News Archive

February 17, 2019

Join us for these great upcoming events!

Promised Land Film Screening Award-winning social justice documentary that follows the Duwamish and Chinook Tribes as they fight for their treaty rights. This event is supported by a cultural grant from the...   more >

February 8, 2019

Confluence to Invest in Education as Celilo Park Project Put On Hold

Dear friends, I want to share with you an important update on the Confluence Project proposed at Celilo Park, which is designed to connect people with the rich Indigenous history of...   more >

January 26, 2019

January News from Confluence

Filmmaker Puts Indigenous Voices First “We are not trying to give answers," says filmmaker Woodrow Hunt. "We are putting Native people in front of students and letting them tell their story.”Hunt (Klamath/Modoc/Cherokee) is founder...   more >

January 25, 2019

Artist Profile: Woodrow Hunt

Filmmaker Woodrow Hunt is Klamath/Modoc/Cherokee and founder of Tule Films. He is the filmmaker for the Confluence Documentary Shorts that will be released April 2019. This series of ten films...   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.