Native American Heritage Month — The Nature Conservancy in Washington



Indian Country 101, an online course

Indian Country 101 is a self-paced curriculum that unfolds modern and historic effect of colonization on Indigenous individuals on Turtle Island (a term utilized amongst numerous Native individuals to explain North America). Today, this online course trains TNC personnel throughout North America, city government authorities dealing with Native Nations and is open to the general public for registration. Significant thanks to the Native-owned consulting company, The Whitener Group, Jennifer Whitener Ulrich as the voice of Indian Country 101, and Jessie Israel, Director of Puget Sound Conservation at TNC Washington for their 3-year commitment to establishing this course.

Land forward in Okanogan County

In October 2021, upwards of 9 thousand acres of land in Okanogan County was gone back to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, its initial stewards. Learn more.

Indigenous-Led Conservation in the Emerald Edge

Watch a brief movie revealing our collective deal with Indigenous partners to safeguard The Emerald Edge, 100 million acres of seaside temperate rain forest.

TNC Washington’s Trustees Shape our Work

TNC Washington’s board of trustees consists of Indigenous voices that form our everyday work. Find out about their dedication to location, identity, and neighborhood in their profiles:

Glenn Ellis is enthusiastic about safeguarding treaty rights, particularly those guaranteed under the Neah Bay Treaty of 1855. He works to stabilize contemporary life with Makah customs, which notify his understanding of the natural world.

Maia Bellon’s transcultural identity and relationships– Apache, Yakima, French-American and Makah– are fundamental to her legal practice, which secures a healthy environment for underrepresented neighborhoods.

Cody Desautel brings a deep gratitude for natural rhythms in addition to experience in forestry for the Confederated Tribes of the Coville Reservation.


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