Photo essay: An apology to the Duwamish

People gathered at the Duwamish Longhouse to offer an apology to the Duwamish Tribe for the colonization and ongoing occupation of their lands.
Apr 22, 2019

The Colors of Green: James Rasmussen

James Rasmussen's family has been connected to the Duwamish River for 10,000 years, and his concept of home fuels his stewardship of the river.
Dec 31, 2018

Decolonizing Thanksgiving: Practicing gratitude while acknowledging Native history

Thanksgiving, often considered the quintessential all-American holiday, is a favorite for many families across the United States. However, practicing gratitude doesn’t have to erase Native history or the current presence and survival of Indigenous peoples.
Nov 21, 2018
Scarecrow Video (Photo from Wikipedia by Aurorasm)

Seven spaces Seattle can’t afford to lose to development

At the Residents’ Podium for Seattle Legacy Spaces, Seattleites got the chance to talk back to the people influencing our city's development.
Aug 15, 2016
Native Education Certificate Program Co-Directors Elizabeth West, left, and Megan Bang, right, lead a group of their students across the Quad at University of Washington, which used to be a Duwamish Village. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

A walk across campus with the UW’s new Native Education Program

The UW's new Native Education Certificate Program is designed to improve the relationships between educators and Native students and families.
Aug 11, 2016
The current cohort of the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps, a dozen teens from South Park and Georgetown. (Photo by Barbara Clabots)

The Duwamish Valley Youth Corps are coming for your litter

In South Park and Georgetown, the health impacts of pollution are real and life-threatening. But a small cadre of teens are learning to fight for environmental justice.
Mar 10, 2016

Saving Sm’algyax: Tsimshian community aims to preserve language

A Seattle teacher, one of the few fluent speakers of the endangered language of Sm'algyax, is in Alaska to pass her knowledge to Tsimshian school children.
Dec 8, 2015
A sign at Duwamish Waterway Park warns in nine languages against eating most fish caught in the river. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Duwamish River cleanup plans get a boost for inclusion

Convincing new immigrants that fishing in the river isn't safe is a challenge, say those behind Duwamish River cleanup plans.
May 4, 2015

Why I’m celebrating World Water Day, rain or shine.

Growing up in Jordan, we were taught in school just how scarce water is. There were constant campaigns on how to use water, how important it is to turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth or washing the dishes, even how to collect the water while waiting for it to warm up before a […]
Mar 21, 2012