Canoe culture has been integral to the Columbia River system’s Indigenous people since time immemorial. And Tribal canoes are still on the water today. In this episode of Confluence Podcast, we hear from Brian Krehbiel and Bobby Mercier of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, Sam Robinson of the Chinook Indian Nation, Jefferson Greene of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and Tsali Cross and Jacelyn Lowley of the Portland All Nations Canoe Family. Tsali Cross is Cherokee and Caddo and Jacelyn Lowley is Couer d’Alene and Colville. Together, they all talk about their connection to the river and canoes and the importance of keeping Indigenous cultures alive today.
Gretchen Kilby and Lily Hart produce the Confluence Story Gathering podcast.