Program

Spirit of the Waters at Umatilla

Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey brings together ceremony, art, science, spirituality, ancestral knowledge, and cross-cultural collaboration in support of the movement to remove the Snake River dams and restore to health the Snake River salmon and the orcas that depend on them.

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Whale People: Outdoor Exhibition + IMAX-Style Film

Whale People: Protectors of the Sea is an outdoor exhibition featuring a 3,000 pound orca totem pole, salmon carvings, and an award-winning IMAX-style film projection that tells the story of today’s environmental emergency through the figure of the orca.

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Art, Activism, and Ceremony

Presenters in this event will share their experience in bringing together art, ceremony, and activism in some of the most significant environmental and social justice campaigns over the past decade within and beyond the Pacific Northwest.

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Science in Ceremony Roundtable

The Science in Ceremony roundtable takes as its point of departure the proposition that Indigenous ceremonial knowledge—in the predicates and presuppositions of its protocols and practices—is a science in its own right and on its own terms.

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Words are Ideas: Ideology in Language and Place Names

This panel explores the ways in which language functions to structure thought and action, as well as how struggles over language can be part of a collective project of decolonization. Together, panelists will explore the modes of communication through which people have come to discover and assert their collective difference in the world.

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