News Archive

June 30, 2015

Confluence Collaborates with the Wapato Valley School, Workshop for Life-Long Learners

Confluence is working in collaboration with the Wapato Valley School and many other organizations to launch a project that aims to transform identities and relationships through place-based, experiential education. Learn more about this...   more >

May 29, 2015

Hundreds Gather to Dedicate Confluence Listening Circle

CLARKSTON, Wash. -- The Confluence Listening Circle is dedicated after several hundred people gathered for a ceremony at Chief Timothy Park near Clarkston, Washington. The ceremony featured celebrated artist Maya...   more >

April 28, 2015

Dedication Ceremony for Confluence Listening Circle at Chief Timothy Park

Dedication Ceremony for Confluence Listening Circle at Chief Timothy Park In 2005, the Nez Perce blessed the site at Chief Timothy Park for the Confluence Listening Circle, designed by Maya Lin....   more >

April 20, 2015

Join the Confluence Spring Campaign today!

Join the Confluence Spring Campaign today! This spring, it's been remarkable to see how Confluence's four completed sites have truly come to life as reimagined gathering places that challenge us to...   more >

Ricardo Nagaoka

Education Fund Honors Lillian Pitt and Her Legacy

April 19, 2017

Artist Lillian Pitt doesn't like to be called the "founder" of Confluence in the Classroom. Instead, she prefers the term "auntie." The education program she helped create is a simple idea: connect K-12 students with native artists and educators to do meaingful projects about the Columbia River system.

Confluence in the Classroom is primarily funded by foundation grants. Now Confluence has created the Lillian Pitt Education Fund to support this important work into the future. Proceeds will strengthen this arts education programming that introduced kids to the cultures, history and ecology of the Columbia River system. This fund is a way to honor Lillian and her legacy. 

Click here to donate now online.

These hands-on creations can be traditional crafts like tule mats, modern-style murals, multi-media exlorations or anything else the students, teachers and indiginous educators can use to express their connection to the river. We take the students on a field trip to a culturally significant place and ask them to present what they've learned publically. 

Confluence is a 501(c)(3) tax excempt nonprofit. Your tax deductible support for the Lillian Pitt Education Fund helps achieve the mission to connect people to place through art and education. Thank you!

Here's how you can help:

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Mail a check to: Confluence, 1109 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661

 

About Lillian Pitt

Lillian Pitt is a Pacific Northwest Native American artist whose ancestors lived in and near the Columbia River Gorge for over 10,000 years.

"Regardless of the medium, my work directly relates to and honors my ancestors, my people, the environment and the animals. This maintains my link with tradition and acknowledges the many contributions my ancestors have made to this world."

Called simply the Big River or the Nch'i-Wana by her ancestors, the Columbia River was the backbone of one of the largest trade networks in all of Native America.