Cultural resource use
Metro manages public lands that are part of lands ceded from regional tribes and recognizes the unique relationship tribal people in the region have to this land. In collaboration with greater Portland’s Native American community, Metro has developed a culturally appropriate process for Native Americans to access land for cultural events, culturally significant plant material harvesting or ceremony space. Information about this process is below.
Members of the Native American community have the option to bypass this application and coordinate with the Indigenous Community Liaison directly by contacting Isabel LaCourse at [email protected] or 503-517-6981.
In partnership with the regional Native American Community Advisory Council, Metro strives to provide events and opportunities for members of the Native American community to have safe access to First Foods and cultural resources in regional parks and natural areas. For more information about upcoming events, contact Isabel LaCourse at [email protected] or 503-517-6981.
Memorial Day weekend
Camas gathering at Quamash Prairie
Camas seed gathering at Quamash Prairie