Lifeways

Summary: 
Greg Archuleta describes some of the various approaches that tribal people take to pass down traditional cultural knowledge. Decisions about how to do this are made at the tribal, community and family level.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Mike Iyall of the Cowlitz Tribe describes cultural marriage traditions and taboos.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Leah Conner recalls details about the route taken during her family's seasonal rounds.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Aurelia tells the harrowing story of falling into the river at Celilo Falls.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Mike Iyall laments the loss of language, arts and culture that occured from the impact of disease on the Cowlitz people.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
At the Sandy River Delta, Greg Archuleta talks about the importance of honoring the ancestors. He also describes the importance of adapting and connecting old ways to new things and ideas.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Greg Archuleta shares concerns about the threat of losing cultural knowledge. He describes how The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have adapted and brought traditional practices into modern uses.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Tony Johnson talks about connection to place and why it's important to educate non-native people about places that are important to indigenous people of the Northwest.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lands, Lifeways
Summary: 
Louie Pitt tells a shortened version of a Coyote story, where he plays the trickster at a meeting of dogs.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
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
Category: 
Lifeways, Natural Resources