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Giving Garden Program donates more than 41,000 pounds of produce to help fight food insecurity in Seattle.

There is no doubt that many people are happy to bid farewell to 2021. With hardships related to COVID-19 and unprecedented weather events, the past year was challenging, to say the least. One issue that didn’t garner as much widespread attention, but significantly impacted the lives of many people, particularly… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant

When sisters Aminta Elgin and Ana Castro came to Seattle, they dreamt of opening an eatery that would provide a taste of home to Salvadoreans in the area and share the traditional meals and customs of El Salvador with the broader community. The sisters can track their passion for baking… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund now accepting proposals

UPDATE: Deadline extended to December 7, 2021 $3 million available to community-initiated projects working to advance food equity Community-based organizations working to address food education, access, and security in Seattle are encouraged to apply for the City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund by November 30, 2021. This new grant program… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: The Barbershop Talk

The Barbershop Talk by Aeon Corvidae (AY-on KOR-vi-day) Pioneer Square, a place where the buildings are frozen in time. The morning air feels and smells of the salty Puget Sound, where you can hear the Western Gulls cry along with the horns of the passenger ferries. This is the neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Roberto Maestas

Born in a small border town in rural New Mexico, Roberto Maestas left home at age 13 and worked as a migrant farmer throughout the Western United States. He settled in Seattle in the 1950s and was educated as a teacher. Maestas taught Spanish at Franklin High School before leaving… [ Keep reading ]