RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
--WE received the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Award for Unwavering Dedication Towards Building Community Through Unity and Service in 2020.
--WE received a signed letter of support and signed Proclamation 8947 from the White House in 2016.
President Obama acknowledged our work and shared commitment to the environment and putting our children’s future first.
--WE received a Social Innovation Award of $5,000 from the Potlatch Fund for the Native Student Success Grant sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2015/2016.
For our 1st Spirit of the Sxwo’le – Coast Salish Mini University proposal, WE were able to turn $50,000 into $400,000 through the in-kind partnerships to accomplish our mission and culminate our efforts with a storyboard dedication to the San Juan Island National Parks Service 100th Centennial Anniversary on August 25, 2016 on behalf of Lummi and Saanich Nation.
--WE received the Friends of the Year Award from the Friends of the San Juans in 2015.
For facilitating unprecedented unions in the archipelago of the Salish Sea; strengthening relationships between native and non-native organization to support creating healthy spaces for the youth and Coast Salish communities to experience their ancestral homelands in the San Juan Islands.
--WE received recognition in the Roots of Wisdom Exhibit traveling exhibit sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in 2015.
The work with our youth and community was acknowledged in the “Taking Care of Our Homelands and Culture” traveling exhibit. “WE believe that by integrating and respecting our Schelangen (way of life) and the Western science/STEAM curricula, there will be intergenerational indigenous education on the ecological health issues of the past, present and future, therefore creating a resurgence of the Keepers of the Tradition and Protectors of the Circle of Life or the next generation of historians and conservationist.”
Whiteswan Environmental relies on donations from the community to make this vision a reality.