News Archive

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 >

January 20, 2019

Confluence Story Gathering at WSU-Vancouver

Confluence and WSU Vancouver host the first Confluence Story Gathering of 2019 on Saturday, February 16th, from 4:00- 6:00 pm, at the Dengerink Building, Room 110, WSU-V. Story Gatherings are intended...   more >

January 3, 2019

Annual Appeal Ends + Gift for Monthly Donors

Thank you to all of the Friends and Legacy Makers who made the 2018 Confluence Annual Appeal a huge success! We heard from 68 donors who gave more than $16,000 to support this important work!Your...   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.