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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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“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”.

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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.

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