Original People and Persons

Reservations and their bordering lands contain multitudes.

They are Nations within Nations of the Original Peoples and Persons.

KHIMSTONIK decolonizes the places we live by bringing in the voices of the ancestors and elders as well as our own relationships and knowledge of the land's history. To do this work, KHIMSTONIK reclaims ancestral traditions by bringing together those who carry the knowledge of our traditions, the youth and the broader community. In doing so, we also create opportunities for intergenerational and multicultural healing.

Horn Rapids, named after Horn Jim

Weaving, Historical Presence, Decolonize, Research, Productive Influence

KHIMSTONIK is named after Palouse-Wanapum elder, KHIMSTONIK (Mary Jim Chapman).

"Our strategies of defending cultural practices, building resiliency and decolonizing the land emerge naturally from holding fast to our Native ways in the face of enormous and ongoing efforts to erase our culture and our lands."

- I. Jones 2022