Oregon State University



Event Details

Native Space with Natchee Barnd

a part of the Chepenefu Lecture Series

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You are invited to join us for the Chepenefu Lecture Series in honor of the Chepenefu Kalapuya people who have inhabited the Marys River Valley (Corvallis, Philomath, and Wren) for thousands of years and who continue their cultural traditions. Natchee Barnd, OSU assistant professor in Ethnic Studies, will give the final lecture in the series: Native Space.

Natchee Barnd is the author of Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism. His local research focuses on both indigenous and minority ethnic cultures. He will present how indigenous communities and individuals sustain and create geographies. There will be a discussion of how this concept applies to the Kalapuya and even more locally to the Chepenefu.

Spring Creek Project is a proud co-sponsor of the Chepenefu Lecture Series with the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club. The lecture series pays tribute to the Chepenefu Kalapuya people of the Marys River Valley. Both the Marys River and its valley were also named Chepenefu, which refers to the place where elderberry are gathered.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm at the Mejestic Theater in Corvallis with doors opening at 6:00 pm. 

Majestic Theater
115 SW 2nd Street