The Nez Perce people, call themselves Nimi’ipuu, which means the “real people” or “we the people.”
nezperce.org: The Nimiipuu people have always resided and subsisted on lands that included the present-day Nez Perce Reservation in north-central Idaho. Today, the Nez Perce Tribe is a federally recognized tribal nation with more than 3,500 citizens.
Nez Perce Language Program
Nez Perce National Historical Park
FYI: Two National Historical Trails pass through Nez Perce National Historical Park, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historical Trail.
The way we behave politically, socially, economically and ecologically isn’t working, says community organizer and activist Tai Simpson. Sharing the creation myth of her Nez Perce tribe, she advocates for a return to the “old ways” guided by Indigenous wisdom that emphasize balance, community and the importance of intergenerational storytelling in order to protect what’s sacred.
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