During the winter and spring, Confluence will present a series of Story Gatherings, public forums that will broaden participants’ understanding of the Columbia River system by highlighting Indigenous stories. These events are story-driven discussions that will explore the interconnectedness of the people and places of the Columbia River.
At each event, participants will watch or listen to first-person stories produced by NW Documentary, which will then be followed by a panel discussion between Native elders, leaders, and writers. The council co-sponsors this series, which is free and open to the public.
- April 15, 2017 – Portland (Alberta Rose Theatre)
- May 6, 2017 – The Dallas (Columbia Gorge Discovery Center)
- February, 2017 – Astoria
- November, 2016 – Pendleton