Salmon Bake

Saturday, 6/2/2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bend campus Athletic Field

With salmon and dance, celebration supports Native American scholarships

COCC's annual Salmon Bake, an event organized by the First Nations Student Union (FNSU), is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Bend campus’s athletic field. This is a free community event with entertainment for the whole family.

In addition to a silent auction of Native American arts and crafts to support the FNSU scholarship program, the Salmon Bake features hoop dancing, dancing and drumming from the Quartz Creek Dancers and a number of vendor tables. The meal is made possible by a generous donation of salmon from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs’ Fish and Wildlife Committee.

“We want our Salmon Bake to be free for everyone,” said Michelle Cary, COCC’s Native American program coordinator. “Our salmon will be cooked in the traditional way, in an open fire pit, by Warm Springs elder Geraldine Jim.” For COCC’s 2016-17 academic year, more than four percent of the college’s students identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation due to other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

Information: Michelle Cary, Native American program coordinator, at 541-318-3782 or

Salmon Bake