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October 17, 2019

Knowledge Sharing Farm

Nelson said her organization plans to restore the meadow using traditional indigenous ecological knowledge and then plant it to Native American food crops, medicinal herbs and organic vegetables. Among the crops will be corn, beans, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, melons and sunflowers, she said. “It is a place where we can be quiet, and the land and the plants can speak to us. It will be a refuge where we can connect to the land and
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“The biggest problem was that the ground on which the structures were built was shifting in the winter due to constant freezing and thawing,” said Director Chris Combs. “Back in the time of the Native Americans, wigwams, longhouse and other buildings lasted much longer because people lived in them day-to-day. Some one would notice a leak or a rotting piece of wood and fix it immediately,” Combs said. “No one lives our structures, so small
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October 17, 2019

Dam protest

Lummi and Yakama nations in Washington are interested in removing three dams (the Bonneville, Dalles, John Day dams) along the Columbia river to restore salmon runs and help the Orca whales who rely on the fish. The dams provide power and help transport commercial goods in the region. The economic region depends on them heavily. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/yakama-lummi-tribal-leaders-call-for-removal-of-three-lower-columbia-river-dams/
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