April 21, 2017
Earth Day Work Party at the Confluence Land Bridge Volunteer this Earth Day to tend to landscaping needs (mulching!) on the Confluence Land Bridge with hosts Confluence and the City of... more >
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... more >
March 9, 2017
We Need Your Help Identifying the People in This Video This newly unearthed home movie of Celilo Falls has never been seen publicly until now. David Briggs' parents moved from the Midwest... more >
Celilo Falls Home Movie Surfaces
March 9, 2017
We Need Your Help Identifying the People in This Video
David Briggs' parents moved from the Midwest to the Coos Bay, Oregon area in early 1948. They thought they had moved to the end of the earth. Sometime that summer or the next year, they took a sightseeing trip around Oregon, visiting Crater Lake and the Columbia Gorge among other places. Briggs' dad shot 8mm movies, including some footage of Celilo Falls. David tells us he is pleased to be able to share it with the wider community. The unearthed film emerged just before the 60th anniversary of the flooding of Celilo Falls on Friday, March 10th.
Here's where we need your help: We want to identify the fishermen and the woman in the cable car. Please share this video with anyone you think might know some of the individuals or email Confluence directly with any tips. Thanks!
Stories Connect People to Place at Astoria Gathering
"We want each and every one of you to know these stories, because I genuinely believe you're going to treat this place differently if you see it the way we're lucky enough to inherit," explained Tony Johnson, Chinook Nation Chairman, to the audience at Astoria's Liberty Theatre on February 18. Tony, along with Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs) and David Lewis (Grand Ronde) discussed the past, present and future of the Columbia River and it's cultures during the second Confluence Story Gathering. The discussion was framed by video excerpts from interviews conducted with tribal elders and leaders with our partners at NW Documentary.
Legacy Maker Dinner Rescheduled for April 19
We're pleased to announce our inaugural Legacy Maker Dinner has been rescheduled for Wednesday. April 19 at Union/Pine in Portland. We hope you can join us, and special guest Maya Lin, for an evening of thought-provoking stories and inspiring performances.
The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
525 SE Pine Street, Portland, 97214
5 PM - Cocktails
6 PM - Dinner & Program
7 PM - Special Appeal
$250/person; tickets still available, RSVP today!