Whitman College

Čáw Pawá Láakni – They Are Not Forgotten

Reaching Back While Moving Forward: Presenting Čáw Pawá Láakni - They Are Not Forgotten: Sahaptian Place Names Atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s native place names atlas features over 600 documented names in the Sahaptian language family throughout the 6.4 million acres of original homeland. This twelve year effort was made possible through collaboration of multiple tribal programs, years of scholarship and most importantly, through the collective memory of tribal elders and community. This presentation will feature a forward looking approach from the perspectives of map-making, language preservation, natural and cultural resource perpetuation and the prospects for larger understandings and actions among and between native and non-native communities.

This lecture will be presented by authors and contributors of Čáw Pawá Láakni, Roberta Conner, Jennifer Karson Engum, Dan Haug, and Thomas Morning Owl.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory
324 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, WA

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Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Academic, Social Sciences, General & Interdisciplinary Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies


Free and open to the Public.


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