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Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: cece hoffman (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, Nimiipuu, Ojibwe)

Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is cece hoffman. I am a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, with tribal ancestry also amongst the Nimiipuu and Ojibwe peoples. My parents are Cara Thompson (CTUIR and Nimiipuu) and Shay Hoffman (Ojibwe). I grew up… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Luther “Jay” Mills (Suquamish) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Bremerton, Washington. I found out that my Great Grandmother’s family had left the Port Madison Reservation because an Indian Agent approached my Great Great Grandfather and told him he needed to send his kids to a boarding school…. [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Donny Stevenson (Muckleshoot) 

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Donny Stevenson; I am a proudly enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and a living representative of the amazing legacy and leadership of our bəqəlšuɫ people. I am humbled by this lineage and legacy and honored to act… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Appoints Greg Wong Deputy Mayor of External Relations

Originally published on the Office of the Mayor blog. Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced that Greg Wong will serve as Seattle’s Deputy Mayor of External Relations. Wong joins the Mayor’s Office from the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) where he has served as Interim Director since Mayor Harrell appointed him to… [ Keep reading ]

The International District Emergency Center continues Donnie Chin’s commitment to safety

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member For over half a century, the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), based in the Chinatown International District (CID), has been serving as a community-centered alternative to policing. It was founded by Donnie Chin in 1968. Donnie was a hero in the CID,… [ Keep reading ]

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Following the community’s lead on customized COVID support

Let’s go back to August 2020. COVID was still relatively new, stay-at-home ordinances were being extended, toilet paper was a hot commodity, and nobody was certain what the immediate future would look like. During this fearful and confusing time, our Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) began their tireless work supporting communities… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Chinatown Block Watch helps neighbors work together to increase safety

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Seattle Chinatown Block Watch is based on the idea that neighbors working together is one of the best ways to build up safety. Run by volunteers, many of whom are seniors who live or have roots in the… [ Keep reading ]

MJ Cabigting-Steele builds confidence and community with free self-defense classes

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Formerly a New Yorker, Filipinx visual artist and martial artist MJ Cabigting-Steele moved to Seattle a few years ago and found a sense of community here. MJ works at the Wing Luke Museum as well as at Seattle Kung Fu Club, where… [ Keep reading ]

ChuMinh Tofu serves houseless community members with compassion every week

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Vietnamese Every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ChuMinh Tofu has been hosting free Sunday meals in Little Saigon. ChuMinh Tofu is a Vietnamese vegan restaurant in Seattle’s Little Saigon and, together with its owner, a group of local activists and… [ Keep reading ]

International Community Health Services supports COVID-19 safety with…Minecraft!

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nonprofit community health center that offers affordable health care services to anyone in need. They serve thousands of patients every year at multiple locations across our region. ICHS was founded in 1973, during a time… [ Keep reading ]