News and Features

Rainier Avenue Radio’s Black History Month museum opens to the public

From Seattle Collegian (by Mo Dulitz) – For the entire month of February, Rainier Avenue Radio, now operating from the Columbia City Theater, will be presenting a museum dedicated to sharing Seattle’s Black history.

One WA Tribe Tests Waters For Locally Sourced, Traditional Foods

From Investigative West (by Lizz Giordano) – Looking for chum salmon under crisp, windy skies of an autumn late to arrive, Shadrach Misanes zigzags his boat away from shore, launching fishing nets into Lummi Bay, tucked in Washington’s northwest corner....

Meet Michael Running Wolf, the man using AI to reclaim Native languages

From Missoulian (by Nora Mabie) -Aside from the lack of data, it didn’t take long for Running Wolf to run into another barrier — the nature of Indigenous languages themselves.

Uncovering the history of The Dalles’ Chinatown

From Oregon Public Broadcasting (by Gemma DiCarlo) – When archaeologists Eric Gleason and Jacqui Cheung bought a run-down building in The Dalles’ downtown in 2000, they had a vague sense of its history.

How Indigenous Restaurants Are Decolonizing Seattle’s Dining Scene, One Plate at a Time

From Seattle Eater (by Sabra Boyd) – Local Indigenous businesses like ʔálʔal Cafe, Off the Rez, and Native Soul work to educate and contextualize Native ingredients and customs while advocating for investment.

The Landmark Republic Café of Portland Chinatown

From AsAm News (by Raymond Chong) – In Portland Chinatown, the Chinese community this year celebrated the 100th anniversary of the old O.B. Stubbs building. Most importantly, it houses the oldest Chinese restaurant in Portland, the landmark Republic Café which...

Year of the Rabbit or Cat? — It depends on who you ask

From Northwest Asian Weekly (by Indunil Usgoda Arachchi) – The Lunar New Year kickoff celebrations were spectacular everywhere this year. But curiously, the animal of 2023 is not the same for every celebration.

Cham Refugee Community: A Photo and Video Portrait of Generational Wealth-Building

From South Seattle Emerald (by Ronnie Estoque) – The Cham are an ethnic group in Cambodia and Vietnam, tracing their ancestry back to the historic Kingdom of Champa, dating back to the second century CE. Many Cham people became refugees...

Past and present mingle as Vietnamese refugee helps a Ukrainian family

From Northwest Asian Weekly (by Mahlon Meyer) – Memory knows before forgetting endures, sees, hears, feels the sway of the boat, the flaccid scent of 275 bodies packed like cordwood, knows a destination where they ate leaves and tiny crabs...