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Native American Heritage Month: HumanitiesWA Speaker Fern Naomi Renville

Fern Naomi Renville (she/her) is a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, Omaha, and Seneca-Cayuga storyteller, theatre director, and playwright. She is the great-granddaughter of Melinda Cayuga, a Seneca…

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2016 CWU Commencement speaker WA State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu

Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu address CWU Commencement at Ellensburg. Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington Supreme Court in 2014, and subsequently elected for the remainder of a…

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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 7

Ole Jordin talks about his family's roots in Ellensburg, Washington. He describes the Benson hanging, skirmishes with Native Americans, threshing, water disputes, law and order, a saloon…

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Olga Gregorich Audio Interview, part 3

Olga Gregorich (b. June 1905) talks about immigrating from Austria to Ronald, Washington. She talks about home remedies, gardening, holidays, recipes, music, mushrooming, religious traditions, the…

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Slava Gregorich Audio Interview, part 3

Slava Gregorich discusses his family's immigration to Ronald, Washington. He talks about businesses in Ronald, as well as working conditions in the coal mines. He touches on the cost of coal,…

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Marie Burchak Audio Interview, part 1

Marie Budiselich Burchak (b. 1917 in Ronald, Washington) speaks about her family's Yugoslavian roots and cultural traditions. She describes schooling, cooking, languages, home remedies,…

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Harry Forbes Audio Interview, part 8

Harry Forbes (b. 1885) describes his childhood, including time spent in Easton, Cle Elum, and Ellensburg, Washington, in the 1890s. He talks about homesteading in Ellensburg and irrigation along…

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Camilla Saivetto Audio Interview, 1976, part 5

In two interviews, Camilla Saivetto talks about immigrating from Italy and ultimately settling in Roslyn, Washington. She talks about schools, Italian lodges, wine making, gardening, and beer brewing…

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Major Panerio Audio Interview, part 1

Major Panerio (1906-1983) worked as a coal miner and bookkeeper for the Northwestern Improvement Company in Roslyn, Washington. Throughout his life, he remained active in music, leading dance band…

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John Rigek Audio Interview, part 1

John Rigek talks about his family, the Rigeks and Klauses, and his work in the Northwestern Improvement Company coal mines at Cle Elum, Washington. He talks about shooting coal, working conditions in…

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