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Confluence
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Lifeways
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Virginia Beavert describes her optimism about young native people returning to their cultural roots.
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Natural Resources, Religion
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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.
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Language
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Virginia Beavert speaks in Ichiiskin about Confluence and the importance of education.
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Confluence
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Government to Government Relations, Language, Wars/Military/Conflict
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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.
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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.
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Lands, Lifeways
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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.
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Confluence
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Language
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Tony Johnson describes Chinuk Wawa, the pidgen language known as "Chinook Jargon" that is the one of the remaining living Chinook languages and was widely used for trading in the Northwest.
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Confluence
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Lifeways
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Tony Johnson explains how his cultural lifeways are his inheritance and that it has value that continues to need to be passed down to future generations.
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Confluence
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Government to Government Relations, Natural Resources
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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.
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Confluence
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Natural Resources, Religion
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Louie Pitt talks about the river as a provider, and the spiritual connection to the natural resources in and along the river.
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Confluence
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Lifeways
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Louie Pitt tells a shortened version of a Coyote story, where he plays the trickster at a meeting of dogs.
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Confluence
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Lands
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Louie Pitt recalls memories of going to Celilo Falls as a kid. He describes the sound, the smell and feel of the area.