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Living Breath Symposium Seeking Part-time Coordinator

Submitted by Kai Wise on November 24, 2021 - 2:16pm

Greetings all,

The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Indigenous Foods Symposium committee is seeking a temporary part-time coordinator for our 2022 event to be held in May in a hybrid format (in-person with virtual participation). Please see the full position description here.

The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium Coordinator is: Temporary Hourly Duration: Jan. 5 - June 30, 2022 Compensation: $25/hr (8-12 hrs/wk)

Work hours, location, and pay rate, work schedule to be determined in collaboration with the committee members. Pay rate is $25 per hour for approximately 8-12 hrs/week. Work location is remote with possible in-person meetings (depending on Covid-19 restrictions). The event is currently planned as a hybrid event and the person filling this position will be expected to be present at the live event on May 13 and 14, 2022. Position is administered through the UW American Indian Studies department.

The Living Breath Food Symposium is hosted by the University of Washington’s (UW) American Indian Studies Department, the UW’s wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House, and the Na’ah Illahee Fund. This event brings people together to share knowledge on topics such as traditional foods, plants and medicines; environmental and food justice; food sovereignty/security; health and wellness; and treaty rights.

This Symposium serves to foster dialogue and build collaborative networks as Indigenous peoples strive to sustain our cultural foodways and preserve healthy relationships to the land, water, and all living things. The Symposium is an annual event that honors UW’s wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House that opened its doors in 2015. 

Living Breath team: Charlotte Coté, Dian Million, Clarita Lefthand Begay, Susan Balbas, Dana Arviso, Bridget Ray, and Jessica Salvador.

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