Wótakuye- kinship terms by Alayna Eagle Shield

Wótakuye, in Lakota, is a kinship term, it refers to different relationships through kinship. It is something that is important for the revitalization of our language, because when you call somebody your relative, or treat them as such, then you’ll take care of them as a relative.” ~Alayna Eagle Shield. Continue reading

Divestment Activists Push Seattle University to Divest from Fossil Fuels

In 2012, students at Seattle University launched a campaign to get their school to divest from fossil fuels. In September 2018, after a long six-year campaign, Seattle University announced that it would divest from fossil fuels in its endowment.  They are the first university in Washington State to divest from fossil fuels. Continue reading

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

Reclaiming History: Why We Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Matt Remle

Columbus Day as a national, and international, phenomenon reflects a much larger dynamic that promotes myriad myths and historical lies that have been used through the ages to dehumanize Indians, justifying the theft of our lands, the attempted destruction of our nations and the genocide against our people.” —Russell Means & Glenn Morris Continue reading