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.
Members of the Native American community have the option to bypass this application and coordinate with the intertribal cultural resource specialist directly by contacting Maiya Osife at [email protected] or 503-813-7534.
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 Maiya Osife at 503-813-7534 or [email protected].
Memorial Day weekend
Camas gathering at Quamash Prairie
Camas seed gathering at Quamash Prairie