Confluence Library

Bobbie Conner (Cayuse, Nez Perce, Umatilla) talks about Native fortitude.

The theme of this video is treaties. Seven Native individuals talk about treaty protections, property rights, culture, and first rights. By Tule Films with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Tanna Engdahl (Cowlitz) talks about her grandmother’s combination of Cowlitz culture with Catholic beliefs. 2:01.

Tony Johnson (Chinook) talks about the Chinuk Wawa pidgin language, and how it was passed down to families because of its importance in contact between cultures

Bill Yallup, Jr (Yakama) talks about PTSD among tribal members and proposes a solution to unnecessary police harassment. 4:28.

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

Johnny Jackson (Yakama, Cascades) talks about fishing at Celilo Falls with his family.

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

Tanna Engdahl (Cowlitz) talks about the adoption of written language and its use in gaining tribal recognition.