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This year the Confluence Legacy Maker Virtual Gathering honored our elder Antone Minthorn and his decades of work to elevate Indigenous voices in public policy, education and the landscape itself.

Roberta Conner tells how her grandfather was reintroduced to his homeland and the importance of “stories about the land and how the land takes care of us.”

In this excerpt, Bryson Liberty talks about seeing Celilo with his grandparents and aunt, as well as the trade at Celilo.

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.

As our climate changes, so do the plants that thrive in our ecosystem. Learn more about how the Sandy River Delta is using native plants to adapt with Bill Weiler, Stewardship Education Coordinator with the Sandy River Watershed Council.

Explore the unique ecosystem around the Sandy River Delta! Bill Weiler, Stewardship Education Coordinator with the Sandy River Watershed Council, details how previous restoration projects have improved the Sandy River’s health.

The Sandy River Watershed Council is rebuilding Salmon homes and so much more: Explore one of our environmental restoration projects with us along the Sandy River.

Confluence held an online discussion on May 18th of the film Gather with cast members, moderated by Marylee Jones, a Yakama Culture Keeper. Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

On May 11th we held a virtual conversation with writer Sarah Vowell to explore the national recalibration that’s underway over how America expresses its stories and values in public spaces.