[5/27/17] The Methow Monument Memorial Dedication Event

Date(s) - 05/27/2017
12:00 pm

Pateros Memorial Park

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Cost: Free

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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.