KWSO News Sep. 24, 2018

It was a rainy day for the annual Tribal Celebration at Mt Hood’s Ski Bowl on Saturday but folks dodged the raindrops to take in a day that included presentations by Warm Springs Tribal Members, a vendor area and a powwow.  Owner Kirk Hanna acknowledges Warm Springs’ traditional use of the Mt Hood Area…

This was the eighth annual Tribal Celebration.

On Saturday – Warm Springs Tribal Members participated in the 8th annual Wiwanu Wash Tribal Celebration at Mt Hood’s Ski Bowl.  Visitors checked out the vendors, listened to presentations and took in a powwow.  Ski Bowl Owner Kirk Hanna says the annual event recognizes Warm Springs People historic use of Mt Hood Lands.  Ski Bowl also provides employment opportunities for Tribal Members.

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl accepts applications online – you can view open positions and apply at

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