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Long before it was the 33rd state (or even the Oregon Country), members of many tribes called Oregon home and were the first stewards its fields, forests, rivers, and lakes. Today, the federal government recognizes nine Indigenous tribal nations across Oregon, but they include distinct cultures and traditions of hundreds of smaller tribes and bands of people.
N 2006, Remco and Andrea got a Rummer for Christmas. The couple, young parents working as designers in Amsterdam, were called by their employer (a certain sportswear company) to relocate across the ocean to be closer to its Oregon HQ. A world away, physically and culturally, they struggled to find a home around Beaverton that appealed to the clean-lined minimalism they’d grown used to in the Netherlands: Remco is from there, and Andrea worked in Amsterdam for years.
N Oregon, where reproductive rights are enshrined into state law, it’s easy to feel cocooned from the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision and its tsunami of impacts on the health care system. But patients and health care providers alike are warning that the...