GiveBIG 2023

Washington GiveBIG is now underway! For the next 48 hours, you can participate in this giving event on May 2-3, 2023.

Confluence began in 2002 as a response to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial as a way of elevating Indigenous voices in our collective understanding of the Columbia River system.

Today, our mission is to connect people to the culture, history, and ecology of our region through Indigenous voices. We do this through art and education. Your contribution today supports the conservation and stewardship of the Confluence River Sites by Maya Lin and the learning programs designed to connect students and adults with a broader understanding of the landscape we call home.

Check out the important work Confluence has done this year—your contribution today can help sustain these efforts in the future:

  • It’s Field Trip season! Confluence Field Trips take kids to meaningful locations such as the She-Who-Watches petroglyph to learn from Native Educators like Ed Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock) and Confluence Emerging Artist Merseady Atkins (Collville/Yakama).
  • We premiered the new short film Stories from the Canoe in collaboration with Woodrow Hunt (Tule Films). The film explores the history and ongoing development of Canoe Journey.
Stories from the Canoe
  • We’re copublishing a children’s book! Written by Elder Linda Meanus, My Name is LaMoosh tells the story of her life, growing up with her grandma and grandpa near Celilo Falls. This mighty fishery was flooded in 1957, yet Linda persevered to teach young people about the Indigenous ways of the Columbia River. The book will be released June 2023 and can be preordered today. The launch party is on June 20th, 2023!

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Quite simply, we can only fulfill this important mission because of the financial support from the Friends of Confluence. When you contribute to Confluence, you join a dedicated community of fellow donors who understand the power of rewriting our origin story in order to create a more inclusive and environmentally responsible future. Thank you!