Confluence Library

Indigenous communities in our region have been hit disproportionately hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Emily Washines (Yakama) and Chuck Sams (CTUIR) to hear first-hand stories of the different ways Tribes have responded. This conversation will go beyond statistics and headlines to consider the daily lives of Native people as they confront what, for them, the most recent pandemic.

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.

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 episode of Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River, Patrica Whitefoot (Yakama), Roberta Kirk (Wasco and Dine) and Chuck Sams (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) discuss the importance of the river and interconnectedness.

Tule Films founder Woodrow Hunt talks about his work with Confluence, termination and resilience, and how his own family history relates to the work he does.

In this episode, James Holt (Nez Perce) talks about lifeways, intergenerational trauma, and Nez Perce endurance.

Listen to these recordings of past Story Gatherings.