The Museum at Warm Springs will be honored for its 25 years of work preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and serving as a model for cultural institutions seeking to preserve and honor indigenous cultures. The Museum is one of the recipients of the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards. An awards banquet will be held during the Oregon Heritage Conference April 12 at Sunriver Resort. Special guest Louie Pitt, Jr., Director of Governmental Affairs and Planning for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, will share reflections on the heritage of Oregon – the way it was yesterday, the way it is today, and the way it will be tomorrow.
It’s Child Abuse Prevention Month and Warm Springs CPS Staff are hosting an event this Friday starting at 1:30. Everyone is invited. It’s an family friendly activity that’s part of Warm Springs CPS effort to raise awareness of how we can help prevent child abuse through positive activities with our children in our community.
The Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corp is now open to youth starting at age 15 up to 18. It is a great opportunity for youth to gain job skills and learn more about natural resources, while improving public lands and reducing the threat of wildfires. Nearly 100 central Oregon youth will be selected for the summer program and earn $10.75 an hour, working 36 hours a week. The program runs from June 25th through August 16th. Youth crews meet daily in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, La Pine, Crescent, Madras and Warm Springs. Applications must be received by May 1st and are available online at www.heartoforegon.org.