Native American Form Line Drawing Orca Whale

Neah Bay ~ Makah Tribal Lands

by valerie

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are surrounded by nature so abundantly rich. We frolick on sandy beaches, scale majestic slopes, meander through ferns, and enjoy harvest from the fertile soil. Our Native American brothers and sisters are the perfect guides to help us deepen our appreciation for and connection to this land. Continue reading “Neah Bay ~ Makah Tribal Lands”

Engraved Orca Whale on wood Native American art

Native teachings: from Elder to Child

by taiki

This is a Haida story that I learned from PNW Native American elders at a Potlach event on Whidbey Island:

Once upon a time, there was a rotten little boy who lived with his mom and dad. He hated to be told what to do. He did not like when his parents told him to go there, do this, go to bed. He didn’t like any of it. Continue reading “Native teachings: from Elder to Child”

PNW mushrooms on forest log

Getting Lost and Discovering Treasure

by valerie

Mother’s Day 2018. What is my desire? To feel the earth beneath my feet and my two favorite kids by my side. Luckily, here in the Pacific NW we have an unlimited array of locales to enjoy natures bounty. The trick is finding somewhere on a warm, sunny Sunday which is also void of crowds. With task in hand, we set out on just such a journey.

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