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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 ]

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board Announces Candidates for Annual Election

The Ballard Avenue Landmark District (BLD) Board is hosting its annual election of board members. The election will be held by mail-in ballot only. There will be no in-person voting. Community members who are registered for this election will receive a ballot and self-addressed stamped envelope by mail. Physical ballots… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund invests $990,533 in 23 projects led by community

The City of Seattle has awarded $990,533 to support 23 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty-three community groups received awards ranging from $18,440 to $50,000 and have pledged $946,164 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional services…. [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Youth Commission seeks teens interested in shaping the future of the city

Are you interested in representing young people in Seattle? Are you passionate about social justice? Do you want to learn more about your local city government and public service? Are you driven to be a leader in your community who wants to create positive change in the city? If so,… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Becoming a Spanish-language Resource for Cooperative Development

This article was written by Laura Nash and People’s Economy Lab and originally published at It is republished here with permission from People’s Economy Lab. Villa Comunitaria envisions a community where all families thrive and participate. In particular, they’re working toward a thriving and empowered Latine community in Seattle’s South Park… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Mercado Luna and Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager, Rudy Riveron first arrived in Washington state after emigrating from Mexico in the late ’90s. Prior to coming to the United States, he worked as a musician, tattoo artist, and body piecer. After he arrived in Seattle, he worked as a dishwasher, prep cook, cook,… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Line Marker

We connected with local artist Edgar Martinez who has made his home in the Pacific Northwest for the past decade. Martinez is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, and studied graphic design as his career. His art embodies the multitude of emotions and incorporates his culture into every piece. We chatted with… [ Keep reading ]