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.

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

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

In this excerpt, Dr. Virginia Beavert talks about the importance of speaking her Native language.

Lillian Pitt talks about She Who Watches, identity, culture, history, and honoring nature. She also talks about her artwork. Fully subtitled. 3:00.

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.

Bryson Liberty (Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla) talks about an unexpected encounter with settlers along a traditional seasonal trail. 1:58.

Alysia and Elke LittleLeaf (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talk about their business as fly fishing guides and the importance of fish and water to their rights and ways of life. Video by Woodrow Hunt of Tule Films.