A Tribal Youth Water Summit for young tribal leaders is being held August 10-16, 2019 in Eugene at the University of Oregon. The summit is a week long, leadership and education experience and intended to bring together likeminded tribal youth with a passion for natural resources, education and social action. Leadership comes in all forms, from speaking out to being an active citizen in your community. During the summit 20-25 tribal youth ages 15-19 years old will be exposed to university life and classroom learning about the tribal world view of water, the science of water, water policy, community engagement, and social action. Selected participants housing and meals will be sponsored. Travel costs are on your own. Registration is limited and available until all of the slots are filled – visit https://www.changingcurrents.net/youth-summit to apply.
A woman who worked at a Madras assisted living home was arrested for allegedly stealing hydrocodone from three residents. The Bend Bulletin reports Caitlin Michelle Hulsey, 24,, of Madras, is on release from Jefferson County jail while awaiting trial on seven criminal counts — including three for first-degree criminal mistreatment — for crimes allegedly committed while she was an employee of East Cascade Retirement Community. She’s scheduled to be arraigned on an indictment next week.
More than 250 people from 41 tribes around the US and Canada attended the Tribes and First National Climate Summit this week. The two day conference in Spokane featured speakers and representatives from Native American tribes discussing the effects of climate change on indigenous people. Speakers addressed deforestation, fires, decreases in fish populations along with how climate change could affect the tribes that rely on the environment’s health.
An autopsy revealed that human remains found by a camper west of Sunriver on Sunday were that of a white male between the ages of 18 and 40, officials said Wednesday. Deschutes County Sheriff’s detectives are working with the medical examiner’s office and Oregon State Police Forensic Lab to review the information from the autopsy as they continue working to identify the man. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call non-emergency dispatch at Deschutes County Sheriff’s office.