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Education Fund Honors Lillian Pitt and Her Legacy
April 19, 2017
Artist Lillian Pitt doesn't like to be called the "founder" of Confluence in the Classroom. Instead, she prefers the term "auntie." The education program she helped create is a simple idea: connect K-12 students with native artists and educators to do meaingful projects about the Columbia River system.
Confluence in the Classroom is primarily funded by foundation grants. Now Confluence has created the Lillian Pitt Education Fund to support this important work into the future. Proceeds will strengthen this arts education programming that introduced kids to the cultures, history and ecology of the Columbia River system. This fund is a way to honor Lillian and her legacy.
These hands-on creations can be traditional crafts like tule mats, modern-style murals, multi-media exlorations or anything else the students, teachers and indiginous educators can use to express their connection to the river. We take the students on a field trip to a culturally significant place and ask them to present what they've learned publically.
Confluence is a 501(c)(3) tax excempt nonprofit. Your tax deductible support for the Lillian Pitt Education Fund helps achieve the mission to connect people to place through art and education. Thank you!
Here's how you can help:
Mail a check to: Confluence, 1109 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
About Lillian Pitt
Lillian Pitt is a Pacific Northwest Native American artist whose ancestors lived in and near the Columbia River Gorge for over 10,000 years.
"Regardless of the medium, my work directly relates to and honors my ancestors, my people, the environment and the animals. This maintains my link with tradition and acknowledges the many contributions my ancestors have made to this world."
Called simply the Big River or the Nch'i-Wana by her ancestors, the Columbia River was the backbone of one of the largest trade networks in all of Native America.