Story Circles Resources

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Video and Audio

Chief Timothy Park Dedication Ceremony
On May 29, 2015, more than 200 people gathered at Chief Timothy Park, nine miles west of Clarkston, Washington, to dedicate the Confluence Listening Circle.

Confluence Podcast: Rabbits and Rivers
Historians, like Alice in her Adventures in Wonderland, tend to fall down rabbit holes. At least that’s what it feels like sometimes, getting lost in research into one period or people or historical event. In this episode of the Confluence podcast, we hear from a group of historians musing on their experiences going down rabbit holes in their study of Indigenous history.

Virginia Beavert: “So Why Not Speak Your Language?”
In this excerpt, Dr. Virginia Beavert talks about the importance of speaking her Native language. Dr. Beavert consulted on the Story Circles language.

Articles

Story Circles
There are seven Story Circles: Introduction, People, Salmon, Seasonal Rounds, Trade, and the Coyote Circle. The following material is to aid you in visiting the Story Circles if you desire, or to experience the Story Circles if you cannot visit.

Chief Timothy Park and Maya Lin
Chief Timothy Park, in Washington, is on an island off the Snake River. Chief Timothy Park is close to Lower Granite Dam, which has a fish ladder. The park is home to a Confluence “Listening Circle” amphitheater.

How Learning About Salmon Connects Kids to Culture (and the Seven Fish They Should Know)
For Native people of the Columbia River system, knowledge about salmon has been passed down through the generations, since time immemorial. Fish are intertwined with River Peoples’ past, present, and future. This article highlights several important subjects and resources, along with how seven fish of the Nch’i Wāna (Columbia River) are intertwined with tribal identity.

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