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CID Community Watch proves strength in numbers keeps neighborhood lively and safe

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Sometimes, a simple, “Hi,” is one of the greatest safeguards against vandalism and similar crimes that hurt the Chinatown International District (CID). This is what volunteer-led CID Community Watch believes. CID Community Watch is made up of individuals from all walks of… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Jeremy Takala (Yakama)

Jeremy Takala, known as Pax’una’shut in the Yakama Nation, is of the Kahmiltpah Band (Rock Creek) located on the Columbia River and a proud descendant of Hopi. He was nominated in 2020 to serve as a Tribal Councilman for Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. He currently chairs… [ Keep reading ]

Henry Liu helps elders stay in community with each other throughout pandemic

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese For Henry Liu, it’s all about bringing people together. Henry has been a community organizer ever since graduating from college. In particular, Henry is passionate about serving the Chinatown International District (CID) — and connecting with people over… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Redistricting Commission seeks public comment on draft map of new City Council Districts

The Seattle Redistricting Commission is currently in the process of redrawing the boundaries of Seattle’s seven City Council Districts. Over the past five months, the Commission has hosted or participated in more than 50 community information sessions, a community survey, and seven public forums to gather feedback from the public about the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Council and Mayor Harrell announce appointees to the newly formed Indigenous Advisory Council

Today, the Seattle City Council confirmed the appointment of nine members to the City’s new Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC). Established by legislation, the IAC includes representation from the area’s diverse Indigenous communities and establishes a critical step forward in strengthening the City of Seattle’s relationship with American Indian, Alaska Native,… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Jaci McCormack (Nez Perce) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was raised by my grandparents on the Nez Perce reservation in Idaho. I graduated from Lake Oswego High School, where I was recruited to play basketball at Illinois State. After college, I moved around trying to find the perfect balance with work… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Suzanne Sailto (Snoqualmie) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am Suzanne Sailto, a Snoqualmie Tribal member and an elected member of the Snoqualmie Tribal Council. I was born in Toppenish, WA, but I lived everywhere nationwide due to my father being in the military. I have lived in Italy, Germany, Virginia, New… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Asia Tail (Cherokee) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’ve held many roles as I explored my passion for community empowerment over the years: artist, museum educator, art administrator, grantmaker, selection panelist, board member, writer, speaker, teacher, curator, manager, bookkeeper, and countless other odd jobs required with on-the-ground grassroots organizing. Using Indigenous… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Derrick Belgarde (Siletz & Chippewa-Cree)

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Chippewa-Cree. I am a father of three and have been married for 20 years. I’ve worked for Chief Seattle Club for over 7 years. I consider it a blessing to be… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Esther Lucero (Diné  & Latina) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am mom to a beautiful 8-year-old boy, Elyas Lucero, and wife to Melinda Garay (we were married one month before Prop 8 was overturned in CA). I am daughter to Lawrence and Mary Lucero and sister to Edward Lucero. I was born… [ Keep reading ]