Community of Care
Plants are Medicine
Kayaaní Áwé Náakwx̱ Sitee, means “Plants are Medicine” in Lingít. We work with our teaching partners such Kaasei Training & Consulting, the Kaayani Sisters Initiative, and GRUB in teaching the traditional wisdom of wild plants, the important lessons on social-emotional wellness they have to offer, and respectful harvesting and stewardship of the land.
Haa Tóoch Lichéesh weaves these teachings into nearly all of our programs, and hosts regular plant-centered events like the Kayaaní Áwé Náakwx̱ Sitee Train-the-Trainer Learning Cohort, and the Juneau Community Wild Plant Symposium.
Lingít Language Classes
Haa Tóoch Lichéesh, with support from our partners at KTOO and Discovery Southeast, hosts FREE Lingít Language classes weekly via Zoom during fall and spring, with such teachers as Xh’unei Lance Twitchell and Nelaatoh Anna Clock. We look forward to working with the community to support learning other Indigenous languages in the future.
Connection to culture as a path to violence prevention is at the core of our mission and vision.
Together with our partners, we support events like gift-making gatherings for koo.éex’ and other ceremonies, community healing retreats, and traditional strength-building ocean dips to help build and maintain a sense of belonging and connection.