Reflections on Tribal Relations Event...

Jun 20, 2017 by

REFLECTIONS ON ELLENSBURG Personal Thoughts on a Tribal/District Training Opportunity Working Together to Address Natural Resource Challenges: Tribal/Conservation District Skills and Strategies for a Better Earth Larry Davis, Supervisor, Whatcom CD WACD Secretary-Treasurer   On May 23, 2017, in Ellensburg (WA), approximately 30 people were privileged to have their respective paths come together for a shared journey of learning. Del Laverdure was the lead facilitator. He is of the Crow Nation in Montana. Del served four years in Washington, D.C., as Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.   The tone for the day was wonderfully set when Del invited the participants to join him outside and form a circle. It is my understanding that in Native culture, the circle is symbolic of...

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