Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Gathering: The Canoe Journey Herbalists Project

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In this Gathering, we welcome speakers from the Canoe Journey Herbalists, presenting on Questions and reflections on relationships to healing, cultural safety and community care.

The mission of the Canoe Journey Herbalists Project is to offer free herbal healing support; ranging from first aid to foot baths, offering herbal medicines and hands-on healing to participants as we travel alongside the Intertribal Canoe Journey. At its core, this project is Indigenous-led, inspired, and works to continue to prioritize the wants and needs of the Coastal Salish community. But as a project that provides a pathway for both Indigenous Healers and non-Native allies to offer their hands in service, side by side, how do we create a community care space that also maintains a sense of cultural safety? This workshop will share stories of our strengths and our struggles, as well as questions and reflections for all of us working towards right relationship with land, healing, and Indigenous community.

Rhonda Lee Grantham is a member of the Cowlitz Nation of southwest Washington, which translates to “Seeker of the Medicine Spirit”. She is a direct-entry midwife, herbalist and founder of both the Center for Indigenous Midwifery and the Canoe Journey Herbalists Project. She balances her year between projects that support the reclaiming of Indigenous Midwifery globally, as well as supporting connections to plant medicines and access to healing medicines for Native communities here at home.

Sophie Geist is a community herbalist, landscaper and somatic educator, living and working on cultivating gratitude and commitment as a settler and plant lover on Steh-Chass and Squaxin land. She works with the Canoe Journey Herbalists Project and in thriving gardens throughout Coast Salish territory.

To learn more about this incredible project, click here to read article from Yes! Magazine, republished at indianz.com: We’ve forgotten that we are all healers: Herbalists accompany Canoe Journey

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Gathering: Solidarity in Action

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In this Gathering, we will have the opportunity to delve into our working groups and build relationships and community within our group as we collectively work to support through action our Coast Salish neighbors. Come learn more about our ongoing projects and discover ways you can participate in these efforts.

Please bring $5 suggested donation, and a healthy dish to share for potluck following presentation.

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Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

Salish Sea Lobby Day / Free the Snake

Please show up in solidarity with Tribal community leaders to advocate for the removal of the four Snake River dams.

Learning Right Relations will be co-hosting a dinner following this event, and are looking for volunteers to support this effort. Please email learningrightrelations@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out!

To learn about the details of this event, and to RSVP please visit https://actionnetwork.org/events/orca-advocacy-day?fbclid=IwAR0jNUuR15Sm91lf_rVOa7oj0pr4gvgSp_efFD4LeuxrdvPGocvQ1_usNKg

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Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Gathering: How to Be An Ally to Indigenous People

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Join us for a presentation by Ellany Kayce on “How to Be An Ally to Indigenous People” and learn about Native culture, history, impacts of colonialism, contrast of belief systems and other important highlights in the effort to increase awareness on your journey to becoming an ally.

Please bring $5-10 suggested donation, and a healthy dish to share at potluck following the workshop.

Ellany Kayce is an enrolled Tribal member of the Tlingit Nation, Raven Clan. Throughout her career she’s worked as a cultural consultant, event planner, coordinator, facilitator, trainer, curriculum developer and fundraiser. Ellany has life-long experience working with Alaska Native, Native American, First Nations communities and is a trainer, traditional drummer, singer and dancer, and activist.

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