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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 ]

Urban Native Education Alliance Youth Project 3: Honoring Indigenous Warriors

Honoring Indigenous Warriors Turbulence. Of the flight there. Of the crowds in the airport, on the National Mall, among the letters of history written on granite walls. Of past strife and accomplishments. Of the year 2020, and onto 2021, onto indefinite. But turbulence is just the thrill of the story,… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Native Education Alliance Youth Project 2: Winyan Voice

Winyan Voice (Lakota for Women’s Voices) Words and art by Jazell Jenkins, Lailani Norman, and Kayla Harstad To me, being a Native is taking a lead in the Native community, and giving back to it, incorporating Native traditions in your everyday life practices. It’s the little things that matter. It’s… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Native Education Alliance Youth Project 1: Indistinct Nurture

Indistinct Nurture Words and art by Asia Gellien, Joseph Aleck, Gia Tran, Cat Tetrick Our work is titled Indistinct Nurture. There are different backgrounds of what we’ve collected for this and what we did in our own time and collective growth. This piece is inspired by the National Art Gallery… [ Keep reading ]

Native American Heritage Month: Off the Rez Food Truck and Café

Mark McConnell grew up eating traditional recipes made by his mother on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. Now in Seattle, he and his partner, Cecilia Rikard, are the owners of the well-loved Off the Rez Food Truck and Off the Rez Café at the Burke Museum. They have blended flavors from their Native heritage, such as frybread and succotash, to make… [ Keep reading ]