community calendar

February

Friends of Trees is partnering with the Sandy River Watershed Council and Friends of the Sandy River Delta with support from the US Forest Service, Ash Creek Forestry Management, Daimler Trucks, the Portland Trailblazers, the Nature Conservancy, and the Boeing Company to continue native seedling plantings at the Sandy River Delta. This planting event is open to humans and dogs alike!

The presentation will include a short documentary by Oregon high school students Alan Zhou and Kyler Wang, Echo of Falling Water: The Destruction of Celilo Falls, followed by a conversation between author Katy Barber and Linda Meanus (Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation) about how Celilo is remembered.

Two films celebrate the efforts of Oregon’s Indigenous scientists, tribal elders, and culture keepers to preserve ecosystems where they gather first foods and medicines. The films, from Native nonprofit Wisdom of the Elders, demonstrate how Traditional Ecological Knowledge is influencing resource and wildlife management, giving hope to a changing world.

A film screening of the shorts series Stories from the River (Tule Films, Confluence) in partnership with the Native American Arts Council.

Trevino Brings Plenty (Minneconjou Lakota) and Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama) share written works and life stories about people near a river.

Story Gathering

Story Gathering: Vancouver

First-person storytelling has a unique power to deepen our understanding of the histories, cultures, and environment that surrounds us. Confluence Story Gatherings are welcoming forums that feature the stories of Native elders, leaders, and thinkers, told in their own voices.

The Everybody Reads event series is put on by the Multnomah County Library system and their Pageturners book group.

Everybody Reads 2020 celebrates Tommy Orange’s debut novel, There There.

March

Learn traditional weaving practices from Grand Ronde educator Greg Archuleta. T

Story Gathering

Salmon People

First-person storytelling has a unique power to deepen our understanding of the histories, cultures, and environment that surrounds us. Confluence Story Gatherings are welcoming forums that feature the stories of Native elders, leaders and thinkers, told in their own voices, as a way to explore the interconnectedness of the people and places of the Columbia River system.

April

First-person storytelling has a unique power to deepen our understanding of the histories, cultures, and environment that surrounds us.

Come help us shovel, haul and spread mulch, pick up trash, weed, and plant.