Honoring the yubəč by Kalvin Valdillez

Smoke billowed from the Tulalip Longhouse on the overcast morning of June 15. On the inside, a circle of traditional dancers moved in a counterclockwise motion to the sounds of strong drumbeats and melodies sang in the traditional Lushootseed language. Continue reading

Free Food: Wild Winter Edibles by Linda Black Elk

As the government shutdown wears on, I’m becoming more concerned about my students and friends who are missing paychecks from their government jobs, and soon, many other students, friends, and family members who use EBT will find that many grocery stores will stop accepting food stamps due to as many as 2500 retailers failing to renew their EBT licenses before the shutdown took effect. Continue reading