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Winter Fishtrap: American Indian Cultural Resilience & Yours

January 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presented by Fishtrap, Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland Project and The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture. 

The abiding presence and lasting vibrance of American Indian cultures demonstrates how shared foods, language, family stories – and ties to specific tribal lands –  have contributed to not only survival, but resilience in the face of centuries-long physical and cultural threats. What can we learn from tribal people, and how does their experience relate to other groups and to families and individuals attending this conference?

Join us for two sessions exploring the interconnectedness of food, family, language and land in Native cultures. Seek understanding of your own and others’ cultural complexity through discussion of each session topic and identify the common threads that surface during the day.

Morning Session – 9:00am pacific time
Family, Language, and Culture

Angel Sobotta, a Nez Perce storyteller and linguist, will offer insight into her own experience of the interplay of lineage, language and cultural identity. Participants will be invited to bring their own family histories to the discussion.

Afternoon Session – 1:00pm pacific time
Land and Culture

Speaker Bobbie Conner, director of Tamástslikt Cultural Center on the CTUIR (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) near Pendleton, Oregon (with Albert Redstar possibly joining her)Explore the ideas of land and property, and the physical manifestation of culture in place. How and why do generational relationships with a particular area endure—and can they amidst changing politics, economies and populations.

Signup here: https://fishtrap.org/winter-fishtrap-resilience/

Join us this January for Winter Fishtrap as we explore the role Resilience plays in our communities, our cultures, our world, and our lives. Be a part of the conversation as we examine these questions:

  • How does Resilience impact mental health?
  • How do cultures survive, even thrive?
  • What does Resilience look like in the natural world?
  • What is the role of imagination in building Resilient communities?

Your registration gives you access to all four weeks of online content including a mix of self-guided activities, online discoveries, and live weekly events brought directly to you wherever you are. Can’t join us for the live events? All presentations will be available for you to watch at your own convenience.


January 16, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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