News Archive

April 21, 2018

Celebrating Earth Day with Mulch!

They swept. They weeded. The picked up litter. They mulched and, along the way, they learned about the native history of the Columbia River. More than 40 volunteers celebrated Earth...   more >

April 21, 2018

Earth Day Work Party at the Land Bridge

Thanks for the strong interest in the work party, our numbers have reached capacity. Please contact Courtney for further opportunities.  Volunteer Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon to tend...   more >

April 20, 2018

Confluence Partners with Vanport Mosaic for Story Gathering

Confluence will host our first Confluence Story Gathering in 2018 as part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival on Sunday, May 27th, from 11:00- 12:30 pm, at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.  To RSVP,...   more >

March 3, 2018

March 2018 News from Confluence

Sharing Stories of Celilo Linda Meanus smiled at the students as she told them stories of growing up with the sound of Celilo Falls ever present. As she spoke this week...   more >

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Professional Development: Cultural Curiosity in the Classroom

October 10, 2018

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 to be curious, participants will gain cultural self-awareness and cross-cultural understanding to become co-responsible for building healthy communities. This day-long workshop is for teachers across multiple content areas, including social studies, science and arts. It will provide guiding principles in teaching Tribal history as Oregon history and take-home activities for educators to engage students on a journey of inclusivity that includes fostering social learning, teaching multiple perspectives, understanding implicit bias, sovereignty, and the intersection of history, culture and place from a multicultural framework. Activities and guidelines were adapted from REACH (Respecting Ethnic And Cultural Heritage) and Since Time Immemorial curriculum from the State of Washington. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the Next Generation Science Standards are included in this workshop.

To register email: Erikaconfluenceproject.org

Workshop leaders: Robin Butterfield, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and White Earth Ojibwas Tribe of Minnesota and Ciarra Greene, Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) and mixed European descent.

Cultural Curiosity in the Classroom is a professional development project of Confluence made possible by the Gray Family Foundation