Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the numerous organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort through co-sponsoring events and providing meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Special thanks to Eastern Washington University, Northwest Indian College, University of Puget Sound, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental for their ongoing dedication to the work.

©2020 Community Engagement Fellows

EVENTS

Cohort Meetings

Cohorts meet regularly to discuss effective learning partnership design, and to support each other in their ongoing and emerging collaborative work.

Community Engagement Forums

Engage in thoughtful dialogue and learn something new at a Forum!

Forums are free and open to the public, and themes vary.

Place Matters Gatherings

These social gatherings are an opportunity for Community Engagement Fellows to connect with each other and members of the broader community who care about place-based learning.

Retreats

Our retreats are gatherings that bring together an even wider array of people for shared learning and partnership-building. To date, they have ranged in length from a half-day to three days.