Hearing the call of the native plants...
Indigenous women and two-spirit have always been the guardians of biodiversity and hearts of their community. They steward the natural resources of their land.
Long heritages exist of passing down the seed, plant and nurturance wisdom from grandmother to the next generation of women to tend.
Their cultural relationships to this LAND extend back thousands of years...
In modern day, Indigenous women and two-spirit in the United States rank in the highest numbers of people reported missing and murdered.
In the Rogue Valley, Oregon, where there are high rates of human trafficking and domestic abuse, too often Native American women are the survivors.
It is for this reason that we invite Indigenous and queer women of color to enjoy, come together, reside, heal and return to living in connection at this land-space in the Rogue Valley, OR of the Pacific Northwest.
We hold space for the original women stewards to be welcomed and with them also the deep and significant cultural and spiritual relationship they have with the plants, animals, medicines, customs and stories of this bioregion.
Supporting Indigenous women and two-spirit to thrive in ways they determine as culturally appropriate and aligned with their vision for the future is key to ensuring the conservation of land and place-based culture in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
THIS IS FOR REUNION OF COMMUNITY, STEWARDSHIP AND LAND.
THIS IS FOR THRIVING.