Honoring Nations recently presented an award to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, along with five other exemplary tribal programs.
They were recognized for “Čáw Pawá Láakni” – They Are Not Forgotten – a living atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla nations. It contains 643 data entries of places, waterways, areas, trails, and bodies of water as well as more than 70 maps and illustrations. The atlas is actively utilized to protect treaty rights, assist in the management of natural resources, and transmit traditional cultural, linguistic and ecological knowledge.
The award was presented Oct. 12 during the National Congress for American Indians’ 73rd convention in Phoenix, Arizona. As the flagship program of The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Honoring Nations began in 1998 to recognize and celebrate American Indian governments who were successfully addressing the most pressing issues across Indian country.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. It’s located near Wildhorse Resort & Casino. For more information, visit www.tamastslikt.org.
For more information about Honoring Nations, visit www.hpaied.org or call 617-495-1480.