Tribal Participation and Resources

Since its beginnings in 2012, the Archaeology Roadshow has provided an opportunity for archaeologists and heritage specialists – representing universities, Tribes, federal and state agencies, museums, nonprofit organizations, and private companies – to share their passion and knowledge about archaeology, history, and heritage with the public.  A key goal is to encourage visitors to look beyond the superficial appeal of artifacts, the ancient objects we can hold in our hand– to appreciate what we can learn from these belongings and respect the people and cultures who created them.  

While Tribes have contributed in various ways to Roadshow events each year, the Roadshow Planning Committee would like to increase this participation, given how central Tribes are to cultural resource protection and management in our region.  With increased Tribal input, visitors to our events would have the opportunity to learn more about Tribal history, cultural programs, and perspectives on heritage protection; and nonTribal archaeologists and heritage specialists participating in activities would have the opportunity to get to know Tribal representatives.

In 2023, to encourage greater Tribal involvement, we have created an honorarium/stipend program, where we will be giving a $500 honorarium to a Tribal cultural committee or a Tribal Historic Preservation Office that hosts a booth or activity at one of our venues.  A Tribe who wishes to host a booth at multiple venues (for example, Central Oregon and The Dalles) would receive a $500 honorarium for each venue.    

For individual Tribal members who contribute to our events, by giving a welcome at an Opening Ceremony, or serving on our Expert panel, or sharing knowledge at a booth, for example, we will provide a $200 honorarium.   

If you represent a Tribal cultural committee or are an individual Tribal member who wishes to learn more about this program and how to participate at one or more of our events, please email us ( and we’ll discuss how this might work.

We very much hope to continue this program in 2024, so check back as we line up future events across Oregon next year.

2023 Event Dates:

Portland on PSU Campus – Saturday, May 13th
Central Oregon at the Deschutes Historical Museum – Saturday, May 27th
Harney County at Hines Park – Saturday, June 24th
The Dalles at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center – Saturday, November 18th

Questions?   Please contact us at

The Roadshow supports activities that convey what we can learn from archaeology, how it contributes to a broader understanding of our place in the world today, why we need to protect it, and the deep connections archaeology and heritage have to Indigenous people and other descendant populations.

Virtual Exhibits

We also want to continue adding content to our website in the form of virtual exhibits created by you, our community partners. These exhibits could showcase what your organization does or has accomplished in support of heritage in our state. They could be blogs, short videos, downloadable activities for children, etc., that show ways heritage matters to the public.

If you would like to submit a Virtual Exhibit please contact us at

Please review the “Best Practices Guide” to help you create a virtual exhibit that tells “your story” in the most effective way possible.

Also visit to refresh your memory and spark ideas.

Questions?   Please contact us at