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Ballard Avenue Landmark District announces results of annual board member election

The annual election for the Ballard Avenue Landmark District (BLD) Board was held by mail with a ballot deadline of Dec. 12, 2023. Four positions were up for election. The results are as follows: The Ballard Avenue Landmark District is a nationally recognized historic district established in 1976 to commemorate… [ Keep reading ]

Night of Storytelling in the Central District

Join us for an unforgettable night of live performances, music, and dancing at “The Griot Party Experience” on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at 8 pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. At this free, in-person event, which is funded in part by the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), talented artists such… [ Keep reading ]

Jenifer Chao Confirmed as Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Community members and City family climbed the stairs at City Hall to witness a vote on the confirmation of Jenifer Chao as the Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON). They filed into Seattle City Council chambers for the Dec. 8 meeting of the Neighborhoods, Education, Civil Rights & Culture… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Seeks New Member for International Special Review District Board

Mayor Bruce Harrell invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board (ISRD Board). An elected position (Position #3 – Business Owner, Property Owner, or Employee) has become vacant and in accordance with the Board’s Rules and Procedures, will be filled through a… [ Keep reading ]

Public meeting scheduled to discuss zoning modification at John Muir Elementary School

The public is invited to discuss the development plans for John Muir Elementary School located at 3301 S. Horton St. The in-person meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. in the library at John Muir Elementary. Participate virtually in this Dec. 11 meeting. The Seattle School… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District announces results of annual election

The annual election for the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board was held by mail, with ballots tabulated on the evening of Tuesday, November 21. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods received a total of 118 ballots. Three positions were up for election and the results are as follows: Candidate terms will… [ Keep reading ]

Land Back, Fish Back

by Rena Priest Welcome to Indian Country Where is Indian Country? It’s everywhere we stand. It’s anywhere we dance. It’s where the earth loves the feel of our feet. Welcome to Indian Country. What does that mean? It means this is where we lift our voice in song and make… [ Keep reading ]

landback 4 dummies

“Land Back? What does it mean? Is it the new organic, locally sourced, farm to table vegan kombucha? Is it perhaps some sort of small-pitted fruit you got in the Fremont farmers market? Find out as famed Anti-Intellectual, Intellectual Howie Echo-Hawk shares their middling diatribe and wandering, miscellaneous thoughts on… [ Keep reading ]

How Gumbo took the Land Back

by Christopher Rachal When I think of Land Back I think of my Ancestors. I try to remember them each day. How they came together in the midst of war, slavery, genocide. Things we don’t like to think about somehow bound them together. All that grief spilling off that Trail… [ Keep reading ]

Land Back from Turtle Island to Palestine

by Luna Reyna Indigenous people telling our own stories is healing for past, present, and future generations—of both Native and non-Natives. Expressing the conditions of an unjust society and facilitating healing is vital for true liberation, not just Native liberation, but for all people impacted by systems of white supremacy…. [ Keep reading ]