Story Gathering with Columbia Land Trust
First-person storytelling has a unique power to deepen our understanding of the histories, cultures, and environment that surrounds us. Confluence Story Gatherings are welcoming forums that feature the stories of Native elders, leaders, and thinkers, told in their own voices, as a way to explore the interconnectedness of the people and places of the Columbia River system. These events feature video selections of first-person narratives and mini-documentaries, followed by discussions led by a panel of Native representatives. This event is in partnership with the city of Vancouver Water Resource Center, the Columbia Land Trust and The Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington.
Thanks to our sponsor, the Cowlitz Tribe Arts and Education Fund!
Guest speakers include Mike Iyall, Cowlitz Tribe Council member and Historian, Sam Robinson, Vice Chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, and David Lewis, Indigenous Historian and Grand Ronde member.