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“People of the River, People of the Salmon: Then, Now and Tomorrow,” is the title of a Treaty Conference being hosted by the Museum at Warm Springs later this month. It is part of the Museum’s 25th anniversary events. It will focus on the 1855 Treaty and the establishment of the Museum in 1993 as important actions of inherent sovereignty. Also part of the anniversary events is the “Middle Oregon Treaty of 1855 Display” which is currently on view until Nov. 3 at The Museum. The exhibit includes six pages of the original Middle Oregon Treaty of 1855 that established the Warm Springs Reservation. The Treaty pages, which are on loan from the National Archives, were selected by Museum Archivist Evaline Patt. The three-day treaty conference will include speakers and distinguished invited guests from Warm Springs, Native nations of the Columbia River and Pacific Northwest; local and state government officials; and prominent Native American attorneys, scholars, educators and cultural leaders. The Treaty Conference is open to the general public, especially to those interested in tribal affairs. The Conference is free for up to 100 Warm Springs tribal members. Registration is required, first come, first served. To register online, visit treatyconference.com or contact Deb Stacona, Development Officer, The Museum at Warm Springs.

The Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting this afternoon at 12:30 to appoint a new MAC Rec District Executive Director. The MAC has been without an Executive Director since June. The executive director is responsible for District’s overall leadership, direction, and administration.

Smith Rock State Park is hosting the annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration lecture series this month. Each Friday 7 – 8:30 p.m. a different speaker will present their lecture at the Smith Rock State Park Welcome Center in Terrebonne. The lectures are free and open to the public. This Friday’s presentation will be by Loren G. Davis, Ph.D, professor of anthropology at Oregon State University who will present “Forgotten Shores: The Search for Archaeological Evidence of Oregon’s Earliest Coastal Peoples.” There will also be presentations this month Examining Coyote, Native America’s Most Provocative Culture Hero” and the Ancient Languages of the Warm Springs Reservation.”

Nearly every cell phone user across the United States will receive a text message tomorrow titled “Presidential Alert.” The FEMA and the FCC will be conducting the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert system . Cell phone test messages will begin being sent at 11:18am Wednesday. This will be the first nationwide Presidential-level WEA test. The message will test a system allowing President Donald Trump, as well as future presidents, to send out nationwide emergency messages. The Wireless Emergency Alert is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The test will allow FEMA to “assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message to determine whether improvements are needed.”