No Water No Life ®

A Peace Elder
visiting the Chinook Nation
at the mouth of the Columbia River
in the U.S. Pacific Northwest

Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world.
— Brenda Peterson

This fall, a Native American Peace Elder at a "reparation ceremony" between the Columbia River's Chinook Nation and descendents of the Lewis and Clark Expedition reminded all attending that peace comes from respecting nature and each other.

In Kenya, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Matthai fostered the planting of 30 million trees in watersheds across Africa. She died this year, but left us her legacy of restoring forests – the mothers of rivers – to ensure a future of peace within and between nations.


NWNL Wants to Exchange Gifts with You!


If you send NWNL DONATIONS for our watershed expeditions, I'll send donors of $50 or more a signed photo from the No Water No Life collection as a Thank You!!! Choose an image in any of the watershed galleries! If you have another image or a particular subject in mind, let us know and we will try to accomodate your wishes!

(Checks of $100 or more are tax deductible if made out to "WINGS WorldQuest/No Water No Life." Checks under $100 should be made out to "No Water No Life." Usually the minimum for tax deductions is $200, but this month we're lowering it to $100!)

Happy New Year!    Alison M. Jones

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