In this episode, we talk with Tanna Engdahl, the spiritual leader for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, located in Southwest Washington state. She is also an associate supervisor of the Clark Conservation District and a board member with the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Her career started in the 1960s as one of the first Native American television journalists. She worked in local TV news in Seattle. Tanna went on to work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and as Public Affairs Chief for both the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. She is the founder of the Cowlitz Medicine Women.
The Confluence Story Gathering podcast is produced by Gretchen Kilby and Lily Hart.