Land at Willamette Falls is finally in tribal hands again. Now what?
Willamette Falls is one of Oregon's most impressive natural wonders, but chances are you've never seen it up close.
That may eventually change.
On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, travel and outdoor writer Jamie Hale (also the co-host of the fantastic Peak Northwest podcast) talks about the long range plans that the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and other tribes have for the falls.
We talked about the cultural significance of the falls, the long road to this moment and what the tribes' purchase says about the future possibilities of ancestral lands going back into tribal hands.
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