Celebrating Indigenous People by Michael Rios

On the second Monday of October 2014, Seattle became the third place in the United States to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The process to end the celebration of a genocidal, slave trading, lost navigator was strenuous, but thanks to tireless work by activists like Matt Remle and many others, the proclamation was voted on by the Seattle City Council and signed into law by Mayor Ed Murray in 2013. Continue reading

Trudeau’s Pipeline is a Death Sentence for Orcas by Matt Remle

In the waters of the Salish Sea, along the coasts of Washington and British Colombia, a grieving Orca Mother has been carrying the body of her dead baby, in what’s being described as a grieving ritual, for over a week. Continue reading

Northwest Treaty Tribes Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Culvert Case

Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Culvert Case from Lorraine Loomis, Chair, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Today is a great day for salmon, tribes, treaty rights and everyone who lives in western Washington. This Supreme Court ruling means more salmon for everyone. Continue reading