Number of wildfires heats up across Washington State
by Conor Courtney
During last year's Eastern Washington fires, Seattle had the world's worst air quality multiples times last summer because of the smoke. Seattle's haze surpassed that of cities including Beijing and New Delhi.
Jun 19, 2019
Young Native artists break through in the yəhaw̓ Indigenous Teen Art Show
by Nicole Pasia
yəhaw̓ and Teens of Tacoma encouraged young people from all over Washington state who identified as indigenous to submit their artwork.
Feb 20, 2019
Native health officials hope for changes to avert future shutdown woes
by Leona Vaughn
A federal bill introduced last month could help avoid interruptions to health programs for Native Americans, which got disrupted during the federal shutdown.
Feb 13, 2019
Sunday march puts spotlight on missing and murdered Indigenous women
by Jacquie Bird Day
The gathering starting at Occidental Square Sunday advocated for missing and murdered Indigenous women and for greater protections for Native communities.
Jan 20, 2019
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