News and Features

National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools

September 30 is the National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools. Last summer, mass graves were discovered in Canadian residential schools, sparking outrage across non-Indigenous communities as the world found out what our Indigenous communities already knew. But...

Oregon language institute celebrates 25 years

From Indian Country Today (by McKayla Lee) – 2022 marks the 25th year of the Northwest Indian Language Institute and its work to revitalize the Pacific Northwest’s endangered Native Languages.

Jan Johnson of Japantown’s Panama Hotel: “Saving History Saves the Future”

From The North American Post (by Elaine Ikoma Ko) – An interview with Jan Johnson, owner and operator of the historic Panama Hotel and Tea House.

It’s Huckleberry Harvest Time!

From Tulalip News (by Micheal Rios) – With swədaʔx̌ali (Lushootseed for ‘Place of Mountain Huckleberries’), the Tulalip Tribes are reclaiming a traditional area to give their members access to huckleberry gathering.

Demand and enthusiasm for Asian fruits and vegetables grows

From Northwest Asian Weekly (by Rizanino “Riz” Reyes) – As demand increases for tropical Asian fruits and vegetables, local Northwest farmers are filling the niche.

Former INS Building, Now Largest Seattle Artist Enclave, at Risk of Redevelopment

From South Seattle Emerald (by Amanda Ong) – While local artists have reclaimed the CID’s former detainment and deportation facility, the building’s potential sale means the space’s future is uncertain.

Ethiopian Community Village Development to Provide Affordable Housing Units in Rainier Beach

From South Seattle Emerald (by Ronnie Estoque) – After years of planning, the Ethiopian Community in Seattle is constructing affordable housing for seniors in Rainier Beach.

2 new Black-owned breweries break barriers and bring craft beer to Seattle’s Central District

From The Seattle Times (by Tan Vinh) – New in the Central District, 23rd Ave Brewery and Métier Brewing Co. are increasing the representation of people of color in craft brewing.

Women-led group aims to increase food sovereignty, organic produce access among South Seattle Latinos

From The Seattle Times (by Daisy Zavala Magaña) – In the fight for food justice, community food project Salsa de la Vida works to provide Latino families more access to organic produce.