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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 ]

Familial Love and Brilliance in Native Designs

Familial Love and Brilliance in Native Designs by Megan McDermott I’m a mixed-Native woman enrolled with the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana. I consider myself raised by my maternal grandmother, who was enrolled in the Blackfeet tribe of Browning, Montana, and my mother who is enrolled in Little Shell… [ Keep reading ]

‘Pochashsquinest’ Ron Kanim Enick: Native American Heritage Month

by Ron Kanim Enick wiʔaac Hello, as we all pause to remember and acknowledge Native American Heritage Month, let us not forget to pray, for the Creator’s authority, sovereignty, and power throughout the nation. All things are sacred, and all we have belongs to GOD, and we are all under… [ Keep reading ]

A Journey of Re-recognition and Community Identity

A Journey of Re-recognition and Community Identity by Bethany Fackrell As a young child, it was really hard for me to find where my Indigenous identity fit within our Snoqualmie community. Looking back on my first memories, it seemed as if many of us were in survival mode and constantly… [ 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 ]

Native American Heritage Month: yəhaw̓

yəhaw̓ is a collective of interdisciplinary Indigenous creatives who work to improve Indigenous mental and emotional health outcomes through art-making, community building, and equitable creative opportunities for personal and professional growth. Their work centers the voices of Indigenous women, youth, and Two Spirit individuals with the intention of giving all… [ Keep reading ]

Native American Heritage Month: Seattle Indian Health Board Traditional Medicine Garden

Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a community health center that provides health and human services to its patients while specializing in the care of Native people. They are recognized as a leader in the promotion of health improvement for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, locally and nationally. Founded… [ Keep reading ]