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Thank you for joining us for our virtual Multicultural Day 2020. Below you will find video submissions from many of our Capitol History Gateway partners. This year we were challenged to come together despite the necessity of distancing due to Covid-19. We hope you enjoy the below videos, and invite you to learn more about our partners here​.​ A huge thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, The Oregon State Capitol Foundation, you can see a short video from the Foundation here​

​Oregon State Capitol, Visitor Services Department

WELCOME: The Oregon State Capitol History Gateway Program started in 2012 with exhibits inside the building and evolved to live, hosted cultural and heritage events in 2015. We are excited to be celebrating the cultures and history of Oregon. We look forward to the day when we are able to celebrate inside the Capitol and hope you are able to join us in person one day. ​See website here​. ​


Monmouth Taiko​

PERFORMANCE: For the past five years Monmouth Taiko has proudly opened our Cherry Blossom Day festival. When the weather cooperates they play on the front steps of the Capitol for the crowd. This video highlights the opening of Cherry Blossom Day 2019.


COMPILATION: Latinos en Oregon, this video is in Spanish with English subtitles and showcases the diversity of Latinos working in their respective fields and communities in Oregon. 


STORYTELLING: Maxville Heritage Center executive director, Gwen Trice, reads "Ruth and the Green Book." 


STORYTELLING: Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde member Kathy Cole reads "The Elders are Watching." 


STORYTELLING: ​Slavic Empowerment Team member Tamara Burkovskaia​'s grandson, Maksim Burkovskiy​, 8 years old, reads "The Star Money Tale" in Russian and English. 

POETRY: Reading in Spanish by Efraín M. Díaz-Horna, with English subtitles. 
POETRY: Reading​ in Spanish by Efraín M. Díaz-Horna, with English subtitles. 


PERFORMANCE: Dances of the Pacific Islands are represented in this video by the Asian Pacific Family Club of the Oregon State Penitentiary.

PERFORMANCE: Kotori Japanese Music is played be two musicians, one from Japan, one from Oregon, making this beautiful collaborative video for Multicultural Day Reimagined 2020. 

PERFORMANCE: Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon perform the Indonesian Peacock Dance in cultural regalia.

PERFORMANCE: Alma, corazon y vida performed by Mario Diaz in the Capitol Rotunda. 
ART: Huehca Omeyocan founder Eduardo Cruz discusses the art of his culture. Video above in English, video below in Spanish. 
PERFORMANCE: Huehca Omeyocan performs dances in Oregon's natural environments. Video above in English, video below in Spanish. 



STORYTELLING: The history of the Siuslaw Watershed starts with the native people it is named for, the Siuslaw People. The stewardship of their river and surrounding lands by its earliest inhabitants cannot be overstated. In this video, Jesse Beers, Siuslaw Tribal Member and Cultural Stewardship Manager ​explains the relationship. 


STORYTELLING: Coquille Indian Tribe explains the importance of clams to their culture. 

PERFORMANCE: Ugandan Kids Choir dance in the Capitol Rotunda. 

TOUR: Willamette Heritage Center interpretive activities and school tour. 


COMPILATION: Highlights from Cherry Blossom Day at the Oregon State Capitol, including footage of the Capitol Mall in bloom. 


PERFORMANCE: Chinese Friendship Association of Portland Fitness Dance Team​ stage performance. 


COMPILATION: Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enrolled member, Robert Kentta, explains making ceremonial regalia.​


TOUR: Learn about the music inside the Deepwood House at the Deepwood Museum & Gardens in Salem. (The first 50 seconds of this video has no sound and is on purpose.)

PERFORMANCE: Cucurrucucu paloma played on guitar by Mario Diaz, recorded for Multicultural Day Reimagined.​


ART: Naoko Shoka Stonelake practices and creates etigami at her studio in Lake Oswego. Here she showcases and shares her art. 

PERFORMANCE:  Koto player Masumi Timson performs a Spanish style improvisation on her instrument.​


PERFORMANCE: Ballet Papalotl perform for Multicultural Day Reimagined 2020. They have been performing for the Capitol History Gateway since 2015.

PERFORMANCE: Japanese Koto player Masumi Timson performs Midare.