Thank you for visiting. This website's purpose is to share information about the design and construction of the Chetco Indian Memorial. Feel free to explore the links, and consider making a donation to help complete the memorial's construction. We will continue to actively seek support until the memorial is complete. This interpretive site will be a resource of which the Brookings-Harbor community and the State of Oregon will be proud. 

Memorial Opening

We are happy to report that all construction phases of the Chetco Indian Memorial are complete! Thank you to all our partners and supporters who helped preserve the history of the Chetco people.

We had a small ceremony in October 2020 to unveil the installed sculpture of Lucy Dick. Watch the video below, and be sure to visit the site at the Port of Brookings-Harbor!



Chetco Indian Memorial - Statue Unveiling - YouTube


We are so excited to see what 2020 has in store for the memorial. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the memorial in 2019. Thank you to the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund for their continued support! Pictured below is the check that they presented to us this year to complete the berm and native plant garden. The memorial is nearly complete, and we hope to have our grand opening this spring.

Panel Installation Fall 2019

The panels are up at the port! This was by far the most tedious, time-intensive part of the project because they needed to be just right. We are so grateful for WOW Arts and Exhibits's beautiful design! More updates coming soon; we are entering the final phases of this project. 


We are holding a RAFFLE FUNDRAISER all through the month of July! Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and all proceeds will go to finishing the statue of Lucy Dick and bringing her home to Brookings. Be sure to check out the list of prizes and look for our ticket booth at the Southern Oregon Kite Festival (July 21-22) if you will be in the Brookings area!


Read the flier text below:

Progress on the Lucy Dick statue


Enlarged clay sculpture of Lucy Dick


We are currently raising funds to complete the statue of Lucy Dick. Lucy lived to be nearly 100 years old and saw many changes in the Brookings area during her lifetime, including the arrival of the first white settlers to the area, her family's removal to the Siletz Reservation in 1856, and the founding of Brookings and Harbor. Consider helping us complete the statue by making a donation. Visit our Go Fund Me page for more info!  https://www.gofundme.com/chetcoindianmemorial

Sponsorship from Siletz

We were recently selected to receive a $14,700 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund. We are so excited to be this much closer to completing the memorial! Thank you for your continued support! Two board members attended the Siletz award reception in May 2018

Season Updates

Board Members and Design Team at SiteWhat a year! We are entering another grant cycle and are still applying for funding for the project, but we are happy to announce that we have received full funding for the interpretive panels! 

Check out our recent coverage in the Curry Pilot: http://www.currypilot.com/news/localnews/5783050-151/work-continues-on-indian-memorial

Kiosk Construction Complete

We are happy to say that the redwood kiosks were completed this fall. Thank you to Wow Arts & Exhibits for your beautiful work! This phase of the project would not have been possible without support from our sponsors, the Oregon Heritage Commission, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Siletz Tribe's Charitable Contribution Fund, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Plank House Entrance Construction

The Plank House entrance is complete! Wow Arts & Exhibits has done beautiful work. As of summer 2016 we have begun construction on the remaining three kiosks that will form the scale plank house. We are so excited for the next phase of the project! Be sure to check back for updates. 


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