Voices of the River Vol 1, Fall 2022

The Voices of the River Journal is an extension of the work Confluence does in public gatherings, education programs in schools, and our Digital Library that features interviews, documentary shorts, photo galleries, and research papers on these subject managers exclusively from an Indigenous perspective. Volume I features pieces by Rachel Cushman (Chinook), Chance White Eyes (Oneida), Sean Smith (Chinook), Emily Washines (Yakama), Carlee Wilson (Chinook), poetry by Ed Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock), and first-person narratives from Linda Meanus (Warm Springs/Celilo) and Confluence Founding Board Chair Antone Minthorn (CTUIR), with accompanying art by Tommy Greyeyes (Navajo). A generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities supported Volume I.

Letter from the Editor

My Uncle & the Economy by Antone Minthorn

Celilo Falls & the Power of Water by Linda Meanus

Luana, I Know Your Name by Sean Smith

Canoe as Pedagogy by Rachel Cushman & Chance White Eyes

Seeking Safety by Carlee Wilson

The Pathway of Reaffirming Treaty Rights by Emily Washines

Indian Mask by Ed Edmo

Notes on Storytelling by Ed Edmo

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