Nature Night: The State of Western Organizations Working on Indigenous Landscapes
Friends of Tryon Creek Executive Director, Gabe Sheoships, will share a presentation that draws cultural differences and parallels between Indigenous stewardship practices and western models of environmental engagement, sharing examples and lessons from his work.
Friends of Tryon Creek is a 52 year old 501©(3) organization dedicated to the 660 acre urban forest within the boundaries of SW Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon. Environmental education, community engagement and landscape restoration have been the focus of the organization’s mission, in partnership with Oregon State Parks. The organization has taken strides to recognize the Indigenous narrative of the land, and to serve the forest and human community through the relationship of an Indigenous worldview. Tryonfriends.org