Chief Joseph Monument Dedication (2012)

During this time of uncertainty, I would like to offer my friends and followers to watch this video production from Joseph, Oregon (July 27, 2012), “The Chief Joseph Monument Dedication”. ~Angelika Ursula

Joseph, Oregon (July 27, 2012) — In front of more than one hundred people, Chief Joseph Monument Dedication turned into a spiritual experience. Young Chief Joseph has returned home, if not with his remains, but his spirit, Horace Axtel, Nimiipuu Elder said during the conclusion of the dedication.

Joseph Eagles Ladies finish 2020 Season with 5th in State

#14 Joseph Eagles Madelyn Nelson at the 1A Girls Basketball State Championship in Baker City, Oregom
#14 Joseph Eagles Madelyn Nelson at the 1A Girls Basketball State Championship in Baker City, Oregom

Only the top eight make it to the 1A Girls Basketball State Championship and the Joseph Eagles Ladies were one of them! District Champions and seeded as #5 in the state after the regular season they continued to eliminate their opponents reaching the semi-final in Baker City, Oregon. 

Nixyaawii Golden Eagles finish 3rd in the 2020 1A Boys Basketball State Championship

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou
Amid massive environmental destruction due to a historic flood affecting not only Pendleton but also the home of the Nixyaawii Community School and the Umatilla Indian Reservation, sheer determination, pride and honor pulled a community and tribal members together to continue the journey of the Nixyaawii Golden Eagles’ soaring above the storm to make it to the 1A Boys Basketball State Championship in Baker City, Oregon.  

Joseph Eagles Ladies advance to Semi-Final eliminating Damascus Christian

It was a season to remember. The Joseph Charter School experienced a serious fire in their gym on January 16, making the facility out of order for the rest of the season. To the rescue came the Enterprise School District seven miles down the road, who immediately offered their facilities to continue and finish the Eagles’ 1A basketball season. 
At the end of the regular season, the Joseph Eagles’ ladies placed 5th in the state after winning the 2A Old Oregon League District Championship. 

Hinmut-too-yah-lat-kekeht aka Young Chief Joseph – Last of the big Chiefs

Originally published By Wild Horses in the annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Souvenir Program

RESPECT! Young Chief Joseph would have been 180 years old today, March 3, 2020. He is commemorated in dozens of ways. His likeness is everywhere, it seems, and his name is ubiquitous.
A town is named after him, as is a hotel, a rodeo, and a mountain. Thousands of faces and names have faded into the past, but his endures and will continue to endure as long as we honor the factual history and remember the suffering of Indians.