The Next Standing Rock Is Everywhere | Another forgotten massacre | MMIWG | Repatriation from Finland | yəhaw̓ a decolonial exhibition

The lack of tribal consultation and, subsequently, shoddy environmental justice studies, are due in large part to the fact that the consultations and environmental justice studies, unlike clean air or water, are not protected by federal law, but by executive action.  As the past three years have shown, such protections therefore depend on the individual […]

ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE OF JUSTICE

GUEST POST by J Glenn Evans Another gross injustice has been committed by the leaders of our country. We who believe the dream of America is to stand up for justice, a sacred commitment not to be brushed aside. What our forebears have done we cannot help, but what we do today is within our […]

Bad News: Duwamish not federally recognized

Duwamish Tribe Vows to Keep Fighting for Recognition, Despite Decision   by Sydney Brownstone • Jul 7, 2015 |The Stranger SLOG On July 2, the Obama administration told Seattle’s Duwamish tribe that they don’t qualify for long-sought federal recognition. The Duwamish—who include descendants of Chief Sealth, or Seattle, the Suquamish-Duwamish leader who signed the 1855 […]

The Invisibles: Seattle’s Urban Native Americans

They’re rarely seen or heard, but the statistics on the population’s health, education, and happiness speak loud and clear. By Matt Driscoll Tue., Mar 4 2014 The tears were unexpected. 15-year-old Rose Gibbs stands before portraits of Chief Seattle and Chief Joseph, among others, painted by Andrew Morrison at the Wilson-Pacific Building. Photo by Joshua […]

DUWAMISH TRIBE CELEBRATES THE FIRST NATIONS

Saturday, 12 October 2013—4-7p.m  At the Longhouse, 4705 West Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA  The Duwamish Tribe in association with PoetsWest will host a program of poetry and storytelling by Native Americans.  Other local tribes are invited to participate in this inaugural event.  An open mic will follow featured readers for those who have poems […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS CONCERNING BRADLEY MANNING

If Congress truly represented the American people, you would award Bradley Manning the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery against the enemy within.  He is a true American hero who risked his life and possible life imprisonment for making the American people aware of criminal acts and war crimes committed in their names. Yet you […]

UW conference examines #HumanTrafficking

UW conference examines human trafficking Dailyuw January 13, 2013 at 8:35 PM | Zosha Millman The broad definition of human trafficking has continued to grow with the work of a UW task force. This weekend the definition was examined in a public conference. The two-day conference at the UW addressed the issues and causes of […]

now is a really good time

OCCUPY MOVEMENT The Occupy Movement may well be our last chance to protect and defend our democracy. Local citizens, peaceably assembled to exercise their constitutional rights and express their grievances against government policies, are pepper-sprayed, teargassed and struck by billy clubs by militarized local police. We urge you to support this Movement and keep it […]

Talking to Ghosts

art exhibithttp://www.jackstraw.org/ Jack Straw New Media Gallery Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River between Worlds An installation by Nari Baker July 22 – September 16, 2011 Jack Straw New Media Gallery 4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle 98105 Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 – 5 Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River between Worlds […]