In Focus: Wanda Nanibush

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]
Jul 26, 2019

In Focus: Merritt Johnson

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]

In Focus: Asia Tail

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]

In Focus: Marie Watt

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]

In Focus: Marianne Nicolson

This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers will share their art- and exhibition-making processes and collaborations, as well as thoughts about their […]

Karla Brollier and Climate Justice Initiative are rewriting the script about communities facing climate change

The Climate Justice Initiative’s priority is to provide communities with the resources to lead with resilience and adapt to climate change while keeping their traditional values intact. 
Jul 31, 2019

A Celebration of Indigenous Film and Artists

•View short films made by Indigenous artists as a preview kickoff to SIFF’s Indigenous Showcase Weekend. •Experience an Indigenous art market as part of the city-wide Indigenous-led celebration yəhaw̓. •Meet visiting filmmakers and guest panelists such as Paulette Jordan (Coeur d’Alene). •Taste light refreshments & traditional foods from Indigenous chefs. Cash bar. •Celebrate the breadth […]
May 16, 2019

Chef in Mexico seeks to instill taste for indigenous cuisine

Claudia Ruiz Santiz, whose family is part of the Tsotsil population, recreates recipes from her grandmother’s kitchen at Kokonó, her restaurant in Chiapas.
Apr 25, 2019

Young Native artists break through in the yəhaw̓ Indigenous Teen Art Show

yəhaw̓ and Teens of Tacoma encouraged young people from all over Washington state who identified as indigenous to submit their artwork.
Feb 20, 2019

Canadian Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq explores the powerful outer limits of human expression

Tagaq will bring her unique style of throat singing and music to UW’s Meany Center on Friday, Feb. 8.
Jan 22, 2019
Participants in last year’s 4th World Indigenous Media Lab work hands-on with a camera. (Photo Courtesy of Tracy Rector)

Indigenous women filmmakers the focus of 2018 4th World Media Lab

This year is the fourth year of the 4th World Media Lab, which includes training and mentorship for indigenous filmmakers, as well as feature and short films.
May 24, 2018

How the Swinomish Tribe is fighting the battle against heroin addiction

The didgwalic Wellness Center, which opened earlier this year, is part of the Swinomish Tribe's community response to the opioid epidemic.
May 8, 2018

An Afternoon with Winona LaDuke

“In our Anishinaabe prophecies this is called the time of the Seventh Fire. This is a time when our people will have two roads ahead of us – one miikina, or path, which is well-worn – but scorched – and another path which is green. It will be our choice upon which path to embark.  […]
Feb 20, 2018

SEAxSEA: The Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival

4:30pm-7:30pm, January 24-26, 2018 Thomson Hall 101 The SEAxSEA Film Festival is part of the Southeast Asia Center’s mission to actively organize Southeast Asia-related programs, and features films that explore Southeast Asia in its diversity, emphasizing underrepresented communities and youth-produced visions of the past, present, and future. On this, our inaugural year, we are proud […]
Jan 8, 2018
Indigenous DJ trio A Tribe Called Red. (Courtesy photo by Falling Tree Photography)

A Tribe Called Red’s “Electric Pow Wow” comes to Seattle

First Nations DJ trio A Tribe Called Red’s rising star as musicians has put them on the forefront of indigenous activism.
Nov 14, 2016

Photos: Northwest tribes mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Author Sherman Alexie addressed a crowd of Pacific Northwest tribe members and other supporters who were gathered at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center on Monday, Seattle’s third annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “Look who we have leading this city, powerful brown women! I’m proud to live in a city where these are our representatives,” said Alexie, who is […]
Oct 11, 2016
Celebrations at Daybreak Star marking the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2014. (Courtesy photo)

On second Indigenous Peoples Day, more work to be done

Last year Seattle made history by establishing Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. Find out what's planned for year two.
Oct 11, 2015
Man's shirt, ca. 1850, Niimiipu (Nez Perce), Oregon or Idaho, Hide, porcupine quills, horsehair, wool, glass beads, pigment, 32 11/16 × 60 2/3 in., Diker no. 666 Courtesy of American Federation of Arts

‘Indigenous Beauty’ features 2,000 years of native art at Seattle Art Museum

'Indigenous Beauty' opens at Seattle Art Museum and highlights American Indian Art from North America and the Pacific Northwest.
Feb 23, 2015

Historias Indígenas: Indigenous Mexican women fight back against violence and corruption

Alcoholism, domestic violence, corruption, poverty — the deck is stacked against the women of high altitude indigenous communities in Veracruz. But an upstart human rights group is helping them turn the tables.
Aug 19, 2014
Nestora Salgado addresses the community police force she lead in Olinalá, Mexico, prior to her arrest last year. (Still from Youtube)

Political support grows for Renton grandmother-turned-militia-leader held in Mexico

  After almost a year in a Mexican prison, a wave of political pressure is gathering for the release of Renton resident Nestora Salgado. “We must shame the Mexican government into doing the right thing,” Congressman Adam Smith said in a press conference held at Seattle University on Monday. Salgado is a naturalized citizen and U.S. passport holder who moved […]
Jun 19, 2014