Confluence Library

Tanna Engdahl discusses the knowledge behind Cowlitz trading and crafting.

This is the recording of our May 6th event, Confluence Conversations: Voices of Family in Land and Sky with Emily Washines and Josiah Pinkham, who discussed finding resilience, comfort, and strength in times of challenge.

The text of a Chinook Blessing delivered by Chinook Tribal Chief Gary Johnson in Chinook homelands, November 18, 2005.

On November 17th, we held a talk with nationally recognized author Robin Wall Kimmerer, of Braiding Sweetgrass fame, on how themes from it can offer lessons on moving towards a more just and sustainable future

In this podcast, Mike Iyall, Cowlitz Tribe Council member and Historian, Sam Robinson, Vice Chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, and David Lewis, Indigenous Historian and Grand Ronde member talk about the importance of salmon to the entire ecosystem.

In this podcast, Mike Iyall, Cowlitz Tribe Council member and Historian, Sam Robinson, Vice Chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, and David Lewis, Historian and Grand Ronde member discuss Native land management and Indigenous knowledge.

Greg Archuleta talks about the removal of the Sandy River Dam and the return of wapato and salmon.

This story collection is based on a conversation between two family members, Emily Washines and Josiah Pinkham,who discussed finding resilience, comfort, and strength in times of challenge during a Confluence Conversation. This collection focuses on family, including the animal people as family, and the landscape.

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

In the this Confluence Story Collection, we explore how stories have always defined our relationship with the Earth and with each other. Indigenous oral histories have been dismissively called “myths.” Yet there are universal truths in these real stories backed up by today’s science.