CASCADE LOCKS – Klairice Westley stoops at the edge of a spring in the woods above the Oxbow Fish Hatchery.
"Want to get a drink?" she asks.
She dips a cupped hand into the pool of water and takes a sip.
"Oh, that's good water,"she says. "That's the best."
Westley lives nearby in Cascade Locks and also belongs to the Grand Ronde and Warm Springs tribes. She says drinking from Oxbow Springs is more than a tradition among tribal members – it’s a religious rite.