community calendar

July

Portland Indigenous Marketplace supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by providing barrier-free, culturally respectful spaces that encourage cultural resilience and economic sustainability by promoting public education through cultural arts.

Portland Indigenous Marketplace supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by providing barrier-free, culturally respectful spaces that encourage cultural resilience and economic sustainability by promoting public education through cultural arts.

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s Great Law of Peace—uniting six Nations in an alliance that predates the American Constitution by centuries—served as a powerful example to men such as Benjamin Franklin, who benefited from the political guidance of Haudenosaunee leaders. Join storyteller Fern Renville as she shares stories both mythic and personal that reframe and highlight the history, present, and future of Indigenous female power and leadership in America. S

September

All of us leave a legacy. Our late Founding Director Jane Jacobsen left of many, including the Confluence River Sites by Maya Lin, thriving cultural education programs, a vibrant riverfront project in Vancouver and countless moments of joy for all who knew her. Twenty years after our founding, we will honor Jane and her impact on us all at the Confluence Legacy Maker Gathering. This informal event will include traditional First Food appetizers, an Indigenous cultural performance, and an uplifting video of testimonials about Jane.

October

Attendees of the PNWHC will have the opportunity to visit the interpretive center, engage with the Confluence Story Circles, designed by Maya Lin, and explore the site through the lenses of place names, dance, language, storytelling, teaching, and remembering. The evening will culminate with a Confluence Story Gathering, moderated by Emily Washines, bringing together Native Elders and leaders for a story-driven conversation about the histories, living cultures, and ecologies of the Columbia River system.

Oregon Origins Project presents a one-of-a-kind gathering of Native American artists and culture bearers from across Oregon. Join us for a celebration of indigenous traditions and creative expression through storytelling, music, poetry, and art.