+ SPOTLIGHT | Paul Wilson

“Reclamation and creation of spaces. Working to teach the first foods practices my family carries has been an effort to help heal the communities of my rivershed. Relearning Maqlaqsyalanks, my indigenous language, and helping to teach it amongst our tribal youth and elders has been a process of healing our wounded spirits. The creation of recreational spaces in my ancestral lands and waters, and access for my communities has been an enactment of self-determination for my peoples.”

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+SPOTLIGHT | JOSH LITTLE

“Promoting sovereign relationships between native nations is a decolonial method to escape the western understandings of sovereignty that the colonial government structure has indoctrinated Indigenous people into.”

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+SPOTLIGHT | Deenaalee Hodgdon

“I know the healing power that the land has and I know we have the capacity to give back to the places that have been so desecrated. Experiencing the red rock in the southwest, the river systems of Alaska, the deep forests of the Northwest, the varying mountain systems across this continent, and the oceans that surround us is a relationship that we must protect.”

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+SPOTLIGHT | Traven Joseph

“I heal by living my life with positive energy and treating myself and everyone else with love, kindness, and laughter. I walk with positive energy and a smile with every step while giving my attention to whatever is in front of me. “

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