Curating community: Indigenous arts show celebrates the process
by Keelin Everly-Lang
From gallery shows, to artist residencies, to pop up markets and workshops, storytelling and shared meals, the many pieces of Yəhaw̓ are coming together to bring local Indigenous arts into focus.
Nov 29, 2018
Puyallup Watershed Initiative connects sense of place, identity in environmental work
by Puget Sound Future-Makers
In the following interview, PWI acting director Jennifer Chang and community board member Kathryn Mahan talk about the ways that environment and identity coalesce in both their own lives as well as the work they do with PWI.
Jul 3, 2018
Indigenous women filmmakers the focus of 2018 4th World Media Lab
by Ryan Phelan
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
by Gena Wynkoop
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
Lummi artist interprets traditions through glass
by Emily Gilbert
Dan Friday, of the Lummi Nation, honors the Coast Salish tradition of woven cedar baskets through a very different medium. He makes them in glass.
Apr 4, 2018
Howie Echo-Hawk confronts Native genocide through comedy
by Reagan Jackson
Howie Echo-Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation, pulls no punches with his stand-up comedy act that tackles the realities of being Native American.
Feb 27, 2018
Seattle’s contribution to Standing Rock: A new twist on the teepee
by Agatha Pacheco
Seattle "tarpees" are giving Standing Rock camps hope to survive the cold Midwest winter, despite an order from the North Dakota Governor to clear the camps.
Nov 30, 2016
North Dakota Pipeline camp prepares for winter with donations
by Global Press News Service
People from around the country have come to stay at the camp through the winter and many others have donated to help them keep warm and healthy,
Nov 15, 2016
A Tribe Called Red’s “Electric Pow Wow” comes to Seattle
by Gregory Scruggs
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
by Alex Garland
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
Photos: Tribes, supporters rally in Seattle for Standing Rock Sioux’s pipeline battle
by Chloe Collyer
While construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline has been paused, the Standing Rock Sioux have vowed to press on.
Sep 19, 2016
Native tribes praise pipeline pause, vow to fight on
Pipeline construction has been paused on federally owned land that Native Americans consider sacred. Protesters vow to press for a full halt to the project.
Sep 12, 2016
Lummi Totem Pole Journey honors earth, celebrates Cherry Point victory
by Jovelle Tamayo
About 300 people gathered to offer blessings and to call for environmental advocacy at the Seattle stop for the Lummi Nation Totem Pole Journey.
Aug 26, 2016
Pike Place Market’s new Native-owned shop promises “stereotype busting”
by Sarah Stuteville
Louie Gong is opening the only Native-owned shop in the Pike Place Market and challenging a legacy of companies profiting off of "Native-inspired" art.
Aug 25, 2016
A walk across campus with the UW’s new Native Education Program
by Sarah Stuteville
The UW's new Native Education Certificate Program is designed to improve the relationships between educators and Native students and families.
Aug 11, 2016
Poetry on Buses returns, with expansion of multilingual outreach
by Venice Buhain
The program will host workshops for Chinese, Ethiopian, Punjabi, Spanish-speaking, African American and Tlingit communities.
Apr 26, 2016
Saving Sm’algyax: Tsimshian community aims to preserve language
by Ashley McCuen
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
After tackling racist lake name, Crosscut takes on “Squaw”
by Venice Buhain
After spearheading the charge to change a racist lake name, Crosscut writer Knute Berger takes issue with the use of the word "Squaw."
Oct 29, 2015
Women of Color deserve a voice in the debate over Planned Parenthood
by Ijeoma Oluo
When conservatives and Planned Parenthood face off over abortion rights, you probably won't hear from those with the most at stake: women of color
Oct 1, 2015