Taowhywee, Agnes Baker Pilgrim
Takelma Indian Elder, Confederated Tribes of Siletz
Supporting the Salmon Ceremony and the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers


Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!



The right to use Kanaka Flat on the Applegate River in the Rogue River National Forest as an area to hold the Sacred Salmon Ceremony was granted by the United States Forest.  In recent years, the ceremony has attracted visits from National Geographic, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Katherine Fuller, President of the World Wildlife Fund.


Oregon Historical Society, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

Award Recipients, 1999-2000, Native American Regalia, Master Artist, Agnes Baker Pilgrim; Apprentice, Tanya Nevarez (Aggie’s Granddaughter)



December 6

- Speaker, Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership, first awards ceremony, Portland, Oregon, www.ecotrust.org/buffettaward/2001/




- Southern Oregon University, a Distinguished Alumnae of the Year


- Traveled to Washington D.C. with representatives from the Siskiyou Project and the World Wildlife Fund to lobby the Oregon congressional delegation for the Siskiyou Wild Rivers National Monument.




December 2

- Honoree, finalist for the 2003 Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership, "for her cultural preservation efforts, environmental advocacy and work with Native American youth." www.ecotrust.org/buffettaward/2003/agnes_pilgrim.html

See above photo:

Gathering of Ecotrust’s Buffett Award Honorees past and present in 2004, Portland, Oregon




October 10-14,  the first meeting of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in Phoenicia, New York. 


June 12

- Guest Presenter, “Our Future Beyond History,” a live webcast event.  Other presenters included Julia Butterfly, Medea Benjamin, and Chellis Glendinning


For more in 2005, see Blessings and News, 12/05