Honoring our Medicine with Ashley Russell
The September 23rd Fourth Friday Talk will take place in-person from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Coos History Museum. Doors to the museum will open from 5:30. Registration is limited to 20 spaces so please register through this page at your earliest convenience. Online registration will close on September 23rd at 3:00 PM. If you miss the registration window, you may register and purchase tickets at the door, but please check our website or call the museum to ensure spaces are still available.
- *Please register individually.
- Non-Member: If you are a non-member the price is $7. No coupon code is needed.
- CHM Member: If you are a current CHM member, the price is $5. Enter the following coupon code for your reduced price: FFmember.
Ashley Russell is the Assistant Director of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians’ Culture and Natural Resources Department. She graduated from Oregon State University (OSU) with a bachelor’s in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis on Fisheries and Wildlife Science. In October of 2022, she completed her Herbal Immersion Program through the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Ashley is a Coos (Miluk) Tribal Member who is recognized for her knowledge of culturally significant species, including Tribal first foods and weaving materials, as well as her art and singing. She especially enjoys working with Tribal youth and fostering their reconnection to the lands of their ancestors, their cultural identity, and their heritage.
“Join Ashley Russell as she shares her Indigenous knowledge of the culturally significant plants of the Coos Bay Area. She will be highlighting some of her superhero plants, particularly culturally significant first aid plants. During the presentation, Ashley will also be demonstrating how to identify these plants while adventuring, their herbal actions, and how to use them in washes, soaks, poultices, and compresses.”
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