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Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary's River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 (Kalapuya etc. Treaty), Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.
The President’s Commission on White House Fellows has announced the appointment of the 2022-2023 class of White House Fellows, which includes Elizabeth Ragan, a 2013 graduate of Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
"For me it's like returning some of the heritage back to the area," David Lewis, assistant professor in SLCS said.
Even as its counterparts in the Pacific Northwest allowed their students to achieve a degree in Indigenous studies, Oregon State University for years did not.
Oregon State University researchers will embark in July on a 3½-year partnership with the Yurok Tribe to study what the connections between river quality, water use and the aquatic food web will look like after four Klamath River dams are dismantled.