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Support Indigenous Truth and Reconcili-ACTION

For current events and updates on Indigenous Truth and Reconcili-action in Washington State, please go to Whiteswan Environmental‘s homepage!


Please consider signing our Proclamation of Support for Truth and Reconciliation.

This document is the culmination of our Equity Committee’s research, input from various local and regional experts, and our sincere effort to move forward with Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation in Washington State.

Please consider making a donation to Whiteswan Environmental (WE), a non-profit group led by two of our Generations Forward Equity Committee members, Shirley Williams and Troy Olsen. WE is working on several projects towards Indigenous truth, reconciliation, and healing.

Donate to Whiteswan Environmental here!

Thank you for your support!


Archive of Events:



  • Watch the live stream of the documentary Dawnland on Wednesday December 5th
  • Attend the Truth and Reconciliation Forum on Friday December 7th 3:30-5:00 pm at the Community Building at Maritime Heritage Park (514 W. Holly) in Bellingham. This event is hosted by Community Engagement Fellows, Whiteswan Environmental, Generations Forward Equity Committee, and others. It is free and open to the pubic.



  • Honor National Native American Heritage Month in November across the USA
  • Watch the documentary Dawnland across the USA on Independent Lens | PBS on Monday November 5th at the following times:
    Eastern: 10pm
    Central: 9pm
    Mountain: 9pm
    Pacific: 10pm
    Alaska and Hawaii: 9pm
  • Watch the documentary Dawnland on Friday November 9th, 3:30-5:45 pm at Whatcom Community College (Room: Heiner 209) in Bellingham



  • Honor Indigenous People’s Day (Coast Salish People’s Day) on Monday October 8th around the world
  • Watch the documentary Dawnland and attend the Panel on Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday October 18th, 2pm for Dawnland and 4:30 pm for the Panel, at Northwest Indian College Log Building 7a in Bellingham
    Dear Friends,
    Please join us for an informative set of events on Thursday, October 18 focused on truth and reconciliation for indigenous peoples! Both events will take place at Northwest Indian College at the Log Building.
    2:00-3:30: Dawnland Screening  We will be viewing the new documentary Dawnland, which tells the story of the state of Maine’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The screening will be followed by informal conversation until the next event.
    4:00-5:30: Forum: “What would Truth and Reconciliation mean for Washington State?” Join indigenous leaders and scholars from our region to discuss the potential positive impacts of truth and reconciliation in our region.
    The forum is being co-hosted by Whiteswan Environmental, Northwest Indian College, Community Engagement Fellows (, and Generation Forward.
    Thank you,
    Shirley Williams, Troy and Sadie Olsen, Whiteswan Environmental, WE (One Mind for the Purpose of the Work)
    Noelani Bumatay-Jefferson, Northwest Indian College
    Natalie Baloy, Kristine Smith, Summer Starr, Travis Tennessen, Community Engagement Fellows
    Lauren Beven, Julie Maurmann, Allison Williams, Carmen Tageant, Kainui Rapaport , Monica Koller, Guava Jordan, Equity Action Team, Generation Forward
    Dawnland Trailer:
  • Watch the documentary Dawnland on Saturday October 27th, 12:30 pm at Pickford Film Center in Bellingham