Naomi Michalsen, Kaasei (Tlingit), is Wooshkeetaan, Eagle/Wolf of the Shark House the owner of Kaasei Training & Consulting. She weaves her work in prevention and education efforts through use of indigenous knowledge and value systems that are driven by cultural and relationship-based practices. She has her certification in Ethnobotany from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has served as an instructor at culture camps, school and university programs and local plant walks. She is also a safe food and home preservation instructor and indigenous foods chef. Naomi is a member of the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault’s Pathways Statewide Steering Committee. She appreciates sharing time with elders and other plant enthusiasts, pursuing her love of traditional Native foods and medicines. Her favorite thing to do is gather local foods and plants with her family and grandchildren in the amazing Alaskan outdoors. Naomi and her husband live in Ketchikan and have five children and nine grandchildren. She is motivated by the belief that there is so much to learn from each other and that it is time to get out of our silos and
arise to help future generations,
By learning about how to gather, harvest and prepare local, wild foods individuals can empower themselves and their communities. Local wild foods were used for centuries for medicinal purposes, ceremonial purposes and to create the basis for healthy families. Alaska Native peoples were among the healthiest people on earth before colonization. It is Naomi's belief that the indigenous peoples of Alaska can once again be at the forefront of health and wellness.
Please take a moment to learn more about all of the seminars, symposiums, plant walks, ethical harvesting, food preservation, caring for the environment, and other services Kaasei Training and Consulting offers.
"This gathering was a time to relearn some of the knowledge that has been silent in us."
Tribal Elder, Plant Symposium
"What a wonderful experience. I am so grateful to have been a part of it. I feel connected."
Plant Symposium Participant
"I absolutely loved Naomi's plant walk. I also loved trying the teas and traditional foods she provided. I tried her recipes at home and they came out great!"
Plant Walk Participant
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