Spring 2021 Season of Confluence Gatherings

“Salmon’s Agreement” Film Screening and Discussion

New Documentary Short by Woodrow Hunt of Tule Films
In Partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council
Tuesday, April 1, 2021 at 4 pm

Confluence Conversation: A Native Lens on Regenerative Ecosystems

In Partnership with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4 pm

Monuments: A Moment of Recalibration

In Partnership with Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA
Tuesday, April 27 at 4 pm

Our Evolving Relationship with History: A Conversation with Sarah Vowell

In Partnership with Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 4 pm

Gather: First Foods Discussion

In Partnership with the Cottonwood School fo Civics and Sciences
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4 pm

Along the Columbia: Maya Lin and the Confluence Project

Exhibit at Whitman College’s Maxey Museum
Between April 30, 2021 and July 30, 2021

Confluence Field School for Conservation Groups and Land Managers

The Confluence Field School is a series of story-driven virtual experiences designed to elevate Indigenous voices in environmental managers’ understanding of the Columbia River system. These in-depth dialogues with Native elders, leaders, and tradition keepers who share first-person insights into the history of the landscape we share. Participants come away with a richer understanding of sovereignty, cultural resilience and reciprocity. Our Native partners tell us that they too feel enriched and inspired by sharing their stories with a wider audience and for that audience to acknowledge and respect insights passed down from their ancestors. Past programs have included visits with members of the Grand Ronde, Warm Springs, Umatilla, Cowlitz, Yakama and Chinook Tribes.

This year’s Field School is scheduled for September and October and is designed for conservation groups and agency land managers to learn more about Traditional Ecological Knowledge so that they can bring Indigenous lessons to the land. Spots are limited. Decisions will be based on geographic diversity and potential impact. In exchange for waiving fees to attend the Confluence Field School, we ask participants to demonstrate how they will share what they have learned with at least 10 of their colleagues.

Marcus Whitman statue in Walla Walla, WA
Sarah Vowell
Gather Film