Frank Conversations at Neah Bay About Indigenous Leadership

This year’s Emerald Edge Advisory Board Retreat was an opportunity for board members and staff to spend time together and build relationships with each other. It helped us gain an understanding of the importance and value of our work and the ways that the Emerald Edge Program exemplifies The Nature Conservancy's partnerships with indigenous communities. We met in Neah Bay, graciously hosted by the Makah tribe.

The exchanges we had with Makah leaders were as unforgettable as the broad, black-sand beaches covered with sand dollars where we walked in the early mornings and evenings.