April 22, 2019 Newsletter

This past Saturday's Gathering with Dr. Karen Capuder was a true honor, and we are so grateful to those who traveled notable distances to be with us for her presentation. We were joined by the descendants of Chief Leschi, among other tribal leaders. The sentiment was shared amongst LRR planners that this was a day to tell your grandchildren about!

Read further for upcoming events and news:

Leschi-Quiemuth 11th Annual Honor Walk/Run
Saturday, April 27th
8:30am - 4pm
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
email: mccloud.joyce@nisqually-nsn.gov

Chay Squally 
phone: 360-456-5221 ext. 2191
email: squally.chay@nisqually-nsn.gov

Andreya Squally 
phone: 360-456-5221 ext. 1267
email: squally.andreya@nisqually-nsn.gov

Canoe Journey Blanket Project

You are invited to support the 2019 Paddle to Lummi Blanket Project! Learning Right Relations is working in solidarity with Lummi Nation in helping with preparations for the Paddle to Lummi by sponsoring the blanket project and volunteering for the event. These blankets will be given to Lummi Nation to gift during protocol when the Tribe honors their guests with sacred gifts. 

There are a few different ways that you can support this project. 

  • Donate towards the project in any amount! A contribution of $90 will purchase 10 blankets, and donors contributing $90 will be able to keep a blanket for your own gifting. (Checks may be made out to Learning Right Relations, with "Lummi Blanket" on the memo line, and mailed to LRR, 5515 40th Ave SW, Olympia WA 98512 OR donate via https://www.gofundme.com/paddle-to-lummi-blanket

  • Share with your friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, churches and community centers! Click here for the final flyer, which has more details about the project and can be posted and distributed as you see fit. This is a great opportunity to spark a conversation about your own journey of learning around right relationship and solidarity with the First Peoples of this land, and invite more people into this work and dialogue.  

  • Share the gofundme fundraiser on your social media outlets.

  • Continue to watch this newsletter and our website for updates on this project.

Mark your calendars! Paddle to Lummi 2019
July 24th - 28th

Click here for event website
Click here for facebook event.

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Amy Troyer-Karas