Arts and Literature

Balancing Cultures reimagines the family album, revealing unspoken truths in ordinary mid-century Japanese American family photographs

From International Examiner (by Paul Mori) – More often than not, there is a deeper meaning behind the smiles in photographs, especially in the age of film when each click of the shutter was so very precious.

New project spotlights work of modern Indigenous American artists

From PBS NewsHour (by Jeffrey Brown and Lena I. Jackson) – Candice Hopkins: There were so many good Native artists working in contemporary art, but they still weren’t getting the big shows. It was a kind of — the beginnings...

Hawaiian language speakers are raising the visibility of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi through social media

From Hawaiʻi Public Radio (by Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi) – The growing number of Hawaiian language accounts on social media is sparking discussions on how ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi can take advantage of platforms like Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

Reciprocity Project Highlights Indigenous Storytelling and Values

From South Seattle Emerald (by Victor Simoes) – Reciprocity Project, a series of seven Indigenous-made documentary short films, combines Native American storytelling with climate awareness and other intersectional movements rooted in Indigenous guardianship, social justice, and human rights.

Northwest Holiday Markets 2022

Winter is coming and with it, a slew of awesome holiday markets from organizations around the Northwest! Here are a few of the markets that especially made an impression on EchoX staff and board.

How experiencing a Burmese community exhibit changed my life’s path

From International Examiner (by Jon Chu) – The Wing Luke Museum’s “Woven Togther: Stories of Burma/Myanmar” exhibit inspired one student to get involved with his community.

Exploring the history of the Aloha Shirt and artist John Liggett “Keoni” Meigs at the Washington State History Museum

From International Examiner (by Clarissa Gines) – A new exhibit chronicles the work of John Liggett “Keoni” Meigs, designer of many an Aloha Shirt. The exhibit runs through September 11th at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma!

“Bless Me, Ultima” Is Still A Must-Read Chicano Classic

From The Daily Chela (by Brianna Montoya) – A reflection on Rudolfo Anaya’s 1972 coming of age novel “Bless Me, Ultima”.

New Indigenous children’s series brings language to life

From Indian Country Today (by Miles Morrisseau) – With his ‘Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Īthiniwak’ series of books, Rocky Cree author William Dumas hopes to keep his peoples’ language and stories alive.