Part 2 of our Love Your Columbia Community Summer Webinar Series: Six Images: Our Journey with Water, Activism, and Social Justice
is a non-Confluence event. It is hosted by Columbia Riverkeepers.
Join two Native American civic leaders, Cathy Sampson-Kruse (Waluulapum Band, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) and Emily Washines (Yakama, Cree, Skokomish), as they share six powerful images and events that helped to shape their lives. The discussion will span battles over Native American fishing rights (and how the NAACP lent a hand), getting arrested for our climate, and how to lift up the historic moment we are in today. Brett VandenHeuvel, executive director of Columbia Riverkeeper, will moderate the conversation.
About the Panelists
Emily Washines is the founder and CEO of Native Friends, a Native lifestyle empowerment business focused on language, history, and culture. Formerly a public relations professional with Yakama Nation Fisheries, Emily is a graduate—and a recently elected Trustee—of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, and earned an MPA from The Evergreen State College. Emily is the secretary of Columbia Riverkeeper’s board of directors.
Cathy is a retired social worker, grandmother, and elder champion of the movement to stop fossil fuel export along the Columbia River. She is a powerful and respected voice in protecting clean water from fossil fuels and nuclear waste. Cathy serves on Columbia Riverkeeper’s board of directors.