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Native American Perspectives on Environmental Education and Stewardship Round Table
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Join King County Sustainable Cities for a conversation about Native American perspectives on environmental education and stewardship, where speakers from various Tribes and professional backgrounds will share their expertise and offer their unique perspectives on interacting with, learning about, and respecting nature. This event will also feature different forms of artistic expression, including song and storytelling, as a means of communicating environmental concepts.

2/18/2016
When: Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: Community Hall at the Wing Luke Museum
719 S King Street
Seattle, Washington  98104
United States
Presenter: King County Sustainable Cities

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Native American Perspectives on Environmental Education and Stewardship

Western civilization has tended to view humans as somehow separate and distinct from the natural world, rather than as an integral part whose health and wellbeing is inextricably linked to that of the world around us. Many of today’s great environmental challenges—from climate change to deforestation, from industrial pollution to overfishing—relate back in some way to this view. Looking at environmental stewardship through different cultural lenses can provide a new understanding of these challenges, their impacts on society, and lessons to avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
Join us for a conversation about Native American perspectives on environmental education and stewardship, where speakers from various Tribes and professional backgrounds will share their expertise and offer their unique perspectives on interacting with, learning about, and respecting nature. This event will also feature different forms of artistic expression, including song and storytelling, as a means of communicating environmental concepts.

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Event Details
Date/Time: Thursday, February 18th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Location/Address: Community Hall at the Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Brown Bag: As a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable.
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Speakers
• Clarita Lefthand-Begay, Diné Nation, Acting Assistant Professor, UW Dept. of American Indian Studies
• Warren KingGeorge, Muckleshoot Tribe, Oral Historian
• Roger Fernandes, Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Tribe, Turtle Island Storyteller
• Chenoa Egawa, Lummi and S’Klallam Tribes, Ceremonial Leader, Singer and Artist

Directions
• By Bike: Find your most convenient route here.
• By Bus: Routes 7, 14, 36, and 99 Waterfront Streetcar Line, any bus that stops at the Chinatown-International District Bus Tunnel Station, as well as Link Light Rail. See Metro’s Trip Planner to map out your transit options.
• By Car: Coming from North of I-5: Take exit 165A toward James St. Once you get off the highway, merge right onto 6th Ave and follow the road. You will enter the heart of the district after passing Jackson Street. Coming from South of I-5: Take exit 164A toward James St./Madison St./Dearborn St. Follow signs for Dearborn St. and then turn left at S. Dearborn St. Turn right at 6th Ave S. and you will enter the heart of the district.

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