Confluence Road Trip: Portland Basin to the Pacific

07/13/2019 - 9:00am to 07/14/2019 - 12:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development

Content areas: Culturally Responsive Teaching, Elementary Ed, Other, Professional Development, Secondary Ed, Social Studies

District/Organization: Confluence

Confluence Road Trips dig deeper into the storied landscape of the Columbia River. Time at sites of cultural and environmental significance with Native speakers offer the chance to hear first-person insights into Native culture and history. You will come away with richer understanding of sovereignty, cultures based on reciprocity and resilience. Trips are fitting for the life long learner and designed as teacher workshops or professional development opportunities.

This trip begins on the Confluence Land Bridge at Fort Vancouver, WA, with Cowlitz members. Travel to Bay Center, Washington brings us to the Chinook Nation as guests for a traditional salmon bake, conversation, drum and song. The following morning we visit Cape Disappointment and Maya Lin’s installations to experience the location Lewis and Clark first saw the Pacific Ocean in Chinook homelands.

Cost $200. This includes speaker fees, a gift to the Chinook Nation, Saturday breakfast and dinner. Not included: Saturday lunch, Saturday night accommodations , Sunday meals and transportation. Carpooling can be arranged with Confluence. Visit the Confluence website for more information.

Register here.