Your support will enable us to install our 16-foot long Killer Whale totem pole and help fulfill our mission at our Virtual Reality Heritage Center in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State.
The world we see around us today would be met with disbelief and deep grief by our Indigenous ancestors. The Salish Sea is being disrespected and all our relations dishonored and driven to extinction. Given the urgency of now, it is our sacred obligation to bring Indigenous knowledge into a new era of right and respectful relations with Nature and through her, with each other.
Se’Si’Le (saw-see’-law) is the Lummi Indian word for “our grandmother.” Our Mission is to utilize Indigenous ancestral knowledge for the benefit of our Mother Earth, Indigenous lifeways, and for future generations. We provide strategies for protecting Indigenous rights, sacred sites, areas, resources, and landscapes, and promoting understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing Nature.
The indigenous-led movement for Mother Earth is grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing nature. It will achieve its full potential through empathy and relationality, respect, and the power to understand the importance of the past in order to envision a hopeful future.
Our vision is grounded in these values of deep remembrances, right and respectful relations, and empathy through relationality.
We provide Indigenous experience and perspective, and facilitate strategies for integrating ancestral knowledge into policies over a broad range of projects.
Our workshops, symposia, forums, direct action campaigns and publications invite people and organizations into Indigenous histories and ways of knowing the nature of nature, and into an understanding of why and how it matters.
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