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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

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Judy BlueHorse Skelton

Portland State University Indigenous Nations Studies
Judy has worked with federal, state and local Native organizations and tribes throughout the Northwest for more than 20 years, creating cultural activities focusing on traditional and contemporary uses of native plants for food, medicine, ceremony, and healthy lifeways. She is a co-founder of the Inter-Tribal Gathering Gardens, http://gardenwarriorsgoodseeds.com/2014/10/14/native-america-youth-and-family-center-naya-indigenous-gardens-and-food-justice-and-the-intertribal-gathering-garden-portland-or/ Judy is author of six collections of essays for teachers, including Native America: A Sustainable Culture (1999), and Lewis & Clark Through Native American Eyes (2003) and in 2014 received the PSU President’s Diversity Award and the Oregon Indian Education Association’s award for Outstanding Indian Educator in 2014. Collaborative work includes Northwest tribes, NARA (Native American Rehabilitation Assn.), and the Native American Community Advisory Council to Portland Parks and Metro, integrating Indigenous land management practices with traditional ecological knowledge to address Food Sovereignty /Justice and reclaim the urban forest for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.