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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, Government to Government Relations
Summary: 
Bill Yallup, Jr. talks about Chief Kamiakin and the his vision for the treaty signing.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Bryson Liberty describes growing up fishing on McCoy Creek, which at one point dried up. It has since been revitalized by Columbia River Tribes and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC).
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Wars/Military/Conflict
Summary: 
Leah Conner talks about her grandmother Wye-as-us (Stepping High Dancing), who had a terrifying encounter with a local militia.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lands, Natural Resources
Summary: 
Bryson Liberty shares funny memories of fishing at Celilo Falls.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Leah Conner recalls details about the route taken during her family's seasonal rounds.
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: 
Lands
Summary: 
Virginia Beavert talks about the pain that people must have felt when Celilo Falls was flooded and how it changed fishing along the river.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Government to Government Relations
Summary: 
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.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Language, Lifeways
Summary: 
Bessie Scott talks about respect/self-respect and teaching children Nez Perce language. She describes a song "I am special/You are special" that aids in teaching children self-respect.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Natural Resources, Religion
Summary: 
Louie Pitt talks about the river as a provider, and the spiritual connection to the natural resources in and along the river.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Government to Government Relations, Lifeways
Summary: 
Bryson Liberty shares a story about going to an unwelcoming movie theater in The Dalles, Oregon, as a teenager.

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