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Join us at the 11th Annual Women in Prison Conference at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, presented by The Portia Project and co-sponsored by the Oregon Justice Resource Center, ACLU of Oregon, and Soroptimist International of Eugene. Red Lodge Transition Services will present at this all-day conference, along with other speakers from both Oregon and Washington. The Keynote this year will be the Honorable Darleen Ortega of the Oregon Court of Appeals. As always, the conference will be free and open to the public. A complimentary continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served. RSVP at WIPConference2014@gmail.com
WACIPI Fifteenth Annual Traditional Powwow
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Sylvania Campus, Health Technology Building (HT)
12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219
Doors open at 12 noon
For more powwow detail, click here.
Please join them for an extraordinary campus and community celebration. This cultural event features drum groups and dancers from across the region and attracts more than 1,000 participants each year. It supports the PCC Native American Scholarship Fund and Native American businesses by offering vendor space. Red Lodge Transition Services will be present offering beautiful reproduction art work created and donated by Native American men and women in prison, and community artists who wish to show their support. Stop by the Red Lodge booth and check out our beautiful note cards, calendars, and prints for sale. Proceeds from the art work go toward the women’s transition house fund.
Red Lodge volunteer, Millie Wahl, honored by the Spirit Mountain Community Fund for her incredible volunteer work – more than 700 hours in four years at Red Lodge – giving positive and healing energy to others.
“All I wanted to do is let my life be a message that people do change. It can get better.” – Millie Wahl
Read more about Millie, the amazing work of Red Lodge, and the Ye? Ian Lima award: Red Lodge honors local woman, Herald and News, By LACEY JARRELL, Jan. 4, 2014
” ‘I thought about what makes Millie so outstanding. She is so good at giving positive, healing energy to someone having a bad day,’ Jordan said. …
A large portion of Wahl’s service hours include tabling at events and powwows across the state, supporting the organization’s Native American art program, and assisting Red Lodge clients in just about every facet of their lives. Most everyone knows Wahl doesn’t shy away from discussing the source of her altruistic passion.
“I’ve been in and out of prison and jail since I was 19,” said Wahl, now 44.
She explained it was at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Ore., during her 13th incarceration, that she met Jordan and mentors from Red Lodge. She remembers mentors visiting the prison regularly, speaking with Native American women and hosting Sweat Lodge ceremonies. Before then, she had never participated in a ceremony. The mentors fostered a sense of community in Wahl, and she began to see her life could be much different.
“It was like hope. They were very compassionate,” she said. “When I started to look up to other women, I was inspired by them.”
November 7, 2013
6pm – 9pm
Ecotrust – Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center (2nd Floor)
721 NW 9th
Ave. Portland, OR 97209
Join us for an evening featuring the Native American Prison Art Project –Art available for purchase – Small Plates – Traditional Native Music –
Brief Presentation on the work of Red Lodge Transition Services
Hosted by Ecotrust via a Community Grant Award
Made possible through a sponsorship from Northwest Health Foundation
(The art will be displayed throughout the month of November)
Trish Jordan, Executive Director of Red Lodge, was interviewed by Karen James on KBOO’s Prison Pipeline Program (June 10, 2013).
Karen James with Trish Jordan, Executive Director of Red Lodge Transition Services. Native Americans account for less than two percent of Oregon’s population, but make up four percent of its prison population. Working in the prisons as religious service volunteers who advocated for religious freedom and human rights, they recognized the need to bridge prison with community. They formed Red Lodge that helps Native women rebuild their lives after incarceration, often helping them reconnect to Native spirituality and culture.
Featuring Cody Blackbird, Native American Music Awards, Flutist of the Year, and Ed Edmo, Traditional Storyteller performing “Grandma Chokecherry”
Purchase Tickets Online Today at: Friends of Red Lodge: Little Spring Moon
P.O. Box 55157
Portland, OR 97238