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2021 TRBF This IS Kalapuyan Land Presentation and Panel Discussion

  • May 15, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Live Zoom Webinar https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85933130499



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Steph Littlebird Fogel will present on her 2019 exhibit at the Five Oaks Museum, This IS Kalapuyan Land, an exhibition that challenged representation of Indigenous history in non-Indigenous institutions by physically annotating previous Kalapuyan history interpretation panels, in addition to showcasing contemporary Native artwork. After this presentation, Steph Littlebird Fogel will be joined by Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk, the Cultural Resources Manager at the Five Oaks Museum. Together for this panel discussion, they will talk about the intersections of art, storytelling, and conservation, and the importance of highlighting diverse voices and perspectives in the Tualatin Valley.

Five Oaks Museum website -  https://fiveoaksmuseum.org/

This IS Kalaypuyan Land Exhibition (online) -  https://fiveoaksmuseum.org/exhibit/this-is-kalapuyan-land/



Stephanie Littlebird Fogul Bio – Steph Littlebird Fogel will present on her 2019 exhibit at the Five Oaks Museum, This IS Kalapuyan Land, an exhibition that challenged representation of Indigenous history in non-Indigenous institutions by physically annotating previous Kalapuyan history interpretation panels, in addition to showcasing contemporary Native artwork. After this presentation, Steph Littlebird Fogel will be joined by Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk, the Cultural Resources Manager at the Five Oaks Museum. Together for this panel discussion, they will talk about the intersections of art, storytelling, and conservation, and the importance of highlighting diverse voices and perspectives in the Tualatin Valley.


Steph Littlebird is an artist, writer, curator and registered member of Oregon’s Grand Ronde Confederated Tribes. Steph earned her B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College in Portland, Oregon, she currently lives and works in Las Vegas. Littlebird is known for her vibrant imagery that combines the traditional totem styles of her Indigenous ancestors with contemporary illustration aesthetics. Her work frequently touches upon issues of contemporary tribal identity, cultural survivance, and responsible land stewardship. Aside from her work as a visual artist, Steph is a full time professional tech writer and freelance arts columnist for Oregon Arts Watch magazine. Steph has received three grants from the Art + Science Initiative and is the 2020-21 N.O.A.A. National Artist Fellow. Littlebird is also the recent recipient of a writing grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, and her work has been featured by brands like Luna Bar, U.S.P.S. the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and Wells Fargo.

Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk Bio – 


Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk is the Cultural Resources Manager at Five Oaks Museum in Washington County, OR, where she cares for the museum’s collection and archive of approximately 100,000 cultural heritage items. She also co-manages the guest curator program, which decentralizes the museum's authority in favor of community members to ensure the stories of the region are told authentically and equitably. She holds an MA in Museum Studies and a BA in Anthropology. As an educator and historian, she seeks to make museums sites of social action through being as responsive, inclusive, and accessible as possible.

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Topic: This IS Kalapuyan Land

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