Seattle filmmaker retraces steps of artist who painted a changing Melanesia

Society portraitist Caroline Mytinger bucked conventions of her day to venture to Melanesia to document the changing world of the South Pacific. A Seattle filmmaker retraced her journey.
Oct 3, 2018

Unity in Community Fall Concert

Join API Chaya for our fall concert, Unity in Community, to celebrate the survival and empowerment of our communities. Please bring friends and family for an evening of live performances, delicious food, drinks, local artist vendors, virtual reality games, prizes, and more! Buy Tickets ($20 each): apichaya.org/guest-registration Volunteer (free): bit.ly/FallConcert2017 Become a Donor: apichaya.org/donate-online The Line Up: Patricia […]
Oct 6, 2017

F.I.G.H.T. helps Asian, Pacific Islanders readjust after prison

F.I.G.H.T., or Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together, provides mentoring and support to men of Asian or Pacific Islander descent in state prisons.
Mar 25, 2016

Court rules against granting American Samoans citizenship at birth

American Samoa remains the the only place on U.S. soil where someone can be born without getting full U.S. citizenship rights.
Jun 5, 2015
A beachside building in Majuro, capital of the Marshall Islands. (Photo by Mrlins from Flickr)

US citizenship just out of reach, Marshall Islanders fight for food aid

Hailing from a tiny island nation ravaged by American nuclear testing, a growing population of Marshall islanders are struggling to make a home here without access to citizenship.
Oct 31, 2014
The Mixed Plate at Chamaole Pino in Everett. (Photo by Melody T. via Yelp)

Pacific Islander arts showcase this weekend in Everett

If you’re a Chamorro who’s relocated to Seattle, there’s more to miss about home than the weather. Back home, we get together to eat our food, speak our language, and visit our family, without even thinking about it. So if you’re used to weekly fiestas, the culture here in Washington can feel real cold. “On […]
Apr 24, 2014
The author, with his Guam ID. (Photo by dåko'ta alcantara-camacho)

Guam: Where America’s day begins with injustice

For Washington’s 9000-strong Chamorro community, getting hassled going into bars is just the tip of the warship. 
Nov 27, 2013
Janet and Semi Lotawa in Fiji, circa 1995. (Photo courtesy Janet Lotawa)

Rise Beyond the Reef launches rural development in Fiji

For Janet Lotawa, the first step to starting an international development NGO was falling in love.
Jul 13, 2013

Pounding the Pavement to get out the Asian Pacific Islander vote

Despite a growing population, Washington’s Asian Pacific Islander community has a disproportionately low percentage of registered voters. This election season, community leaders are launching a big push to change that. Nancy Huang, a senior at Garfield High School, had never canvassed before. But there she was on a sunny afternoon in Beacon Hill, standing nervously on […]
Apr 20, 2012