Last week we were able to attend the first UW Indigenous Foods/Ecological Knowledge Symposium. It was a great event that included speakers from around the region as well as local food tasting. The event was also the inaugural event to honor UW’s future longhouse-style community building, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ(a Lushootseed word meaning Intellectual House), that will open its doors in 2014. This event symbolized the spirit of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ and embodies the essence of the work we envision doing in this cultural and intellectual space.
For more information on the speakers that presented see this: PrelimProgram.4.25