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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 ]

Native American Heritage Month: Keeping the Lushootseed Language Alive

If you turned the clock back several hundred years, you would be surrounded by Coast Salish peoples speaking Lushootseed. Would you know how to say hello? ʔi čəxʷ or haʔɫ sləx̌il (Tulalip Lushootseed). Though the language has evolved to reflect a changing world, you could still use that greeting to say hello to thousands of people today. But Lushootseed, like many native languages,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Why I’m Thankful for Indigenous Resistance

By Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Matt Remle) “There is resistance: in Canada, it’s coming from First Nations. But it’s worth remembering that that’s a worldwide phenomenon. Throughout the world, the indigenous populations are in the lead. They are actually taking the lead in trying to protect the earth…. It’s pretty ironic that… [ Keep reading ]

Native American Heritage Month: Na’ah Illahee Fund

Na’ah Illahee Fund is an Indigenous women-led organization dedicated to the ongoing regeneration of Indigenous communities. Focused on Indigenous Ecology, Food Sovereignty, and Wise Action, they work to advance climate and gender justice while creating healthy pathways towards self-determination and movement-building. We recently checked in with Susan Balbas, Executive Director… [ Keep reading ]

Native American Heritage Month: Daybreak Star Radio

Launched in July 2021, Daybreak Star Radio Network is Indigenizing the Airwaves through programming that focuses on language arts, education, storytelling, and music that connects Indigenous people to their heritage by strengthening their sense of belonging and significance as Native people. The station operates out of the Daybreak Star Cultural… [ Keep reading ]

What Does it Mean to Be Indigenous in the 21st Century?

Words and video by D.A. Navoti My artwork starts with the question: What does it mean to be Indigenous in the 21st century? My name is D.A. Navoti and I am a member of the Gila River Indian Community, a descendant of Hopi, Zuni, Akimel O’otham, and Yavapai-Apache tribes. As… [ Keep reading ]