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Confluence
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Religion, Lands
Summary
Bill Yallup, Jr. talks about the spiritual demensions of connecting to place.
Community
Confluence
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Government to Government Relations
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Bill Yallup, Jr. explains how it was difficult for people to understand the full implications of American Expansionism.
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Confluence
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Natural Resources
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Wilbur Slockish tells us "water is the giver of life" and describes his connection to the river.
Community
Confluence
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Lifeways, Natural Resources
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Wilbur Slockish explains that indigenous lifeways have built-in conservation practices, meaning that the very foundation is a necessary respect for the water and land that provide food resources.
Community
Confluence
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Lands, Natural Resources
Summary
Wilbur Slockish tells a story of a life lesson he learned from a man named Hobart Garneaux while in prison for "illegal" fishing.
Community
Confluence
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Government to Government Relations, Lands
Summary
Wilbur Slockish talks about how Issac Stevens came down the river to negotiate treaties with the tribes. He gives a little background on what it means to be "River People" indirectly explaining the phrase "usual and accustomed places".
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands
Summary
Virginia Beavert talks about the pain that people must have felt when Celilo Falls was flooded and how it changed fishing along the river.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands
Summary
Virginia Beavert imagines what Tommy Thompson might have felt watching the flooding of Celilo Falls and describes her own feelings of sadness about the disappearance of the falls.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lifeways
Summary
Virginia Beavert describes her optimism about young native people returning to their cultural roots.
Community
Confluence
Category
Natural Resources, Religion
Summary
Virginia Beavert talks about how the river is experienced by indigenous people of the Columbia River. It was created for them but requires them to take care of it for their survival.
Community
Confluence
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Language
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Virginia Beavert speaks in Ichiiskin about Confluence and the importance of education.
Community
Confluence
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Government to Government Relations, Language, Wars/Military/Conflict
Summary
Virginia Beavert talks about her activism with regards to treaty fishing rights, and how her ability to speak multiple languages helped her translate for people who were arrested for "illegal" fishing.