This is going to be a busy week of events sponsored by the various Native American student orgs on campus. This Wednesday, the annual Salmon Bake will take place in the MU Quad starting at 12:30 pm. There is a cool article in the GT that features some of our Native American students collecting camas, a bulb that serves as a traditional staple of the Native Peoples in the Pacific Northwest.
After a moment more of working the ground, she pulled out a bulb of camas, a staple of American Indian diets in Oregon before pioneers arrived.
â€œI think it tastes like a cross between a sweet potato and an onion,â€? said Lycett, 22, the internal coordinator of Oregon State Universityâ€™s Native American Longhouse. â€œItâ€™s different, but I love it.â€?
This Saturday and Sunday (the 17th and 18th) the OSU Pow Wow will be taking place. The event will be held at McAlexander Field House.
If you are interested in more information about OSU’s Native American Programs, click here.