News and Features

A wave of Black art rises in Seattle’s Central District

As new development proliferates in the historically Black neighborhood, artists proclaim: ‘We were here, and we are still here, and we will be here.’

Seahawks logo isn’t just accepted by Coast Salish tribes – it’s beloved

From Tulalip News (by Kim Kalliber) – “The Seattle Seahawks’ logo is that rarest of birds: a culturally accurate sports icon directly inspired from an Indigenous masterpiece — and embraced by the Indigenous People it is borrowed from.”

Live from Seattle: a brand-new Indigenous radio station

From Crosscut (by Margo Vansynghel) – The longtime Native community center and headquarters of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is now home to a brand-new – and rare – initiative: Daybreak Star Radio, an international online radio station...

The 411 on the Red Road to D.C.

Designed to convey the crises grappling Indigenous communities—a caged baby representing children who faced violation of human rights; red handprints indicating missing and murdered Indigenous womenfolk, this totem pole is a skillful medium for storytelling, raising awareness, and uniting communities...

‘Take the Mic’ with Alianza Youth Leadership Program

Alianza is a youth-led leadership program that stemmed from Latino Community Fund. It connects young Latinx leaders across the state and works to bring positive change to their communities. The program provides workshops, mentorship, and direct-action projects that allow youth members to practice their skills in...

June·teenth \jün-ˈtēn(t)th\

Also known as Jubilee Day, Black Independence Day, and Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in what is now known as the United States. As we acknowledge this important day, it is also...

Native Doulas Help Navigate Tricky Births During the Pandemic

From Crosscut (by Manola Secaira) – Native doulas bring cultural traditions and knowledge to the birthing process for Indigenous women who already have increased mortality rates. During the pandemic, they’ve offered an extra dose of support and advocacy in the...

16 Artists, 1 Message: Seattle’s Black Lives Matter Mural a Year Later

From Crosscut – A year after protests against police brutality mobilized Seattle activists and residents in the city’s Capital Hill neighborhood, the sixteen artists who painted the most iconic public art piece of last summer’s movement for Black Lives...

“We’ve Been Here Forever, And We’re Going To Be Here Forever”: Colville Tribes Celebrate Sinixt People’s Victory in Canada’s Supreme Court

From The Spokesman Review (by Orion Donovan-Smith) – Members of the Colville Tribe celebrated the Canadian government’s recognition of the Sinixt people.