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 >

Chinook Nation Chairman Tony Johnson leads a ceremony during the Confluence Road Trip of 2018. Photo by Elliot Fogarty.

Your Legacy In the Landscape

November 6, 2018

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 public gatherings. This year, we have two new incentives for anyone who donates to the Annual Appeal:

* Enter to win a one night stay and dinner for two at Skamania Lodge

* Anyone who becomes a monthly donor gets a can of Columbia RIver salmon from our friends, Sean and Brigette McConville (Warm Springs) of Salmon King Fisheries.

Turn your values into action by donating to the Annual Appeal today! 

Notes: Overnight stay at Skamania Lodge can only be used Sunday-Thursday and is based on availability. Dinner certificate does not inlcude gratuity and alcohol. Both gift certificates expire on November 15, 2019. To enter without donating, email us here.

The fact is, the important work of Confluence is only possible because of the Friends of Confluence, people like you who are willing to be part of a legacy that connects all of us with a deeper understanding of the history, cultures and environment of our beloved Northwest.

Will you make Confluence part of your legacy?

This year, the Friends of Confluence made it possible to:

~Reach more than 1,000 school children through Confluence in the Classroom and Confluence Outdoors.

~Develop professional development workshops for teachers so they can bring Native history and culture into schools.

~Expose more than 600 people to Indigenous perspectives through tours and Confluence Story Gatherings.

~Maintain and preserve five completed Confluence art landscapes for generations to come.

And there is more work to do next year. Now more than ever, the hard work to broaden our cultural understanding of the place we love is so important! Thank you.

P.S. Any Friend of Confluence is entitled to a guided walk through one of our sites with Executive Director Colin Fogarty. Friday Friend Tours are generally the first and fourth Friday of the month. Feel free to bring your own friends and family. Email Colin to make arrangements. Thanks!