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Oregon museums showcase Native American art, culture and even running to highlight Indigenous experience

Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is a professional runner who has set her sights on the 2024 Olympic Trials marathon.

But she doesn’t run for the paycheck or international fame.

“Running is an integral part of our culture,” she told The Oregonian/OregonLive. “It’s part of how we express ourselves.”

For Daniel, who describes herself as a “proud Lakota winyan,” it’s also a way to raise visibility of Indigenous people and the issues important to them. At the 2019 Boston Marathon, she dedicated each mile to a missing or murdered Indigenous woman or girl, highlighting a shocking, ongoing “epidemic”

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Traumatic Brain Injury survivors will showcase artwork and spread awareness at Catoctin Colorfest

Oct. 7—After suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury in 1998, Spanky Bentz thought making art would be just another thing he’d have to give up.

“I wasn’t sure if I could do it anymore,” he said.

He had to relearn how to walk, talk, even feed himself after being hit by a car head-on while riding a bicycle.

But more recently, he began to challenge himself by creating black-and-white drawings of wildflowers and historical buildings near his home in Thurmont. When a neighbor was tearing down an old barn, Bentz asked if he could have the wood scraps and taught himself

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