News Archive

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 >

December 18, 2018

Educational Programs Planned for 2019

As a busy year comes to a close, the Confluence staff is hard at work planning and scheduling meaningful programming in schools and public spaces. The mission of Confluence is...   more >

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 >

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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