News Archive

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 >

March 2, 2019

March News from Confluence 2019

Documentary Shorts Feature Indigenous Voices Filmmaker Woodrow Hunt (Klamath/Modoc/Cherokee) of Tule Films is developing a series ten documentary shorts with Confluence that will be released at our upcoming screening event on April 13, 2019....   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 >

March News from Confluence 2019

March 2, 2019

David Lewis, Tanna Engdahl, Pand andl Lumley

Documentary Shorts Feature Indigenous Voices

Filmmaker Woodrow Hunt (Klamath/Modoc/Cherokee) of Tule Films is developing a series ten documentary shorts with Confluence that will be released at our upcoming screening event on April 13, 2019. These Stories from the River are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. The aim is to support teachers as they work to bring Indigenous perspectives into their classrooms. 

Read more about Woodrow Hunt here.

 

Gathering Showcases Native Stories

“To be a native requires a lot of patience,” said Paul Lumley (Yakama), executive director of the Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland. “There’s a lot more work we have to do in telling our story.”

Paul's comment was one of many thoughtful and powerful moments at the latest Confluence Story Gathering, this time at Washington State University-Vancouver. He was joined on stage by Grand Ronde historian David Lewis and Cowlitz spiritual leader Tanna Engdahl as the three shared stories and perspectives on their personal experiences and deep family connections to this landscape.

Confluence Story Gatherings are one way we advance the Confluence mission to connect people with the history, living cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. As Paul told us, "Thank you for all that you do to help the tribes tell their story."

Check out this great article in The Columbian.