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Jerimiah Bonifer Oral History Interview. November 22, 2014

Jerimiah Bonifer Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

November 22, 2014

Location:  Nixyáawii Governance Center, Pendleton, Oregon.

Jerimiah Bonifer (b. 1983) is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, who grew up on the reservation and in nearby Pendleton, Oregon. From 2009-2014, while living in Pendleton and working full-time, Bonifer attended OSU through its Extended Campus online degree program, studying Fisheries and Wildlife. Bonifer completed his undergraduate work in 2014; his participation in commencement exercises that Spring at Reser Stadium marked his second ever visit to OSU's Corvallis campus. His interview focuses on his traditional tribal upbringing, his Ecampus experience, and his professional work in fisheries.