Cinnamon Bear

Cinnamon Bear, of the Karuk Tribe, is an educator and traditional medicine herbalist who works for Hancock Forest Management as an education forester, implementing traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and forestry education in the Tomanamus Forest in Washington State for the Muckleshoot tribal community. She helps develop and implement TEK curriculum. She has served as one of three tribal liaisons for the Washington ClimeTime Project.

Prior to her current roles, she worked with the Muckleshoot Culture and Elders programs to provide traditional medicines and teach community classes on harvesting and processing traditional foods and medicines. She started working with the Muckleshoot community as an elementary teacher at the tribal school in 2010.