Native American Heritage Month — The Nature Conservancy in Washington

Indian Nation 101, a web based course

Indian Nation 101 is a self-paced curriculum that unfolds historic and modern impression of colonization on Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island (a time period used amongst many Native peoples to explain North America). At the moment, this on-line course trains TNC workers throughout North America, native authorities officers working with Native Nations and is open to the general public for enrollment. Main due to the Native-owned consulting agency, The Whitener Group, Jennifer Whitener Ulrich because the voice of Indian Nation 101, and Jessie Israel, Director of Puget Sound Conservation at TNC Washington for his or her 3-year dedication to growing this course. 

Land ahead in Okanogan County

In October 2021, upwards of 9 thousand acres of land in Okanogan County was returned to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, its authentic stewards. Learn extra.  

Indigenous-Led Conservation within the Emerald Edge

Watch a brief movie exhibiting our collaborative work with Indigenous companions to guard The Emerald Edge, 100 million acres of coastal temperate rainforest. 

TNC Washington’s Trustees Form our Work

TNC Washington’s board of trustees contains Indigenous voices that form our each day work. Find out about their dedication to position, identification, and neighborhood of their profiles:  

Glenn Ellis is enthusiastic about defending treaty rights, particularly these ensured below the Neah Bay Treaty of 1855. He works to stability fashionable life with Makah traditions, which inform his understanding of the pure world.

Maia Bellon’s transcultural identification and relationships—Apache, Yakima, French-American and Makah—are foundational to her authorized apply, which protects a wholesome setting for underrepresented communities.

Cody Desautel brings a deep appreciation for pure rhythms in addition to expertise in forestry for the Confederated Tribes of the Coville Reservation.

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