Thursday, June 03, 2010


On Tuesday Spokane Tribal elders and youth traveled to Spangle, Washington to dig brown camas, wild onions, and wild carrots. I tagged along for the experience of continuing our tradition within the spirit of community. As I heard the conversation and laughter of the people, I imagined the spirits of the land smiling to see us again.

My auntie Sharon.

The land is owned by a non-Native family that respects the value of our traditions. They have preserved these lands against development and have nurtured a positive relationship with the Spokane people. Their compassion and understanding inspire me.

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