Northwest Indian and Alaska Native tribes share climate change knowledge
November 1, 2023
PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Alaskan Jeanette Kiokun, the tribal clerk for the Qutekcak Native Tribe in Seward, Alaska, didn't immediately recognize the shriveled, brown plant she found on the shore of the Salish Sea off the Washington state coast or other plants that were sunburned during the long, hot summer. But a fellow student at a weeklong tribal climate camp did.
They are rosehips, traditionally used in teas and baths by the Skokomish Indian Tribe in Washington state and other tribes.
"It's getting too hot, too quick," Alisa Smith Woodruff, a member of the Skokomish tribe, said of the sun-d...