Portrait of Alfred "Bud" Lane, Siletz. First Peoples Fund Board Member.


Bud Lane has been directly involved for many years in revitalizing the Coast Athabaskan Language. He recently retired from teaching community language classes in the four Siletz Tribal area offices and the Language Program at the Siletz Valley School. Bud has been a member of the Siletz Tribal Council for 24 years and has served as Vice- Chairman for most of those years. Bud is a Siletz basket maker and teaches gathering and basket making and other Traditional Arts. He has also worked for many years to perpetuate the Traditional Siletz Ceremonial Dance, the Nee-dash, and led the effort to build a Ceremonial Dance House on the Siletz Reservation in the early 1990’s. Bud is also President of the Northwest Native American Basket Weavers Association and also a Board member of First Peoples Fund. He and his wife Cheryl have been married for 42 yrs. They have two children Alissa, and Buddy, and a granddaughter, Halli Ch’aa-bay-yu. They are all enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

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