Message to Water Protectors: Protecting Yourself from Toxins by Linda Black Elk

Hello everyone, I’ve written up a plan to help water protectors who feel they may have been exposed to various poisons including herbicides, pesticides, surfactants, tear gas, pepper spray, etc. Please pass this around to anyone you feel might have concerns about exposure. Continue reading

The Salmon People at Risk: What Climate Change Means for the Puyallup Tribe

The Puyallup people are a river people, we are a salmon people. The loss of salmon because of climate change and the temperatures rising in the rivers and the loss of habitat along the river banks really does impact us as Puyallup people.” Annette Bryan Puyallup Tribe Continue reading

Youth to Lead Peace Run to Bismark to Oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

This Friday, September 9th, at least 70 youth will lead a run for peace to the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck, calling attention to their petition to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. This will be the fourth run for this youth group, who recently ran from North Dakota to Washington D.C. to deliver 252,000 signatures from their petition. Continue reading

Co-Stewardship Ensures Tulalip Cultural Traditions Live On

Annually, the Tulalip Tribes and the U.S. Forest Service hold a meeting regarding the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) the two parties signed in 2007. The aforementioned MOA was created so that the Tulalip Tribes and the U.S. Forest Service can collaborate on the decision-making, planning, and counseling for the conservation of Tulalip’s resources on off-reservation ancestral lands in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Continue reading

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness*

Nature: A sources of strength and healing: A deep respect and connection with nature is common among all Native peoples. Unlike modern society, which erects barriers between itself and the natural world, Native cultures derive strength and healing from the land and water. Individual wellness cannot be achieved when the connection to nature is missing or contaminated. Continue reading