Restorative Justice returning to Tulalip courthouse

What’s the surefire way to stop a behavior? Punish it, right? From schools, to workplaces, animal training to penitentiaries we see examples everywhere. Obviously, punishment works or we wouldn’t keep doing it. Except, in some cases, common wisdom is entirely wrong. Punishment doesn’t work, as evidenced by the number of repeat offenders in jails and prisons across the country. Continue reading

Tribal leaders attend briefing on the Implementation of the Violence Against Women Act: Push to Further Protect Native Women

More than 100 people accepted the invitation to attend a congressional briefing, Violence Against Women and Implementation of VAWA 2013 Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction held February 23, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

Sing Our Rivers Red

The reality. Since 1980, over 1,181 Native women and girls in Canada have been reported missing or have been murdered. While there isn’t a comprehensive estimate, there are many factors that contribute to the disproportionate number of Indigenous women who are missing and murdered in the United States. Continue reading

To My Daughter With Love by Rae Rose

Baby Girl, I never knew what it was to be loved as a child.  Because of that I was never sure if I would ever be able to give or be loved in the future.  I knew from as far back as I can remember that I wanted to have a child of my own.  Even though I wasn’t always sure I would or wanted to live to bear a child of my own. Continue reading

Tulalip Tribes removes statute of limitations on sexual assault cases*

It’s a nightmare. Whether it happens to you or someone you love, or just someone in your community, it is a trauma with vast ripple effects. Rape. Sexual violence. Child molestation. Just naming the crime is uncomfortable, scary, traumatizing. Imagine if it happened to you, to your best friend or sibling, and it’s every parent’s worst nightmare to think it could happen to your child. Continue reading