News Archive

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 >

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 >


Three Reasons to Give

April 9, 2019

Our 2019 Spring Appeal is underway! It’s your opportunity to become a Friend of Confluence for the first time or to renew your support by donating to our mission: to connect people to the history, living cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system. We need your help! This is important work and it can only happen with the support of Friends like you. 


If you’re already a Friend of Confluence, thank you! If not, here are three reasons to give:

Education: Confluence connects students and teachers with Native artists and educators to dig deeper into the long history of the landscape we love through Indigenous cultures that live on today.

Public Understanding: Confluence’s community events such as the Story Gatherings elevate the perspectives of Native writers, thinkers and leaders in our collective understanding o the Columbia River system. 

Conservation and Stewardship: Confluence sites by celebrated artist Maya Lin are designed to last for generations. That can only happen through careful preservation by volunteers, landscapers and artisans.