Greater access to indigenous culture has been made available to educators and students across the Pacific Northwest. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on the launch of The Confluence Library.
The digital resource contains photo galleries, research papers, and multimedia works. It’s all to educate users on the tribes and ecology of the Columbia River system.
It’s an extension of the non-profit organization, Confluence, based in Vancouver, Washington. Executive Director Colin Fogarty says it’s important to note that the historical collections of photos and narratives are balanced with modern-day perspectives as well.
“To remind people that native people have been here for thousands of years," Fogarty tells KLCC. "But they’re still here!
"They haven’t gone away, and they still have a real presence here, and a real connection – a cultural connection – to this place.”
Confluence is already known for its collaborations with regional Indian tribes, as well as six art landscapes rendered by artist Maya Lin.
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