Our History

Our work was co-founded in the autumn of 2015 by Douglas Mackey and Pat Rasmussen - each with more than 30 years of collaborative work with several Tribes - as classes offered by the Adult Ed Committee of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation. These classes built community around learning history of this land from the perspective of First Peoples of the Salish Sea region, and building a practice and understanding of how to support and act in solidarity with our tribal neighbors. This community continues to meet on a regular basis and welcome Native presenters, in addition to non-Native speakers addressing the role of non-Native people as allies, and is engaged in a variety of ongoing related projects.

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