Confluence Library

Leah Conner (Umatilla) talks about an attack on her family by militia which killed her great-grandparents.

Shirley Stahi recalls working in the longhouse and the teamwork that existed there.

Tanna Engdahl (Cowlitz) talks about dealing with discrimination with her grandmother.

Tony Johnson (Chinook) talks about inheritance not being in monetary wealth but in resources and access.

Ray Gardner tells the story of Qoots-hoi and Toรถlux, and how the first salmon caught turned into a thunderbird whose eggs formed humanity. He also talks about salmon catching ceremony. Fully subtitled.

Bobbie Conner (Cayuse/Nez Perce/Umatilla) talks about treaties and their impact on fishing and property rights. 1:41.

Bill Yallup Jr (Yakama) talks about the sacred nature of water.

Johnny Jackson talks about his beliefs and spirituality. 1:02.

Tanna Engdahl (Cowlitz) talks about traditional ecological knowledge.

Tony Johnson (Chinook) talks about connections to land, place, and stories.