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29 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
The Redheart Memorial Oral History
The Redheart Memorial Oral History by Confluence
3 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Podcast Update: Bonus Episode and the Radio!
Listen for a short update on the podcast, including information about our upcoming special episode and where we're appearing next.
29 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Voices of Family in Land and Sky
Two family members, Emily Washines (Yakama)and Josiah Pinkham (Nez Perce), discuss finding resilience, comfort, and strength in times of challenge.
21 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Orca, Salmon, Reciprocity, and Education
In this episode, the speakers discuss being a voice for the orcas, salmon, and the waterways they live in. Listen to the episode to learn from Washington State Representative Debra Lekanoff (Tlingit), Klickitat Tribal Elder Wilbur Slockish, and James Holt, (Nez Perce) the Executive Director of the Buffalo Field Campaign on how to care for these important members of our ecosystem.
18 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
The Orca and Salmon Connection
How are orcas connected to salmon? In this episode Washington State Representative Debra Lekanoff (Tlingit), Klickitat Tribal Elder Wilbur Slockish, and James Holt, (Nez Perce) the Executive Director of the Buffalo Field Campaign discuss the orcas, salmon, and waterways that bring and grace to our region and how they require committed caretakers – now more than ever.
18 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
How Can People Become More Indigenous American?
Answering the question, “Who Gets to be an American?” Elizabeth Woody, Chuck Sams and Patricia Whitefoot talk about how to help people become more American, through an Indigenous lens.
20 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
What Does it Mean to be An Indigenous American?
Answering the question, “Who Gets to be an American?” Elizabeth Woody, Chuck Sams, and Patricia Whitefoot talk about the complex nature of US citizenship, the sovereignty of tribal nations, the responsibility to the land, the kinship network to the non-human elements of the land, and the relationship to the world.
19 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
An Indigenous Response to a Pandemic Part 2
How can we maintain cultural traditions throughout the pandemic and draw on them for strength? Join Emily Washines (Yakama) and Chuck Sams (CTUIR) to hear first-hand stories of the different ways Tribes have responded. This podcast episode will go beyond statistics and headlines to consider the daily lives of Native people as they confront what, for them, is the most recent pandemic.
18 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
An Indigenous Response to a Pandemic
Indigenous communities in our region have been hit disproportionately hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Emily Washines (Yakama) and Chuck Sams (CTUIR) to hear first-hand stories of the different ways Tribes have responded. This conversation will go beyond statistics and headlines to consider the daily lives of Native people as they confront what, for them, the most recent pandemic. Emily Washines is an enrolled Yakama Nation tribal member with Cree and Skokomish lineage. She speaks Ichiskiin (Yakama language) and other Native languages. A scholar, with a Master’s in Public Administration, her research and work in film, writing, speaking and exhibits focuses on the Yakama War, Native women, traditional knowledge, resource management, fishing rights, and food sovereignty. Yakima Herald-Republic lists her as Top 39 under 39. She is a board member of the Museum of Culture and Environment, Artist Trust, and Columbia Riverkeeper. Emily lives on the Yakama reservation with her husband and three children Chuck Sams is Cayuse, Walla Walla, Cocopah, and Yankton Sioux. He grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He is the Deputy Executive Director for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). Prior positions include Environmental Health and Safety Officer/Planner in the Tribal Planning Office for the CTUIR, Executive Director for the Umatilla Tribal Community Foundation, and National Director of the Tribal & Native Lands Program for the Trust for Public Land. He serves as Chairman to the Oregon Cultural Trust, Gray Family Foundation, and Columbia Land Trust. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as an intelligence specialist.
24 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Robin Wall Kimmerer: The Earth Calls us to Reciprocity
In this episode of the Confluence Podcast, Robin Wall Kimmerer speaks to Confluence about unlearning the settler view of land and listening to the land.
24 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Robin Wall Kimmerer: What Does the Earth Ask of Us?
In this episode of the Confluence Podcast, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks the audience to consider what the earth asks of us and how we can do right by the land. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim.
22 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Parallel Lives - Part 2
Parallel Lives - Part 2 by Confluence
31 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Parallel Lives - Part 1
Parallel Lives - Part 1 by Confluence
22 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River: Vancouver Story Gathering part 2
Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River: Vancouver Story Gathering part 2 by Confluence
28 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River: Vancouver Story Gathering
Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River: Vancouver Story Gathering by Confluence
14 minutes | Dec 28, 2019
Hood River | Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River
"I know I'm from this place. I know what other folks call wild, I call home. Because nothing in our homelands is wild to us, it's not unknown." Roberta Kirk, Chuck Sams, and Patricia Whitefoot discuss the importance of the river and interconnectedness.
12 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Paul Lumley | Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River
Paul Lumley, the Executive Director of NAYA PDX, talks about how treaties are a source of power for tribes, the importance of tribes being in charge of their own science, and the resilence and passion tribes have to maintain their traditions.
15 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Tanna Engdahl | Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River
“We’ve come back with strength and the power of deprivation and desperation and that’s what a non-treaty tribe encounters.” Tanna Engdahl, the spiritual leader of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, talks about Cowlitz federal recognition, the experience of non-treaty tribes, the impact of the disease on the Cowlitz and the spiritual power of sacred sites and ancestors.
10 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Story Gathering | Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River
In this episode, anthropologist and Grand Ronde historian David Lewis discusses the loss of land, tribe-settler interactions, the historical context of Grand Ronde’s treaty negotiation, and protecting rights that weren’t guaranteed in treaties.
11 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Woodrow Hunt | Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River
Tule Films founder Woodrow Hunt talks about his work with Confluence, termination and resilience, and how his own family history relates to the work he does.
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