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.

This talk argues that the Doctrine of Discovery morphed into “American Manifest Destiny” and was used, and is still being used today, to justify the United States’ acquisition of the lands and assets of the Indian Nations and peoples.

Mike Iyall talks about what being Cowlitz means to him.

Wilbur Slockish (Klickitat, Yakama) talks about the removal of rights and forcible relocation to reservations such as Fort Simcoe.

This is an excerpt from an interview with Shirley Stahi, the wife of Chief Delvis Heath. Here, she describes her journey of working in education.

Greg Archuleta (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) talks about contemporary connection to the river and its fish, as well as ongoing efforts to help conservation.

Bryson Liberty (Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla) talks about learning to fish at McCoy Creek. 1:55.

Virginia Beavert (Yakama) talks about the river, fishing, and concerns about resources.