundme.com/chetcoindianmemorial.
Host: Dane Tippman
Guests: Milo Mann, Karen Crump
Producer: Dane Tippman
Recording Tech: Dane Tippman
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman
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Photo by Dane Tippman, edited by Jessica Tippman