Tribal perspectives on environment, health to be offered at Peninsula College in May

Elaine Grinnell ()

Elaine Grinnell ()

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College Instruction and the House of Learning Longhouse will sponsor a series of free events to “explore the connections between health and the environment through tribal perspectives.”

The schedule of Tuesday activities, all at the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., through the month of May is:

■   Tuesday, May 3 — Elaine Grinnell, an elder of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, will speak on native perspectives on health from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the J47 conference room at the Pirate Union Building (PUB).

■   Tuesday, May 17 — Valerie Segrest of the Muckleshoot tribe will tell of health and tribal food sustainability projects from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the J47 PUB conference room.

■   Tuesday, May 31 — Robert Elofson, the Elwha River restoration director for the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, will lead a tour and share tribal perspectives on the restoration at a site on the river from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Transportation will be available from Peninsula College to the site on the river.

To reserve a spot on the May 31 field trip, or for more information, contact Sadie Crowe at 360-417-7992 or

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