Our Roots, Our Hearts: Food & Medicines Gathering
September 23, 2023
Keynote Speaker: Monique Grey Smith (Cree/Lakota/Scottish) [9:15-10:30]
She is an award-winning, best-selling author and sought after consultant. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults, the youth-adapted version of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, which brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation.
His work has helped win the preservation of more than 1M acres of the Copper River Delta and recognition. Dune will share his experience as a NIF grantee to support the Native Kelp Alliance, and how they are addressing climate change & the regenerative economy through kelp farming.
Join us during lunch and poetry with Rena Priest (Lummi). Rena Priest is an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She served as the 6th Washington State Poet Laureate (2021-2023)
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We are an Indigenous women-led organization dedicated to the ongoing regeneration of Indigenous communities. Through grantmaking, capacity-building and community-based intergenerational programming, we seek transformative change by supporting culturally grounded leadership and organizing.
Focused on Indigenous Ecology, Food Sovereignty, and Wise Action, we work to advance climate and gender justice, while creating healthy pathways towards self-determination and movement-building.