Indigenous Sovereignty and Resilience on the Columbia River
road trip noun
definition of a road trip
1 : an interesting way to get from one place to another
2 : a journey, travel that prioritizes experience and observation over arriving at a destination
3 : a state of mind
A Confluence Road Trip allows you to dig deeper into the storied landscape of the Columbia River. Time at sites of cultural and environmental significance with Indigenous speakers is a chance to hear first-person insights into Native culture and history. You will come away with a richer understanding of tribal sovereignty, cultures based on reciprocity and the legacy of Native resilience. Confluence Road Trips are designed for educators, including classroom teachers, but anyone who is curious is welcome.
Columbia River Gorge to the High Desert June 28-30, 2019
This trip includes a hike at the Sandy River Delta in Troutdale, Oregon, a visit to Celilo Park near The Dalles and participation in the Treaty of 1855 celebrations on the Warm Springs Reservation known as Pi-Ume-Sha. Throughout the journey, you will meet guest speakers from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Cost: $375. This includes honoraria for guest speakers, three breakfasts and one dinner. Not included: transportation, two nights accommodations, lunches and one dinner.
For questions, contact Program Manager Courtney Yilk or call our office at 360.693.0123.