[5/27/17] The Methow Monument Memorial Dedication Event
Date(s) - 05/27/2017
Pateros Memorial Park
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WHAT: The Methow Monument Memorial Dedication Event
INTERVIEWEE: Mark Miller @ 509.733.1876
Where: Pateros Memorial Park (beside Howard’s on the River)
When: Saturday, May 27th at Noon.
Why: To honor the Methow Tribe.
* Dedication ceremony will include:
MC/spokesperson Randy Lewis, artist and descendent of the Methow Tribe;
Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders;
Richard Hart, Award winner of the the Peace and Friendship Award from the Washington State Historical Society Board of Trustees;
Arnold Cleveland, local native flutist;
Artist Virgil “Smoker” Marchand, member of the Colville Confederated Tribe, who created the sculptures for the Memorial;
Bobbi Hall, descendent of the Methow Tribe, who’s Senior Project was recreating rock images found throughout the Methow Valley onto concrete tiles that are part of the Monument.
*After the ceremony, refreshments will be served to those attending, including smoked salmon, fry bread and baked beans provided by the Colville Tribe; salads and cupcakes along with bottled water.
*Endorsed by the Okanogan County Historical Society,
Pateros City Council,
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Douglas County PUD,
*The Monument consists of a permanent Salmon Bake wood-fired oven; interpretative signs; a traditional tepee; sculptures; and a gravel walkway lined by native plants; the traditional encampment during the annual salmon harvest.