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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.

Tanna Engdahl discusses trading with tribes upriver.

In this excerpt, Louie Pitt talks about how tribes have had to fight with America for their way of life since day one.

In this video, Dr. Virginia Beavert relates the legend of the baby board and discusses the respect that should be given to sacred places.

In this video, Dr. Virginia Beavert discusses inherited fishing sites, memories of repairing fishing nets and talking with a man from another tribe who spoke Kiksht.

In this video, Dr. Virginia Beavert talks about her grandmother and growing up on the river.

In this video, Dr. Virginia Beavert discusses the Yakama River, Celilo, and the effect on people’s lifestyle after the flooding of Celilo

On May 20th, Patricia Whitefoot (Yakama Nation), Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs), and Chuck Sams (Umatilla) joined together for a thoughtful exploration of this theme in light of our country’s colonial legacy and Indigenous people’s enduring spirit and cultural resilience.