Location: Yakima Convention Center
Emily Washines, MPA and scholar is an enrolled Yakama Nation tribal member with Cree and Skokomish lineage. Her blog, Native Friends, focuses on history and culture. Building understanding and support for Native Americans is evident in her films, writing, speaking, and exhibits. Her research topics include the Yakama War, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, traditional knowledge, resource management, fishing rights, and food sovereignty. Emily speaks Ichiskiin (Yakama language) and other Native languages.
Yakima Herald-Republic lists her as Top 39 under 39. She received a Single Impact Event Award for her November 2018 symposium presentation from the Association of King County Historical Organizations. Emily is a board member for Columbia Riverkeeper and Artist Trust. She lives on the Yakama reservation with her husband and three children.