Confluence Podcast

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Sinopsis

Confluence is a donor supported nonprofit that connects people to place through art and education. We work in collaboration with Northwest communities, tribes and celebrated artist Maya Lin to create reflective moments that can shape the future of the Columbia River system. We share stories of this river through six public art installations, educational programs, community engagement and a rich digital experience.

Episodios

  • A Native Lens on Regenerative Ecosystems

    14/10/2021 Duración: 30min

    In this episode two members of Northwest Indigenous nations, David Lewis and Teara Farrow Ferman discuss the history of the Columbia watershed and new efforts to improve wildlife habitat and water quality.

  • Memorializing History

    07/10/2021 Duración: 29min

    On this episode of the Confluence Story Gathering Podcast we dive into the current cultural discussion on monuments and who tells the stories behind monuments, to ask how do we memorialize our history today? Three Indigenous women who live in the Pacific Northwest joined us for this discussion, Bobbie Conner, Deana Dartt, and Emily Washines. About the Speakers: Bobbie Conner is an enrolled member at the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla and director of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute on the Umatilla Reservation. Deana Dartt is Coastal Chumash and Mestiza--descending from the Indigenous peoples of California--and has worked as a curator at several museums. Emily Washines is an enrolled Yakama tribal member and board member of the Museum of Culture and the Environment.

  • The Idea of Monuments

    30/09/2021 Duración: 29min

    In this episode we explore the concept of monuments with the help of three Indigenous women who live in the Pacific Northwest. Bobbie Conner is an enrolled member at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and director of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute; Deanna Dartt is Coastal Chumash and Mestiza--descending from the Indigenous peoples of California--and has worked as a curator at several museums; and Emily Washines, is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and board member of the Museum of Culture and the Environment. This discussion starts here and continues in part 2 next week.

  • Gather: Indigenous Food Sovereignty

    23/09/2021 Duración: 29min

    In this episode, speakers discuss a recent documentary on Native American food sovereignty called “Gather.” Our conversation includes two of the people featured in the film: Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation in Arizona, who opened an Indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic and Samuel Gensaw, the co-founder of Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath River. Mary Lee Jones, a traditional gatherer, and member of the Yakama Nation, who has coordinated traditional food seminars throughout the Pacific Northwest, hosted the discussion.

  • Our Evolving Relationship with History: A Conversation with Sarah Vowell

    16/09/2021 Duración: 29min

    As America re-examines its relationship with history, many of us are taking a new look at the people who have been held up as heroes of our past. Monuments are being replaced, including the statue of Marcus Whitman that is in the US Capitol, soon to be replaced by a statue of fishing rights activist Billy Frank Jr. Writer Sarah Vowell dives into this on the 2nd episode of Season 2 of Confluence Podcast,

  • Monuments and History: A Conversation with Sarah Vowell

    09/09/2021 Duración: 28min

    America’s relationship with history is changing and, with it, our views of public monuments. In this episode, writer Sarah Vowell talks about how we express our stories and values in public places, and how to find joy in the darkness. Vowell is the New York Times’ bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture in which she examines the connections between America's past and present. She was the guest speaker for a Confluence Conversation in May, 2021 in a partnership between Confluence and Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. Sarah Vowell joined us by Zoom from her home in Bozeman, Montana.

  • The Redheart Memorial Oral History

    25/04/2021 Duración: 28min

    The Redheart Memorial Oral History by Confluence

  • Podcast Update: Bonus Episode and the Radio!

    18/03/2021 Duración: 03min

    Listen for a short update on the podcast, including information about our upcoming special episode and where we're appearing next.

  • Voices of Family in Land and Sky

    11/03/2021 Duración: 29min

    Two family members, Emily Washines (Yakama)and Josiah Pinkham (Nez Perce), discuss finding resilience, comfort, and strength in times of challenge.

  • Orca, Salmon, Reciprocity, and Education

    04/03/2021 Duración: 20min

    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.

  • The Orca and Salmon Connection

    25/02/2021 Duración: 18min

    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.

  • How Can People Become More Indigenous American?

    18/02/2021 Duración: 17min

    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.

  • What Does it Mean to be An Indigenous American?

    11/02/2021 Duración: 20min

    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.

  • An Indigenous Response to a Pandemic Part 2

    04/02/2021 Duración: 19min

    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.

  • An Indigenous Response to a Pandemic

    28/01/2021 Duración: 18min

    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 S

  • Robin Wall Kimmerer: The Earth Calls us to Reciprocity

    21/01/2021 Duración: 24min

    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.

  • Robin Wall Kimmerer: What Does the Earth Ask of Us?

    14/01/2021 Duración: 24min

    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.

  • Parallel Lives - Part 2

    21/12/2020 Duración: 22min

    Parallel Lives - Part 2 by Confluence

  • Parallel Lives - Part 1

    21/12/2020 Duración: 30min

    Parallel Lives - Part 1 by Confluence

  • Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River: Vancouver Story Gathering part 2

    01/06/2020 Duración: 21min

    Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River: Vancouver Story Gathering part 2 by Confluence

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