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March 14, 2019

Confluence Road Trips

Indigenous Sovereignty and Resilience on the Columbia River road trip noun            definition of a road trip 1    : an interesting way to get from one place to another2    : a journey, travel that prioritizes experience and observation...   more >

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 the restoration of treaty rights they have long been denied. This event is...   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 >

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Confluence Road Trips

March 14, 2019

Indigenous Sovereignty and Resilience on the Columbia River

road trip noun
            definition of a road trip

1    : an interesting way to get from one place to another
2    : a journey, travel that prioritizes experience and observation over arriving at a destination 
3    : a state of mind 

A Confluence Road Trip allows you to dig deeper into the storied landscape of the Columbia River. Time at sites of cultural and environmental significance with Indigenous speakers is a chance to hear first-person insights into Native culture and history. You will come away with a richer understanding of tribal sovereignty, cultures based on reciprocity and the legacy of Native resilience. Confluence Road Trips are designed for educators, including classroom teachers, but anyone who is curious is welcome.
 
Columbia River Gorge to the High Desert
June 28-30, 2019
 
This trip includes a hike at the Sandy River Delta in Troutdale, Oregon, a visit to Celilo Park near The Dalles and participation in the Treaty of 1855 celebrations on the Warm Springs Reservation known as Pi-Ume-Sha. Throughout the journey you will meet guest speakers from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
 
Cost: $375. This includes honoraria for guest speakers, three breakfasts and one dinner. Not included: transportation, two nights accommodations, lunches and one dinner.
 
RSVP HERE

 
Lower Columbia River to the Coast
July 13-14, 2019 
 
This trip begins with a visit to the Confluence Land Bridge at Fort Vancouver. Then we will travel to Bay Center, Washington as guests of the Chinook Nation for a traditional salmon bake, drum and song. The following morning we will visit Cape Disappointment and the Confluence artworks connecting you to Chinook homelands and where Lewis and Clark first saw the Pacific Ocean.
 
Throughout the journey you will meet guest speakers from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, the Chinook Nation and Cape Disappointment State Park.
 
Cost: $200. This includes honoraria for guest speakers, one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner. Not included, transportation and one night accommodation. Camping is available.

RSVP HERE
 
For questions, contact Program Manager Courtney Yilk or call our office at 360.693.0123.