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Honoring My Ancestors Through Environmental Advocacy

by James Rasmussen  My life is committed to protecting the traditional homelands of my people, the Duwamish Tribe. For more than 30 years, I have advocated for the restoration of critical environmental habitats, including the clean up of the Duwamish River—a slender vein that winds upward, connecting Tukwila to Elliot… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle announces awards to seven Duwamish River neighborhood projects

The City of Seattle announced grants for seven community projects serving neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. As part of the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, these projects will help to increase the sustainability of the neighborhoods impacted by the Superfund clean-up. The projects will begin this year and will continue into… [ Keep reading ]

A Duwamish Elder, Tribal Leader Finds Her Voice

By Duwamish Tribal Council Chair, Cecile Hansen Our Duwamish Tribe remains here as the People of the Inside. Our home was mostly forested, rivers, lakes, streams that shaped our way of life – I can only imagine how pristine it was – only to became sources of industry in timber… [ Keep reading ]

I am My Duwamish Mother’s Son – Stewarding Culture, People, Tribe, and Environment

By Russ Beard My name is Russell Hoover Beard and I live in Mississippi where I retired after 29 years of federal service with the Naval Oceanographic Office and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration. I am a fifth-generation descendant of the Duwamish diaspora. My mother, June Hoover Beard, is the… [ Keep reading ]

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a Letter to My Grandfather

Reflections by Ken Workman, 5th generation Great-Grandson of Chief Seattle Scene: It’s late September / early October in Seattle. Ken Workman, 5th generation Great-Grandson of Chief Seattle, and Chief Seattle are sitting on a log on the west shores of Elliott Bay. It’s one of those typical fall days in… [ Keep reading ]