What an extraordinary year 2022 was for the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society. We reached many of our goals during 2022. With the help of our Capital Campaign Director, Stephen Reichard, we were able to reach our $2.5 million capital campaign obligation, as well as, $500,000 for the interior of the building. Needless to say,… Continue reading 2022 Annual Report
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The Elder Experience – An Interview with Tribal Elder Ed Ben
By Teresa Simmons, Vice Chair, Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society It would be impossible to adequately convey the full story of Edmond Ben’s life in the space available. To say he’s an institution would be an understatement. What I can do is give you a brief outline and a small glimpse of Ed Ben’s… Continue reading The Elder Experience – An Interview with Tribal Elder Ed Ben
Moffitt family donates artifacts found near Waldport to Tribe
By Teresa Simmons, Vice Chair, Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society On the morning of March 11, 2023 the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society Board of Directors hosted a reception in the STAHS Boutique and Museum that was followed by the actual noon groundbreaking ceremony for the permanent museum, Ghii Dee-Ne Dvn: A Place… Continue reading Moffitt family donates artifacts found near Waldport to Tribe
by Angela Ramirez, Treasurer, Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society In January 2023, Eddie Ben was on vacation and stopped in at a bead shop in Jackson, California. Up in the rafters was a Siletz basket. The owner said it has been sitting up in the rafters for over 20 years. They had only taken… Continue reading Coming Home!
The Elder Experience – An interview with Siletz Tribal Elder Jane John
By Teresa Simmons, Vice Chair, Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society We think we know our Elders, but do we? I had the opportunity to sit and visit with Jane (Service) John in February. You know when you take the time to listen, really listen, you learn things. A lot of living goes into 80… Continue reading The Elder Experience – An interview with Siletz Tribal Elder Jane John
It’s All About Eels…
Submitted to the Siletz News for the May 2022 issue by Teresa Simmons, Vice Chair, Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society In 1996, Skakol: The Decline of the Siletz Lamprey Eel Population During the 20th Century, an eel study about the decline of the eel on the Siletz River, was published. It consists of 19… Continue reading It’s All About Eels…
STAHS Breaks Ground on Museum!
It’s really happening! After many long years of planning by the small volunteer Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society Board, we have broken ground for the Siletz Cultural Center and Museum. Aptly named “Ghii De-Nee Dvn” or “A Place for the People” it’s a dream being realized. https://vimeo.com/807280019 March 11, 2023 The primary goal of… Continue reading STAHS Breaks Ground on Museum!
The STAHS Board of Directors is pleased to announce we have exceeded our first goal in the Capital Campaign. Our next goal is to raise funds for the interior display cabinetry and the other items necessary within the museum and cultural center. To celebrate this achievement, there will be a public ceremonial groundbreaking on Saturday,… Continue reading Ceremonial Groundbreaking
Indigenous People’s Day Celebration – 2022
By Teresa Simmons, STAHS Vice Chair An estimated 250 people attended the celebration for Indigenous People's Day hosted by the Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society (STAHS) on October 10, 2022. Some traveled from areas as far as Springfield, Oregon and even those on their travels all the way from Alabama. Friends and supporters of… Continue reading Indigenous People’s Day Celebration – 2022
Blessing by Loraine Butler
The Board of Directors for the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society (STAHS) wants to express our gratitude to all of those that have supported the Capital Campaign over the last two years. To be able to raise our $2.5 million contribution to the construction of the museum exterior throughout a worldwide pandemic speaks volumes… Continue reading Blessing by Loraine Butler