School District staff made a high priority, given Covid-19 vaccine by Tulalip Tribes by Micheal Rios

During the week of January 27, an incredible act of graciousness occurred as the Tulalip Tribes leadership chose to offer every single teacher and support staff of Marysville School District (MSD) an opportunity to circumvent Governor Inslee’s priority list and receive the potentially lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine. Continue reading

Leading National Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Call for Swift Confirmation of Congresswoman Debra Haaland as U.S. Secretary of the Interior

As the foremost national coalition of organizations dedicated to civil rights and racial justice, we call upon the United States Senate to swiftly confirm Congresswoman Debra Haaland as this country’s 54th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) – and the first American Indian or Alaska Native to serve as a cabinet secretary in this nation’s history. Continue reading

Seattle Public Schools becomes first in state committed to phasing out fossil fuels by 2040

SEATTLE, WA – Feb 10, 2021 , The Board of Directors for Seattle Public Schools passed a resolution committing the School District to operate on 100% clean and renewable energy by 2040, which requires eliminating all use of fossil fuels in district electricity, heating, cooling, cooking, and transportation. Continue reading

Dear President Biden, An Indigenous Perspective on Your Inauguration by Casey Camp Horinek

Dear President Biden,

I congratulate you and Vice President Harris on choosing to launch your Administration by taking some powerful steps for the climate and Mother Earth. Halting the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling leases in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge is a great beginning and we acknowledge Continue reading

Insurance companies pressured to not support oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Fairbanks, AK (December 2, 2020.)- The Gwich’in Steering Committee and a coalition of Indigenous and conservation organizations and investors today released a letter to international insurance companies asking that they pledge to not insure or invest in oil and gas development projects—or companies engaged in such projects—in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska. The coalition, composed of 77 organizations representing nearly 9 million members and more than $47 billion in assets under management. Continue reading