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A Writer's Connection to the Salish Sea with Rena Priest
29th April 2021 • Sentient Planet • Susan Woodward
00:00:00 00:36:13

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Rena Priest is an award-winning poet and writer, a National Geographic Explorer and a member of the Lummi Nation.

In April, she was named Washington State Poet Laureate - the first time Washington has awarded this role to an indigenous poet.

Today, we discuss Rena’s calling to write about the Southern Resident Orca, whom the Lummi consider their "relatives under the sea."

Rena also honors us with indigenous storytelling and worldviews.

Call to Action: Join the campaign to free Tokitae and sign the petition here.

Intro music: “The Spaces Between,” by Scott Buckley.

Interstitial music: "Endeavor," by Stellardrone.