Confluence Library

This story collection is based on the conversation between Patricia Whitefoot (Yakama Nation), Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs), and Chuck Sams (CTUIR) that we live-streamed on May 20th.

On May 20th, Patricia Whitefoot (Yakama Nation), Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs), and Chuck Sams (Umatilla) joined together for a thoughtful exploration of this theme in light of our country’s colonial legacy and Indigenous people’s enduring spirit and cultural resilience.

Greg Archuleta talks about the return of plants and seeds and how tribes adapt plant uses.

Greg Archuleta talks about both the history of tribal canoe culture and the current importance of it.

Aurelia Stacona talks about her Native name and naming ceremonies for babies.

Aurelia Stacona discusses her journey in beadwork.

Aurelia Stacona talks about her work in the church and in founding a 12 step program.

Aurelia Stacona talks about her love of beadwork and passing it on to her grandchildren.