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Lands, Lifeways
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Greg Archuleta explains how the tribes use stories and education to remind people about their connection to the river and work with people to repair damage to the river.
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Lifeways
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Aurelia tells the harrowing story of falling into the river at Celilo Falls.
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Lifeways
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Aurelia describes her connection to Celilo Falls and what it means to be Wyam. She describes the continuity of culture along the river.
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Lands
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Bobbie Conner explains the consequences of divide and conquer tactics used against people who are closely connected along the river.
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Government to Government Relations
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Bobbie Connner describes the multiple impacts on indigenous cultures of dividing people into tribal nations, including forced changes to land ownership and segregation into boarding schools.
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Government to Government Relations
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Bobbie Connner describes the multiple impacts on indigenous cultures of dividing people into tribal nations, including forced changes to land ownership and segregation into boarding schools.
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Religion
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Tanna Engdahl tells a story about her grandmother participating in the Catholic sacrament of Confession.
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Government to Government Relations
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Greg Archuleta describes efforts to keep indigenous people from fishing at Willamette Falls. Fisheries were strategically placed to deter families from fishing at the falls.
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Natural Resources, Wars/Military/Conflict
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Wilfred Scott tells a story about waking up to law enforcement officials looking to arrest "Jess Greene" during the raids to arrest people for "illegal" fishing activities.
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Education, Government to Government Relations, Lifeways
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Tanna Engdahl talks about the Cowlitz strengths in adopting new technologies from foreigners.
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Lands, Natural Resources
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Tanna Engdahl explains the Cowlitz scientific understanding of water and the skies as well as the land.
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Economy/Economic Development, Education, Government to Government Relations, Lifeways
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Tanna Engdahl explains how by adopting written languages the Cowlitz were able to keep records that allowed them to preserve elements of their culture and use that ability in the fight for federal recognition.