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The Coast Salish Youth Coalition (CSYC) is an Indigenous youth stewardship program, grounded in restoration and reinvigoration of traditional food systems and lifeways.

The Coast Salish Youth Coalition Mission:

The Coast Salish Youth Coalition (CSYC) was founded in 2017 and serves inter-tribal indigenous youth ages 14+ from Coast Salish Tribes who have ancestral ties with the San Juan Islands. This program organizes inter-generational cultural events while pairing education with environmental stewardship and providing employment opportunities. This program is coordinated by a 100% Indigenous inter-tribal board and is fiscally sponsored by The Madrona Institute.

This program aims to cultivate the next generation of culturally engaged environmental stewards by offering cultural/environmental projects with hands-on, outdoor stewardship that incorporates Coast Salish Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Western science. Participants will work on inter-tribal collaborative projects from the whitecaps on the Salish Sea to the whitecaps on the Cascade Mountains. Learn by doing contemporary management of traditional foodscape.

For more information see the Coast Salish Youth Stewardship Coalition Website