photo by Richard Pelletier
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Whidbey Island, the Coast Salish Peoples — the Lower Skagit, Swinomish, Suqamish, and Snohomish tribes, on whose land I live and work. These People called this island “TSCHA-KOLE-CHY” before colonial settlers changed it to Whidbey Island. I recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and give thanks for their continued connection to this land.