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Honoring Ancestors & Land into the Future
September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Join Mariana Harvey and Itsa Shash for an evening of poetry, songs, and stories that reflect the unique communities they come from. Through their words and songs, they will provide a foundation to spark conversation on the the importance of honoring and knowing who you are, where you come from, and where you’re going.
Mariana Harvey has spent the last 5 years working to promote culturally based leadership initiatives for Native youth within the northwest and nationally through Native Youth Leadership Alliance. She is deeply passionate about native foods and medicines and the rich cultural traditions that surround them. She is the Traditional Plants Program Coordinator at GRuB, a mother and a proud member of the Yakama Nation.
Itsa Shash is a Native American storyteller, poet, and musician descended from Indeh (Apache), Mexica (Aztec), and Xicano Indio peoples. Raised in southern Colorado, Itsa now resides in Washington State. He is a strong advocate for health and wellness through healing touch, our mother earth, and cultural wisdom.