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Seattle Histories: Seattle “The City of Clocks”

Seattle “The City of Clocks” By Mark Mendez Mayer It is because of my great-uncle, Joseph Mayer, that Seattle began to be called the “City of Clocks.” By 1935, he had made over 100 street clocks in Seattle. At least 40 of those stood at one point in or around… [ Keep reading ]

Makings of a ‘Real Indian’

Makings of a ‘Real Indian’: Reflections In Anticipation of Native American Heritage Month by Eric Alipio I was recently asked the question, “What is a ‘real Indian?’ Are you a ‘real Indian?’” Much to my chagrin, this wasn’t the first time I’ve been asked who’s Indian and who’s not. And… [ Keep reading ]

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos by Aleyda Cervantes Today I want to honor Dia de los Muertos, remembering this holiday is and always has been an Indigenous celebration. Since I was young, Dia de los Muertos has been close to my heart and identity. My family would make food, then walk… [ Keep reading ]

“La tierra es de quien la trabaja”

“La tierra es de quien la trabaja” by Eileen Jimenez My mother is Maria Cruz, my grandmother is Eloisa and my great-grandmother is Isidora, matriarchs of the Ñätho (Otomí peoples Indigenous to the Michoacan/Guanajuato area in Mexico). My name is Eileen Jimenez. One of my favorite quotes is by the… [ Keep reading ]

Growing up at the Monterrey Restaurant

Growing up at the Monterrey Restaurant by Aeon Corvidae My brother Jeremy and I had the special privilege to grow up the same way as my mom and her siblings. We never had to worry about what we would eat, or if we would have food on the table. My… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Start with Mofongo

Let’s Start with Mofongo by Gabriel-Bello Lawrence-Diaz “Boriqua!” is what I yell with pride. Coming to Seattle was an unexpected exploration of my identity that I didn’t know I was looking for or needed. It crept from my peripheral to a magnetic bullseye of purpose. This wasn’t a distraction or… [ Keep reading ]

Friends of Little Sài Gòn helps Vietnamese American community stay safe and thrive

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Vietnamese Little Saigon is a neighborhood and a cultural hub within the International District (much like Chinatown, Nihonmachi, Historic Manilatown, and more), a place where the Vietnamese American community can go to shop, work, learn, relax, play, and be in community with… [ Keep reading ]