"Raise the Deschutes" Seminar Series Continues in 2023 With Seminar on Indigenous Water Rights

January 19, 2023
"Raise the Deschutes" Seminar Series Continues in 2023  With Seminar on Indigenous Water Rights


Marisa Hossick, Communications Director

Deschutes River Conservancy



Learn how water, salmon, and future generations are all interconnected during Indigenous Water Rights: The Importance of Water to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

BEND, ORE –On January 26th, the Deschutes River Conservancy is hosting its 6th Raise the Deschutes seminar series. This month’s seminar will be exploring the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs’ profound cultural connection to water.

The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC), in concert with many of its local partners, is continuing with its popular Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series. The series provides an opportunity to learn about water in the Deschutes Basin, challenges with water supply, and solutions for resiliency.

In this seminar, Warm Springs Secretary-Treasurer/CEO, Bobby Brunoe will be sharing the Tribe’s cultural stake in the Deschutes Basin. Brunoe also serves as the Deschutes River Conservancy’s board chair.

The monthly Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series provides opportunities for the public to engage with water experts who will present on and answer questions regarding the primary water issues affecting the Deschutes River Basin, including water supply, river hydrology, climate change, canal piping, and water conservation options.

Seminar sponsors include City of Bend, Mt. Bachelor/Sun Country Tours, Hand in Hand Productions, COIC (Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council), Patagonia of Bend, and the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club of Bend.

Where: Open Space Event Studios in Bend's Midtown District on Online

When: January 26th, 2023

Time: 6 pm to 8 pmEach seminar will be one hour but will include gathering time before and afterward to mingle, have a drink, and ask additional questions.

Cost: FREE.

Accessibility: Each seminar will be primarily geared toward an in-person audience but will be professionally streamed and recorded to reach a wider audience in partnership with Hand in Hand Productions.



The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) formed 25 years ago with a mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes River Basin. The DRC has a multi-stakeholder board and through collaborative efforts has restored up to 208 cfs (equivalent to 93,357 gallons per minute) of flow in the basin with non-litigious, voluntary, and market-based

programs. For more information about the DRC visit www.deschutesriver.org.


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