Indigenous Plants Forum

Kwiaht is the fiscal sponsor for the Indigenous Plants Forum. Organized by Salish Sea elder Rosie Cayou James, the Forum is Tribal and non-Tribal stewards of culturally significant plants working together to preserve, grow, and share Traditional native plant skills and protect plant habitats. In 2021 the Forum is working on better understanding of the stewardship needs of Qexmin (Lomatium nudicalule), protecting and restoring soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis) harvesting sites, and promoting long-term access agreements for Traditional plant harvest and stewardship in the Salish Sea region.