“Something stays pure and stays unchanged. So if you go through time, it will be heard and said the way it was hundreds of years ago.”
In this episode, James Holt (Nez Perce) talks about lifeways, intergenerational trauma, and Nez Perce endurance. This episode was recorded during our Story Gathering in Portland and the podcast was edited by Gretchen Kilby.
James Holt is the Director of Confluence Environmental Center. James hails from Central Idaho and the homeland of the Nez Perce Tribe. He earned a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Idaho. James has a background in tribal public policy and collaborating on complex, natural resource management issues. He is also passionate about social equity, having earned a certificate in Diversity and Stratification. James believes in advocating for social justice in all facets of natural resource planning and management.