We share the west land boundaries with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Our east land boundaries are shared with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
We acknowledge and honor them all and this ancestral land and water region with integrity and respect. Our active engagement will be consistent and permanent, strengthening relationships and experiences for all who work, visit, and play at Timberline.
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon includes over 30 tribes and bands from western Oregon, northern California, and southwest Washington. Since time immemorial tribal people have relied on these traditional landscapes for their livelihood. The fish and game were plentiful and what the lands didn’t provide, they acquired by trade.LEARN MORE
A 640,000-acre reservation in north central Oregon is home to a confederation of three tribes: the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute tribes. This land stretches from the snowcapped summit of the Cascade Mountains to the palisaded cliffs of the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. This river supports spring chinook, fall chinook, and steelhead. Tribal members still fish with dip nets and set nets from wooden scaffolding at the falls near Sherar’s Bridge.LEARN MORE
Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources. Native Land Digital is a platform where Indigenous communities can represent themselves and their histories on their own terms. In doing so, this is a space where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.LEARN MORE
Timberline stands at the top of Oregon, a place of magnificent beauty and history. For centuries, in this general area, indigenous peoples are recorded to have one of the most active trade-based economies in North America. Tribal people both rooted and migrated throughout this mountain, river, forest, and high desert land keeping a balance of economy and conservation.
R.L.K. and Company is committed to new directions that better honor and include our tribal communities. Please join us when acknowledging the ancestral land and peoples of our region, as well as throughout our country, where everyone can share in the balance and harmony-- the “Tamanawit.”
The Warm Spring water crisis started in 2017 and has rapidly deteriorated since 2019 with frequent treatment plant shutdowns, low water pressure, breaking pipes, and boil notices for about 3,000 community members. This greatly affects the people of Warm Spring’s overall well-being both physically and mentally. This also affects all of us in the surrounding communities. Timberline is pledging to help support our friends of Warm Springs in an immediate and impactful way.
In 2022, Timberline donated $5,000 to the Chúush: Water for Warm Springs Campaign. We also purchased and delivered 300 gallons of drinking water between November and December of 2022.
In 2023, Timberline formed a partnership with Roaring River Water Collective and donated $5,000 to buy over 3,000 gallons of water for the people of Warm Springs.
Timberline is exploring opportunities to continue support until the water delivery system is fully functional at Warm Springs. Many factors are affecting the timeline for when the water will be safe to drink. The current timeline is putting this milestone at mid-2024.
LEARN MORE about the Warm Springs water crisis and how you can join us in helping provide clean water to the people of Warm Springs.
DONATE to Roaring River Water Collective, whose mission is to provide clean drinking water to those in need, with a focus on Indigenous communities experiencing water crises.
DONATE to the Chúush Fund, which accepts contributions from foundations and individuals to directly benefit the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs as they work to restore their access and infrastructure for clean water.