News Archive

November 6, 2018

Your Legacy In the Landscape

The Annual Appeal is one way the Friends of Confluence support the important work of telling the story of the Columbia River ecosystem through Indigenous voices in schools and in...   more >

October 10, 2018

Professional Development: Cultural Curiosity in the Classroom

Cultural Curiosity in the Classroom FREE WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS October 27th 8 am - 5 pm Mt Hood Community College GE (General Education)201 Lunch Included Culture is something everybody has. With a willingness...   more >

August 22, 2018

Native Plant Walks on the Confluence Land Bridge

Confluence is honored to continue to work with Greg Archuleta, the Grand Ronde Lifeways Instructor, to offer this special series of walks. Greg will share native plants, their uses, and...   more >

July 25, 2018

Confluence Legacy Maker Dinner

Legacy in the Landscape In Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Land Bridge and the Bird Blind Feature Speakers: Architect Johnpaul Jones, Designer of the Land Bridge and Artist Lillian Pitt Our...   more >

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Confluence on the Columbia

January 19, 2018

Lower Columbia Road Trip - July 13-15, 2018

Hit the road with Confluence to dig deeper into the storied landscape of the Columbia River system. This three day trip through the lower Columbia River, from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 takes you to special places with rich native, historical and environmental significance. Expert guest speakers share place-based knowledge and native perspectives that enrich our ever-evolving understanding of the Columbia River.

Make your reservation here.

Themes include Columbia River history, tribal sovereignty and survivance, traditional ecological knowledge, evolving land ethic and designing for social change.

The trip includes visits to:

 *Confluence Bird Blind at the Sandy River Delta, Troutdale, OR

 *Confluence Land Bridge & Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver WA

 *Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, WA

 *Chinook Indian Nation Headquarters and historic village site, Bay Center, WA

Confirmed guest speakers include:

 *Lillian Pitt, Pacific Northwest Native American Artist

*Greg Archuleta, Lifeways Educator, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

*Catherine Corbett, Chief Scientist, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

*Christine Dupres, Author, Folklorist, Tribal Council Member, Cowlitz Tribe

*Tony Johnson, Chinook Indian Nation Tribal Chairman

*Michael Karnosh, Ceded Lands Manager, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde

*Aaron Webster, Interpretive Specialist, WA State Parks, Cape Disappointment

*Bill Weiler, Sandy River Basin Watershed Council

Included in the price: 

Speakers’ honorariums, Friday and Saturday dinner, Saturday lunch, park entrance fees and program coordination.

Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Sunday lunch

Carpooling with Confluence is an option, please contact Courtney for details

Price: $325 per person

Not included in the price: Friday and Saturday night accommodations- please contact Courtney for best recommendations

Sunday breakfast and lunch at Cape Disappointment can be coordinated by Confluence for the cost of the food. 

Space is limited. Secure a reservation with a $100 deposit. Full payment is due by May 1, 2018. Cancellation with a full refund is available until June 1, 2018. Refunds may be available after June 1, 2018 as long as we are able to fill available spots from a waitlist.