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INDIAN COUNTRY COMMUNITY ASSET DIRECTORY

FOOD, AGRICULTURE, AND HEALTH EQUITY INNOVATIONS

Organization Profile

Website: www.swinomish.org/resources/health-wellness/community-environmental-health.aspx

Point of Contact: Jamie Donatuto

E-mail Address: jdonatuto@swinomish.nsn.us

Phone Number: 360-466-1532

Region: Northwest Region,

Type of Organization: Tribe or Tribal department/organization,

Swinomish Community Environmental Health Program

The Swinomish Community Environmental Health Program improves and sustains the community’s health and well-being, viewing local, healthy, and traditional foods and medicines as a key aspect of feeding both the body and the spirit for a healthy community. They have built and maintained the 13 Moons Community Garden in partnership with the Northwest Indian College, an Elders and preschool garden, and increased knowledge of, interest in, and access to traditional plants, including preparation, preservation and uses. The program also studies the impacts of climate change on traditional foods and resultant negative effects to community health and has developed a community-based curriculum on traditional foods and medicines.