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Meeting of Like Minds:Teachings of Our Tree Elders
May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Come join us for a joint MOLM with the Windz of Change Alliance. We are focusing on the many ways in which our elder trees can benefit our communities, and several speakers are joining forces to share information about our elder trees. This MOLM will be at Camp Long in West Seattle, and you will have the opportunity to purchase an indigenous foods “taco bar” for the evening. Chef Jason Vickers will also speak about today’s indigenous foods (see below). We hope that you will be able to join us for this special MOLM.
Doors open at 6 pm, and meals will be available starting at 6 pm, after a food blessing is given.
A welcome will be issued at 6:30 pm, followed sequentially by these contributions:
Poetry Reading — Janette Conger, Crow Creek Sioux, Cherokee Native American Poet
Old Growth NDNs: Cheshiahud Talks — Jeffrey Thomas, Muckleshoot, Warm Springs
Cedar Elder Carving Gifts — Rick Williams, Nuu-chah-nulth, Tabaguachi Ute, Jicarilla Apache
Waking Up New Creativity Era in Traditional Plant Food & Medicines Interpretation — Chef Jason Vickers, Nipmuc
Finding Our Tree Elders Today — Last 6000 Project, Jim Davis
At 8 pm, we will raffle off several exciting baskets full of goodies, and we will auction off some craft items, books, and a few plants, and the MOLM will wrap at 8:30 pm. Attendees will be encouraged to go home with elder teachings and with camas seeds to plant in their space.
If you are a PlantAmnesty member and/or a member of the indigenous community, you will pay no entry fee, though we encourage you to purchase a partially subsidized meal. Non-members will be asked to contribute an sliding scale entry fee if feasible, based on their personal finances and comfort level.
Primary funding for this event is provided through a grant to Windz of Change Alliance from Seattle Parks Foundation.