Member Ed,

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Poster by Carmen Selam, via Yehaw Collective

On this Indigenous Peoples Day, it is important to recognize that having only one day to honor the Indigenous communities who have lived on this land since time immemorial is not enough. We invite you to join us in setting the intention to show gratitude, humility, and solidarity in standing with Indigenous peoples across our state throughout the year and through our lives. 

For those of us who come from non-Indigenous backgrounds, we have a lot to learn from those who have the deep lived wisdom and knowledge of land and ecosystems relationships we are all part of. It is our responsibility to listen and to learn and follow the leadership of our state’s Native Nations, tribal elders, and young leaders.

We are proud to be led by Alyssa Macy, a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We know that there is still much work to be done by all of us at WCV to unlearn the limiting and unjust ways of white supremacy. 

If you do not know whose ancestral lands you are currently living or working on, this thoughtfully created online map tells you on whose native land you currently reside.

 

Below is a list of resources, including educational readings, podcasts and digital media, as well as upcoming events to engage with not only on Indigenous Peoples Day, but to cultivate a consistent practice of being in community and solidarity with Indigenous communities. (Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.)

And here are some events to consider attending:

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