Story Collection: Voices of Family in Land and Sky
This story collection is based on a conversation between two family members, Emily Washines and Josiah Pinkham,who discussed finding resilience, comfort, and strength in times of challenge during a Confluence Conversation. This collection focuses on family, including the animal people as family, and the landscape.
Watch the recording: Confluence Conversations: Voices of Family in Land and Sky
This is the recording of our May 6th event, Confluence Conversations: Voices of Family in Land and Sky with Emily Washines and Josiah Pinkham, who discussed finding resilience, comfort, and strength in times of challenge.
What objects or images around your house remind you of family stories?
In the family stories you tell, what themes and lessons keep recurring?
Teachers: How can true stories enhance my lesson plans?
VIDEO & AUDIO
Stories from the River: Surrounded by History
The theme of this video is “Surrounded by History.” Four Native individuals talk about history, identity, intercultural relations, respect, and land connection. By Tule Films, with support of National Endowment for the Arts.
Confluence Podcast: Silas Whitman
In this episode of the Confluence Podcast, Nez Perce elder Silas Whitman discusses Celilo, sovereignty, learning from the elders and inter-tribal exchange.
Aurelia Stacona: Beadwork “Is a Part of Me” to Pass Down
Aurelia Stacona talks about her love of beadwork and passing it on to her grandchildren.
Chief Delvis Heath: The Power of the Horse
This is an excerpt from an interview with Chief Delvis Heath. Chief Delvis Heath describes the trust placed in the horse and the power it has.
Confluence Podcast: Josiah Pinkham
In this Confluence Podcast episode, Josiah Pinkham discusses the spirituality entity of Celilo, resilience, sacred responsibility and the difference between Native and non-Native culture.
Greg Archuleta: Handing Culture to Next Generation
Greg Archuleta (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) talks about passing culture from generation to generation, and underlines the importance of understanding that culture is never static.
Tony Johnson: Our Kids Have Never Known a Time Without Canoes
Tony Johnson discusses the revitalization of canoe culture among the Chinook Nation and the importance of children being raised with that culture.
Reciprocity of Tradition. Joe Whittle, Oregon Humanities.
Native Americans of the Columbia Plateau use traditional practices to strengthen their communities and preserve their union with the land.
Emily Washine’s educational website. Topics range from the Yakama War, Native women, MMIW, traditional knowledge, resource management, fishing rights, and food sovereignty.
Gallery: Children of Celilo Village
This gallery features images of children through Celilo Village in daily life, at work and play.