I was born in Soviet Union, emigrated from Russia in 2011 and spent 2 wonderful years in SW Ontario, Canada. Then, in 2012 my family and I landed as permanent residents in the United States.
For many years we've been calling Pacific Northwest our home, and in 2018 we made it official.
I acknowledge that I now live on ancestral land of the Sdohobsh (Snohomish) people and their successors the Tulalip Tribes. Since time immemorial they have hunted, fished, gathered, and taken care of these lands. I honor with gratitude the land itself, the Snohomish people and Tulalip Tribes.
I probably should add more, and eventually I will, I promise.
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