first_imgFORT VANCOUVER — Author and historian Cynthia L. Landrum will discuss her recent book about how the colonization process affected Northwest tribes Saturday at Fort Vancouver.The free 1 p.m. talk will be at the Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.“The Valley of the Kings: Rehabilitation of the People of the Columbia River and Pacific Rim through Ceremonialism” explores the painful outcomes of drug and alcohol use among Pacific Northwest tribes. It looks at how addiction affects individuals and communities spiritually, psychologically, emotionally and socially.Landrum’s work also examines issues such as traditions and cultures and so-called assimilation norms, and native traditions and ceremonies in place to remedy addictions.She teaches history and indigenous nations studies at Portland State University and Clark College.The event is hosted by the Friends of Fort Vancouver and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.last_img read more