Available Resources

Multiple organizations devoted to native plants and foods worked intensively with Indigenous knowledge-keepers and herbalists to create these resources. Our partners reviewed all materials to ensure the information is correct and appropriate to share. We ask anyone using the provided resources to understand how the resources were developed and how to use them in a manner that respects plant knowledge.

Information about each of the available resources can be found below:

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community 13 Moons Curriculum

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community 13 Moons Curriculum provides an informal Indigenous educational platform for teaching science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to the entire community, encouraging learning from elders to younger generations.

Copyright © 2019 Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. All rights reserved. Distribution and use for non-commercial purposes is allowable with attribution to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.

Cedar Box Teaching Toolkit

The Cedar Box Teaching Toolkit is an educational resource featuring 13 important Native foods in Salish Country. The toolkit contains teaching cards, videos, a Feeding 7 Generations poster and recipe book, and a corresponding curriculum with food descriptions. Many tribes in Western Washington also have a demonstration cedar bentwood box with preserved foods, cooking tools, and baskets to accompany this toolkit.

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Native Infusion: Rethink Your Drink

Native Infusion: Rethink Your Drink is a toolkit designed to support individuals and communities in making healthy choices about beverages. The toolkit integrates Native American cultural teachings and traditional health/nutrition concepts from the Coast Salish region and includes a curriculum, teaching posters, the Feeding 7 Generations recipe book, and supplemental resources.

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Tend, Gather and Grow

Tend, Gather and Grow is a curriculum about wild plants, local landscapes, and the rich cultural traditions that surround them. It is intended for K-12 teachers and community educators with a focus on serving Northwest Native and regional youth. Through discovering the wonders of plant life, youth build skills in food security, health, social/emotional intelligence, and land stewardship.

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Plant Teachings for Growing Social Emotional Skills

Plant Teachings for Growing Social Emotional Skills is a toolkit that describes how plants can lead us towards being healthy and resilient. It includes a book, plant teaching cards, posters, movement videos, and related activities. This toolkit is especially useful for mental health workers, educators, and community members who are exploring behavioral health skills rooted in the land and Coast Salish culture.

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