Cascadia Illahee - Department of Bioregion
Illahee, illahie, illi'i - Land, country, earth, soil - in both physical and political senses; the apostrophe in the last spelling denotes a glottal stop, as may also the 'h' in the other spellings
Cascadia Illahee - the Cascadia region, or the land of the Cascadia people (watersheds of the Columbia, Fraser and Snake)
Our Mission Statement
The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is the lead institution for the conduct of Cascadian Diplomacy, and operates from the heart of Occupied Cascadia. The Department functions as the diplomatic wing of Cascadia, handling matters of affairs domestically and inter-bioregionally. The Bioregion Department's primary job is to promote Cascadian bioregional policy throughout the world. It is up to bioregionalists, each in their own way, to create and promote these changes, and lead the way forward, rather than wait for someone else to do it for us.
It is our mission to:
To promote the interests of Cascadia for a peaceful, prosperous, democratic world that benefits the Cascadia bioregion, it’s inhabitants and our planet.
The Dept of Bioregion is dedicated to placing the idea of Cascadia into mainstream thought as a viable solution to contemporary problems. This mission is shared with people and governments around the planet, ensuring we have a common path forward in partnership as we invest in the shared security and prosperity that will ultimately better prepare us for the challenges of tomorrow.
The Mission of Bioregionalism:
A world comprised of watershed movements, each working to make our world more sustainable, democratic and just.
We envision a network of interconnected bioregional movements that work together, connect people into place based bioregional cultures, assist each other in the hard times, learn lessons from around the world, and share their own models for what has worked, and what hasn’t. It is up to bioregionalists, each in their own way, to create and promote these changes, and lead the way forward, rather than wait for someone else to do it for us.
The Mission of a Bioregional Movement:
Bioregional movements break down global issues and translate the principles of bioregionalism into direct, local and actionable solutions within a bioregion, and are place based hub that empowers individuals and groups to work together around shared principles and values.
Within these movements, bioregionalists build connections, develop solutions, magnify solutions already being practiced, and create accessible pathways for the millions of inhabitants to connect in with these solutions and shift their habits in a beneficial manner.