Native Youth Leadership Alliance

(Johnny Buck and Katie Swan) Social Justice Fund Annual Dinner!

  From Johnny Buck: Katie Swan, Paul Cline and his partner Winona Bearchum and I went to the Social Justice Fund Northwest’s annual dinner on October 27th at Pravda Studios, Seattle, WA.  We went to help celebrate over 30 years of leadership  the Social Justice Fund Northwest has in the field of social justice philanthropy.  As…

(Katie Swan) Our Foods Are Our Medicine! Muckleshoot Harvest Festival

  I attended Muckleshoot Harvest Festival on October 12th at the Muckleshoot Tribal College.  This was a small event and I attended sessions including two types of medicine making, jam making and lip balm.  The sessions were very well led and through the rich knowledge shared regarding the foods and medicines I learned a lot.…

(Paul Cline) My Summer Harvest and the Importance of Traditional Foods

 I spent this past summer working at North Cascades National Park (in Washington state) where I learned how to propagate some of the most delicious native plants. Propagation is the process to reproduce a plant from seed.  Summer time was also berry season and we collected Cascade huckleberries, service berries, red huckleberries and wild strawberries. …