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Unfence the Future: Taking Down Fortress Conservation and its Enduring Legacy opens with a blessing and song from Kwastlmut, Sadie Olsen (Lummi), a student and co-founder of Whiteswan Environmental.
Kwastlmut, Sadie Olsen (Lummi) is a co-Founder of Whiteswan Environmental (WE), a Native-led non-profit with a mission to support community healing through the natural, cultural, and historical restoration to the Salish Sea for seventh generation sustainability. She also serves as the Secretary of the Tribal Youth Delegates at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Co-Convener for Community Engagement Fellows and served in the Youth Philanthropy Project (YPP). During tribal canoe journeys, she practices her traditional song and dance with the Lummi Youth Canoe Family (LYCF) and the Samish Nation, in war canoe races with the Ultimate Warrior Canoe Club, and as a young child with the Morning Star Canoe Club. Kwastlmut is a student at Northwest Indian College, pursuing her passion of Indigenous Environmental Studies and Global Change.