Coast Salish Ways: Cultural practices woven across generations

Fellow King County colleagues Annie Kirk and Bryon Davis show us the importance of place and connection to culture, land and water as being essential to how they move through this world.

A practice not done simply for one’s own, or families benefit but also an honoring, reclaiming, and living of cultural practices on behalf of future generations and the continuation of life in balance. With this video we can see the importance of storytelling, language learning, practicing traditional arts and crafts, and canoe journey serving as a bridge for the spirit to connect with both ancestors and community while preserving birthright inheritances for future generations.

This is part of a video series by the Native American Leadership Council. Watch the previous video, “Indigenizing leadership, advocacy, and education.”