Confluence Library

Curious about how Confluence got started? Interested in the work we’re doing in schools? Watch a recorded discussion with Executive Director Colin Fogarty for about where Confluence began, how it has evolved and where we’re going in the future.

In this episode, Robin Wall Kimmerer speaks to Confluence about unlearning the settler view of land and listening to the land.

In this episode of the Confluence Podcast, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks the audience to consider what the earth asks of us and how we can do right by the land.

In this clip, Washington State Representative Debra Lekanoff explains how contemporary tribal leaders today are guided by ancestors.

It was just in February when our panel of Indigenous historians and leaders led a thought-provoking discussion in Vancouver about conservation practices along the Columbia River. Yet the themes and lessons are timeless and remain relevant as we work toward a more inclusive understanding of the land we share. This Story Collection includes a two-part podcast from that Story Gathering, along with a selection of writings and interviews around the notion that our ecology is inextricably linked to our history and our future together.

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.

This collection centers around salmon as a First Food and the sacred and cultural associations.

Linda Meanus (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talks about gathering roots, wild plants, berries and the importance of carrying on those traditions.

Are you looking to visit all or some of the Confluence River Sites? This printable one-page map is a guide to doing just that.

This audio tour describes the Confluence Land Bridge at Fort Vancouver.