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 >


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.

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.

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