March for Our Lives by Michael Rios

During the chilly spring morning of Saturday, March 24, a wave of warmth came over a group of twenty Tulalip community members as they navigated the streets of Washington, D.C. to join in the March for Our Lives. Reaching their destination, 12th and Pennsylvania, the group found their wave of warmth connect with a powerful tide of uncompromising encouragement and spiritual healing. Continue reading

Tulalips take their stories, courage and advocacy to Capitol Hill by Michael Rios

When the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors passed a motion to support the March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C., they followed through by sending a delegation of twenty individuals to support the Tribe’s national efforts to stop gun violence, specifically to put an end to mass shootings. Continue reading

Transboundary Mining and the Return of the Tongass Shaman by Frank Hopper

When Junak, the Tongass shaman, returned to Duke Island in 2005, she flew over territory her people had lived in for thousands of years. The land below near the mouth of the Unuk River in southeast Alaska, which is thought to be named after her, was still just as beautiful and pristine as when she was taken away over 100 years before. Continue reading

Sacred Stone Camp Hosts Mni Wiconi Water is Life Youth Festival

Ft. Yates Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – From July 6th – 7th, the Sacred Stone Camp hosted the Mni Wiconi Water is Life Youth Festival at Sitting Bull College. The festival featured music, arts, films and workshops. Continue reading