Dying in Seattle by Rae Rose

Tonight is a night magically alight with stars and snow. This winter night is strangely surreal, yet wonderfully beautiful. From where I lay a cloud of misted breath rises to mingle with icy white flakes.

In our Evergreen city, we are usually perpetually soggy, damp, and gray. We seem forever drenched in the damp and drizzly rain. It is rare to see a truly hot stretch of summer days, or to experience the kind of snow that blankets the grayness in the purest pristine white. Continue reading

NIEA Statement on Racial Incident in Reno, Nevada

On behalf of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) the largest and oldest organization advocating for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, schools and communities, we write to express our deep concern and outrage at the recent assault and hate crime that was committed against the Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada Tribes, and the community who were engaged in a peaceful rally and march to protest Columbus Day and calling for the city and state to replace this federal holiday to honor Indigenous People’s Day. Continue reading

BREAKING: Dakota Access Pipeline Construction stopped again

Keokuk, IA – At approximately noon a water protector, Cameron Kennedy, 27, of Minneapolis locked onto the drilling waste vehicle Dakota Access Pipeline has been using to transport drilling byproduct to an unlined earthen pit near the Des Moines River on Johnson Street Road in Keokuk, Iowa. Continue reading

Frank Waln Releases “7” featuring Tanaya Winder

You forced our cultures underground, underground/But you ain’t stopping no one now, no one now/We’re stronger and we know it now, know it now

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Frank Waln released the infectious and epic song “7” featuring Tanaya Winder. “7” hits hard and doesn’t relent. In the time of the Seventh Generation with Indigenous movements spread across Turtle Island from Idle No More to the Sacred Stone Camp, to the efforts to abolish Columbus Day, “7” serves as its anthem. Continue reading