Mission


The Salish Sea, 2017  Photo credit: Aleta Poste

The Salish Sea, 2017

Photo credit: Aleta Poste

Planet, Climate, Water, Biodiversity and Environmental Justice

Demonstrate the potential for Indigenous values to lead the way forward in the context of a planet at risk. Highlight threats to climate and biodiversity, and the urgent need to protect water that sustains life.


Aleta Poste, Jeremiah George and Ariah George of Squaxin Island, 2017  Photo credit: Julian Brave NoiseCat

Aleta Poste, Jeremiah George and Ariah George of Squaxin Island, 2017

Photo credit: Julian Brave NoiseCat

Education

Teach children about climate, water and environmental stewardship. Engage youth in planning, organizing and pulling.


The Stz’uminus First Nation sings canoes ashore in Chemainus, B.C. in 2017.  Photo credit: Julian Brave NoiseCat

The Stz’uminus First Nation sings canoes ashore in Chemainus, B.C. in 2017.

Photo credit: Julian Brave NoiseCat

Arts and Culture

Celebrate California tribal protocols. Engage community in tule boat building, canoe making and more.


Squaxin Island Pullers, 2017  Photo credit: Julian Brave NoiseCat

Squaxin Island Pullers, 2017

Photo credit: Julian Brave NoiseCat

Community-Building

Bring together Bay Area territory owners, California tribes, Alcatraz veterans, urban Natives and diverse allies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz, participate in Alcatraz Canoe Journey, and address challenges to climate, water, biodiversity and environmental justice.


A young Alcatraz occupier and a supporter at the Receiving Depot shortly after the removal of the 16 final remaining Indians from the island.  San Francisco, CA June 11, 1971  Photo credit: Ilka Hartmann

A young Alcatraz occupier and a supporter at the Receiving Depot shortly after the removal of the 16 final remaining Indians from the island.

San Francisco, CA June 11, 1971

Photo credit: Ilka Hartmann

Alcatraz 50th

Bring Indigenous history and rights into the public conversation, building upon legacies of courage, oratory and persistence to frame a future where Native people take their rightful seat at the table of public leadership and decision-making.