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I found it interesting to listen to the panel with the mayor and a developer. Having lived in Pendleton (and still visit often), I find it strange that no one even mentioned the Umatilla Tribes. It appears that it is still the good old boys running the show in Pendleton. You have wonderful attractions owned and operated by the Tribes including the casino, restaurants, hotel, golf course, cultural institute, and more that bring in many, many visitors, tourists, and business folks. But no mention of them in the revitalization discussions. That suggests to me that it is more than an oversight. Maybe the twelve empty buildings in the downtown are more than the symptoms of a bad economy. Perhaps they represent the dominant culture that is dying and not changing and still possibly excluding another culture that is thriving.
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