Confluence Library

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.

Confluence recently premiered the film “Salmon’s Agreement,” which was followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Woodrow Hunt (of Tule Films) and with Roberta Conner (Tamastslikt Cultural Institute). Many attendees asked how they can help the salmon. Here are some resources to get started.

On April 1st, 2021 Confluence premiered the film “Salmon’s Agreement” followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Woodrow Hunt and Bobbie Conner of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

In this episode, the speakers discuss speaking as a voice for the orcas, salmon, and the waterways they live in. Listen to the episode to learn from Washington State Representative Debra Lekanoff (Tlingit), Klickitat Tribal Elder Wilbur Slockish, and James Holt, (Nez Perce) the Executive Director of the Buffalo Field Campaign on how to care for these important members of our ecosystem.

How are orcas connected to salmon? In this episode Debra Lekanoff (Tlingit), Klickitat Tribal Elder Wilbur Slockish, and James Holt, (Nez Perce) discuss the orcas, salmon, and waterways that bromg grace to our region and how they require committed caretakers – now more than ever

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.