Preserve Tansy Point Treaty Grounds

$31,147 of $88,330 goal

Raised by 296 people in 14 months
Created June 13, 2018

The Chinook Indian Nation  is purchasing our historically significant 1851 Treaty Grounds.  The location was the home to one of our many Clatsop villages.  Today it is the home to elk, deer, beaver, otter and many other culturally important animal, bird and plant species.  It is also the home to a damaged watershed (Tansy Creek) that we hope to restore.

Tansy Point is the only place in our known history where every member of our 5 tribes were present at one time.  In August of 1851 every infant, child, man, woman and elder was present to witness and understand the seriousness of the Anson Dart treaty negotiations.  This fact alone makes the location sacred and priceless to our community.  

The undeveloped acreage is being offered exclusively to the Tribe, at a rate significantly below market value, by the family who has been its caretakers for the better part of a century.  Our goal is interpreting the historical significance of the site, protecting it from development and revitalizing the Tansy Creek watershed.  We are currently purchasing additional small lots within the water shed with our tribal funds.

Despite Chinook's prominence in the history of the pacific northwest, and our participation in two sets of treaty negotiations, our status with the federal government is unclear.  We do not have a reservation and our inherited rights are often not acknowledged.  Since 1899 we have been fighting to preserve these rights and clarify our status with the federal government.

We need your help to make this purchase a reality.  Once in our possession we will work with neighboring land holders with the hope of expanding the footprint of this land to include the adjacent shoreline and as much of the Tansy Creek watershed as possible.

Please help.  Your generosity is appreciated and will be remembered within the community and amongst our descendants forever.

hayu masi (many thanks),

The Cathlamet, Clatsop, Lower Chinook, Wahkiakum and  Willapa people of the Chinook Indian Nation

For more information on the Tansy Point purchase please contact the Tribe 

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Dear family, friends, and all of our generous supporters, We are deeply grateful that with your ongoing investments in the future of Chinook Indian Nation we are getting closer to reaching our current goal each day!
As of August 31, 2018, we have received individual donations totaling $18,300.00 in addition to the actual net amounts from this GoFundMe campaign of $12123.91, making our current amount received
We have been pledged a grant from the Collins Foundation of $50,000.00 to help us purchase the property, which we should be receiving soon!
Thank you! Hayu Masi!
Chinook Indian Nation
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Today we have wonderful news! In order to purchase all of the parcels at Tansy Point we will need over $100, 000.00. We will soon be receiving $50, 000.00 from The Collins Foundation to help towards our purchase! We have raised so far about $16, 000.00 in addition to this GoFundMe campaign. Keep in mind we must pay fees on the donations on GoFundMe, so the net total of all donations, after fees to date, we are close to $76,000.00. We need your ongoing funding in order to purchase the property and pay for the legal and purchase fees. Hayu Masi to everyone that continues to support CIN toward this exciting purchase!
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It is incredibly gratifying and exciting to see that we have raised almost ten thousand dollars through GoFundMe over the last month, as of July 25th! We have also raised over sixteen thousand and counting in addition to the GoFundMe campaign!

A Great Hayu Masi! to everyone that has contributed and is supporting Chinook Nation in our goal to purchase this important property!

Please keep sharing and encouraging others to join in support of the Chinook Indian Nation!

Your generosity and support is invaluable!
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Hayu Masi for your donation to this important purchase! Our Members and Friends are uniting toward our common goal, and we are getting closer every day! We want you to know that we have also raised separate and additional funds totaling $13475, so far, in donations paid directly to Chinook Indian Nation as of July 3, 2018! That makes a grand total of about $19342 through July 3rd!
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$31,147 of $88,330 goal

Raised by 296 people in 14 months
Created June 13, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Confederated Lower Chinook Tribes & Bands
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