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Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Economy/Economic Development, Lands, Natural Resources
Summary: 
Bill Yallup, Jr. explains how Celilo Falls was the "Wall Street of the West".
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Natural Resources, Government to Government Relations
Summary: 
Tony Johnson talks about the Boldt Decision, which granted Treaty Tribes access to fishing sites, but denied traditional rights to unrecognized tribal communities like the Chinook Nation.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lands, Natural Resources
Summary: 
Louie Pitt talks about "many Celilos," or the many places where indigenous people were pushed away from their livelihoods along the river systems in the Northwest.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
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
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
Category: 
Natural Resources
Summary: 
Wilbur Slockish tells us "water is the giver of life" and describes his connection to the river.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways, Natural Resources
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: 
Lands, Natural Resources
Summary: 
Bryson Liberty shares funny memories of fishing at Celilo Falls.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Natural Resources
Summary: 
Greg Archuleta talks about the reemergence of wapato, a staple of the traditional native diet, at the Sandy River Delta restoration site.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Natural Resources
Summary: 
Bryson Liberty talks about eels (also known as Pacific Lamprey) which are an important food resource of the Columbia River region.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways, Natural Resources
Summary: 
Johnny Jackson tells a story about catching fish at Celilo Falls and how the river made the salmon strong.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Natural Resources, Lifeways
Summary: 
Bryson Liberty tells the harrowing story of his mother's family encountering a group of hostile settlers on their traditional seasonal food gathering route.

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