Announcing our 2020 Season!

Click here to download the pdf version: Confluence 2020 Season

Explore our Community Calendar here.

stories from the river screening

Indigenous elders and leaders from the Columbia River share personal stories and insights about the history, culture, and ecology of the land and its people. This series of documentary shorts is a collaboration of Confluence and Woodrow Hunt (Klamath/Modoc, Cherokee) of Tule Films.

Presented in partnership with the Native American Arts Council, as part of the NW Film Center Northwest Tracker series.

Feb 6 / 7pm / NW Film Center / Register

basketry workshop

Learn traditional weaving practices from Grand Ronde educator Greg Archuleta. This day-long workshop will leave you with new knowledge about an old craft from the Indigenous cultures of the Columbia River. Greg will teach how to prepare cedar for basket making, plaiting and two weaving methods to complete your basket. We will work at the Confluence office in Vancouver. $65 per person. Make sure to bring a lunch!
March 14 / 10am – 4pm / Confluence Office /Register

earth day work party

Confluence, The Mission Continues, The City of Vancouver and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will partner to organize a volunteer Earth Day work party to tend the Land Bridge that connects the community to this special place along the river. Volunteers will shovel, haul and spread mulch, pick up trash, weed, and plant.
April 18 / 9am – 12pm / Vancouver Land Bridge / Register

confluence on the road

Confluence on the Road is an experiential opportunity for teachers and education leaders to dig deeper into the storied landscape of the Columbia River system. The journey includes guided visits to sites of cultural and environmental significance with Indigenous speakers to hear first-person insights into Native traditions and history. Participants come away with a richer understanding of sovereignty, cultural resilience and the value of reciprocity.

Summer 2020 / details and exact dates to come

Story Gatherings

Confluence Story Gatherings are story-driven discussions designed to elevate Indigenous voices in our understanding of the Columbia River system.

vancouver / in partnership with Columbia Land Trust and the Watershed Alliance of SW Washington / Feb 23 / 3pm / Water Resource Center / register

hood river / in partnership with Gorge Owned

March 18 / 6pm / Columbia Center for the Arts / register

walla walla / in partnership with Whitman University

April 11 / 3pm / Olin Hall / register

portland / in partnership with the Vanport Mosaic

May 23 / time and location TBD