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Wilson Wewa, Spiritual Leader of the Northern Paiute and Warm Springs Council Member, joined Confluence on November 17th for the second event in a virtual series of Native Traditional Storytelling.

This year the Confluence Legacy Maker Virtual Gathering honored our elder Antone Minthorn and his decades of work to elevate Indigenous voices in public policy, education and the landscape itself.

Roberta Conner tells how her grandfather was reintroduced to his homeland and the importance of “stories about the land and how the land takes care of us.”

Roberta Conner tells how her grandfather was reintroduced to his homeland and the importance of “stories about the land and how the land takes care of us.”

In this excerpt, Bryson Liberty talks about seeing Celilo with his grandparents and aunt, as well as the trade at Celilo.

Tanna Engdahl discusses the knowledge behind Cowlitz trading and crafting.

This is the recording of our May 6th event, Confluence Conversations: Voices of Family in Land and Sky with Emily Washines and Josiah Pinkham, who discussed finding resilience, comfort, and strength in times of challenge.

Max Corpuz, a Yakama fisherman, talks about the important of fishing, heritage, and Celilo.

Sarah Vowell describes how measles, vaccines, and land grant universities are intertwined.

As Sarah Vowell relates in this excerpt, humans deserve a bit of joy and you can find that in the story of jazz.