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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />Hult Center for the Performing Arts <br />1 Eugene Centre <br />Eugene, Oregon <br />January 8, 2020 <br />5:30 p.m. <br />Councilors Present: Emily Semple, Betty Taylor, Jennifer Yeh, Mike Clary Claire Syrett, Chris <br />Pryor, Greg Evans <br />Councilors Absent: Alan Zelenka <br />1. ENTERTAINMENT <br />Eugene Bhangra performed "Punjabi Mutiyaaran," <br />2. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS <br />City Council President Betty Taylor provided opening remarks. <br />3. VIDEO PRESENTATION <br />A video entitled "2019 City of Eugene Highlights"was shown. <br />4. COMMUNITY AWARD PRESENTATION <br />Mayor Vinis presented the 2020 Community Award to Huerto de la Familia. <br />S. BOLD STEPS AWARD <br />Mayor Vinis announced Yogi Tea as the 2020 Bold Steps Award winner, and recognized <br />Feynman Group and Marley's Monsters as finalists. <br />6. ENTERTAINMENT <br />Eugene Bhangra performed 'I awani." <br />7. STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS <br />Mayor Vinis delivered her 2020 State of the City address: <br />Welcome to the 2020 State of the City address. As mayor of Eugene, I would like to begin by <br />acknowledging that tonight's ceremony is being held on Kalapuya llihi, the traditional <br />indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. <br />The Kalapuya people were stewards of this land for thousands of years. When the white settlers <br />arrived in this fertile valley in the 19th century, they forcibly removed the Kalapuya, as well as <br />other tribes in Oregon. The displacement and loss of ancestral land was compounded by a loss <br />of truth in history and of recognition of the role of Native Peoples in the origins and strength of <br />our city today. <br />Tonight, I offer to the Indigenous First Nations people of our community, both past and present, <br />acknowledgement of your resiliency and contributions to our community while also humbly <br />acknowledging what was taken from you. Today, Kalapuya descendants are citizens of the <br />Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the <br />Siletz Indians of Oregon. They continue to make contributions in their communities here and <br />MINUTES — State of the City Address January 8, 2020 Page 1 <br />