Your Chinook Wawa Word of the Day: Snass

SNASS [snas] or [snaws] — noun. Meaning: Rain. Origin: Chinook Jargon; From unknown origin, likely a manufactured onomatopoeia. A highly expressive word for rain, “snass” is said to have rhymed with “moss”, and is the foundation for many Chinook Wawa words and expression regarding meteorological activity. One can inform another that…...

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First Dept of Bioregion Flag Making Workshop hosted in Laurentia

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is proud to announce the completion of our first bioregional flag design workshop held in New York City, in the Laurentia Bioregion of North America. It included with attendees from three different North American bioregions and focused on how bioregional flags differ from national flags,…...

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Your Chinook Wawa Word of the Day: Mahsie

MAHSIE [MAH-sie] — verb. Meaning: Thanks, thank you, thankful. Origin: French, merci  thank you. Sometimes rendered as ‘masi’, ‘mausie’ and even as “masiem”, the world was adopted from French as a way of saying ‘thanks’ or ‘thank you”, or to show that one is ‘thankful’, “wawa mahsie” ( to give…...

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Become a Cascadian Diplomat

We invite you to join us and take your volunteerism to a new level as a champion for our region, everyone living here and our future!...

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Your Chinook Wawa Word of the Day: Skookum

Our word of the Day this week is Skookum! One of the most versatile words in Chinook Jargon....

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Klahowya Tilikum – How to open meetings and events in Cascadia

Klahowya Tilikum - Four simple steps to open meetings and events in #Cascadia with honor and recognition to indigenous culture, history and language...

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First Seattle Cascadia Diplomat Training – March 23rd & 24th

The Cascadia Department is excited to announce our first Cascadia Diplomat training taking place in Seattle. Diplomats represent Cascadia, are long term volunteers that undertake projects, manage departments and committees, and make the Cascadia movement happen....

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Demonstrating Cascadia Decolonization – Recognizing Indigenous History

In this brief essay, contributor Trevor Owen outlines a decolonization strategy he learned while living in Australia. The practice of starting meetings down under with a “Welcome to Country” intro and sometimes presentation shifts the focus towards indigenous power and place....

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Declaration of Bioregional Emergency declared as request to plant our southern border wall denied by local Cascadian Governments

Due to the breakdown of funding talks for the planting of a border wall along the southern border, the Cascadia Department of Bioregion is forced to declare a bioregional declaration of emergency - effective immediately. Talks have stalled after Cascadian local governments have failed to fund our request for $6…...

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Cascadia Solidarity with Carrizo/Comecrudo Earth Defenders as they protest US/Mexico Border Wall

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to share solidarity with the Carrizo/Comecrudo people and nations as indigenous organizers work to block construction of a wall over traditional territory near the city of Mission in Southern Texas / Northern Mexico....

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