Columbia Land Trust is partnering with Portland Center Stage for a happy hour preceding an upcoming performance of Crossing Mnisose, the latest play in the Northwest Stories series.
WHEN | Saturday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE | Portland Center Stage
Alan J. Beard Mezzanine
128 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Join us for a pre-show happy hour featuring an interview with Elaine Espirito Harvey of the Rock Creek band of the Yakama Nation and Columbia Land Trust Executive Director Glenn Lamb. Elaine will share some of her family’s history and ancestral ties to the encounters with Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea. We’ll also get her point of view on the Columbia River fishing systems, and how things have evolved, and drastically changed over the last 200 years.
Don’t miss Crossing Mnisose running April 13 to May 5 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage.
Use code LANDTRUST for $10 off!
About Crossing Mnisose
Crossing Mnisose (“minne-show-she”) tells the story of one of America’s first feminists, Sacajawea, and draws a line from a completely original view of Lewis and Clark to the present day, as descendants of the Dakota and Lakota Nations continue their fight for the Mnisose (or what Europeans named the “Missouri River”) and the lands that contain the burials of their ancestors. From celebrated playwright, activist, and attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation), whose Manahatta captivated audiences at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
About Elaine Harvey
Elaine manages the Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Project for the Yakama Nation Fisheries Resource Management Program. In 2018 Elaine was awarded the Biologist of the Year by the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, recognizing her work that initially started the project. Harvey also has a passion for preserving knowledge of traditional tribal foods and works with Gifford Pinchot National Forest to preserve her tribe’s ancestral huckleberry picking grounds.