Confluence Library

In this episode, speakers discuss a recent documentary on Native American food sovereignty called “Gather.” Our conversation includes two of the people featured in the film: Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation in Arizona and Samuel Gensaw, the co-founder of Ancestral Guard.

 

In this article, Keri E. Iyall Smith (Cowlitz) details how, by taking cues from Indigenous Peoples who see the natural world as relatives, equal to humans, entitled to protections and thoughtful (minimal) use, it is possible to shift away from attitudes that expanded in the colonial era, which see land as a thing to be conquered and with resources to be extracted.

In this episode, we get to hear traditional stories from Ciarra Greene (Nimiipuu/Nez Perce Tribe). Her academic background is in chemistry and environmental science.

Today on the Confluence Podcast, two members of Northwest Indigenous nations, David Lewis and Teara Farrow Ferman discuss the history of the Columbia watershed and new efforts to improve wildlife habitat and water quality

During this virtual event Ciarra Greene shared traditional Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) stories and dive into their embedded ecological practices and cultural understandings, exemplifying what has made traditional storytelling a strong force for cultural continuity over the generations.

“Salmon have always kept their word…” In this episode, we talk with filmmaker Woodrow Hunt a Klamath/Modoc/ Cherokee descendent, and Bobbie Conner, a member of the Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Executive Director of the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, about Hunt’s recent film, Salmon’s Agreement.

Sarah Vowell relates how someone can just be themselves at Confluence sites.

Sarah Vowell describes how Maya Lin took her own individal style to the Confluence sites, but also came to listen to that place and people.

Sarah Vowell describes her visit to the Confluence Bird Blind at the Sandy River Delta

Sarah Vowell describes the multitude of histories in the story of the transcontinental railroads, including Chinese laborers, Westward expansion, and dispossession of Native land.