Meet at the Nisqually Billy Frank Jr. gym
Registration required! See details:
This walk/run/tour will be an event to remember! Hosted by the Leschi Heritage Foundation, Nisqually Tribal Council and Joint Base Lewis McChord community, there will be three options for a 7-mile walk, a 12-mile bus ride, or a 9-mile bus ride plus 3-mile walk. This will take place on the Joint Base Lewis McChord Military Reservation; this was formerly the Nisqually lands pre-1917 condemnation.
All applicants must be pre-registered because this is a sensitive area, and the Nisqually Tribe is asking for advance notice of everyone's arrival. No personal vehicles will be allowed on Joint Base Lewis McChord, so all participants must leave their vehicle at Nisqually Billy Frank Jr. gym site. Registration will be available at 8:30am on April 27th at the Billy Frank Jr. Gym.
Click here to visit Nisqually Indian Tribe's event website.
Joint Base Lewis McChord has published this article about the event: Annual Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk takes place April 27
Joyce McCloud, Leschi Heritage Culture Department Director
phone: 360-456-5221 ext. 1142
phone: 360-456-5221 ext. 2191
phone: 360-456-5221 ext. 1267
Join us in welcoming Dr. Karen Capuder for our April Gathering, presenting on the history of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
Dr. Karen Capuder is a Sociocultural Anthropologist and Archaeologist with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation History/Archaeology Program (CCT H/A), where she helps to support the assertion of Colville tribal sovereignty over culturally important places and tribal history through research, consultation, and advocacy. She is Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) and French through her mother and Irish through her father, and her family is from Akwesasne.
Prior to her work with the Colville Tribes, Karen earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Native American Studies, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Anthropology. Her previous work centered on collaborative anthropological research with cultural and spiritual leaders from the Nisqually and Skokomish Nations. In her spare time, she enjoys gathering plant foods and medicines, engaging in cultural activities such as fishing, gardening, and cooking for community events.
*Please note this Gathering will be on a Saturday!
Join with us in learning from Tribal leaders about key legislative priorities, build relationships and advocate together for change.
Please register ASAP with email@example.com so we can schedule an appointment for you with your House and State Senate Representatives.
Let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you are bringing students or would like a table to set up literature or give-aways for the legislators and their aides.
Learning Right Relations will also be supporting the day’s activities by preparing and serving lunch. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering to help with lunch.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.