Decolonizing Thanksgiving: Healing, Truthmaking, & Revitalizing

This Thanksgiving, EchoX staff, Board members, & DIGITIZE youth members have curated media, music, and resources discussing both contemporary and historical issues Indigenous Americans have faced in the past and continue to face today.

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Indigenous Midwifery Center Aims to Revitalize Birth Practices

From Underscore (by McKayla Lee) – The Center for Indigenous Midwifery is providing culturally centered care for Native families, preserving the traditions of pregnancy and offering education and community support.

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Seattle Histories: Minidoka is the First Camp Your Grandma is Incarcerated in, Crystal City is the Second

From Seattle Front Porch (by Troy Osaki) – “The Seattle Histories storytelling project highlights the places, people, and events that have shaped the history of Seattle’s communities.”

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Breathing Life into a Ghost Town

From the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center – In the 1920s, Maxville, Oregon was a logging town occupied by both African American and white workers. Today, their descendants are researching and preserving its history.

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The untold history of migrant labor in the Pacific Northwest

From KUOW (by Libby Denkmann) – Historian Megan Asaka’s new book explores our region’s history with migrant labor, and she spoke about it with KUOW’s Soundside.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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