Author: Ricardo B. Contreras. For those interested in labor, take a look at the Harvesting the Wild program from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). One of the components of this program has to do with the cultural diversity that characterizes the labor force harvesting Oregon forests. Indeed, a few days ago, while talking with people originally from Mexico who live in the Corvallis area, I learned about the Guatemalans who precisely work in different forest harvesting activities and who reside, perhaps temporarily, in the Willamette Valley. I will explore that further. Thanks.
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Author: Ricardo B. Contreras.
This is an issue that should be of relevance to anthropologists from this part of the country: the practical (e.g., safety), cultural, and ethical implications of the transport of oil by train from the Dakotas to ports in the state of Washington and Oregon. This is page from the Audubon Washington summarizes the debate and provides useful links to several related resources. This article from the Corvallis Gazzette Times reports on the issue. What can we, as anthropologists, contribute to this debate?
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