News Archive

June 12, 2019

Confluence Seeks Education Program Manager

Confluence is a community-supported nonprofit with the mission to connect people to the history, living cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. We work through six...   more >

May 24, 2019

Students visit She Who Watches through Confluence Outdoors

Watch this fantastic video to learn about an amazing art project we did recently through Confluence Outdoors. Yakama artist Toma Villa arranged 90 students from White Salmon, Washington into the...   more >

May 14, 2019

Don't miss these upcoming events!

Confluence Story Gathering - Vanport Mosaic Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM Cerimon House 5131 Northeast 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97211 Get Tickets Here $10 suggested contribution   Confluence Road Trip - Columbia...   more >

April 9, 2019

Three Reasons to Give

Our 2019 Spring Appeal is underway! It’s your opportunity to become a Friend of Confluence for the first time or to renew your support by donating to our mission: to...   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.