Historic Native American Voting Rights Legislation Passed in Washington State

March 5, 2019 OLYMPIA, WA – Lawmakers in Olympia passed historic legislation expanding access to democracy with the Native American Voting Rights Act Tuesday afternoon with a final 95 to 3 vote off the House floor. Continue reading

Honoring Our Ancestors: Wearing Our Hair Long by Wakíŋyaŋ Skye LaPointe

Back in the day, everyone, our ancestors, our predecessors had long hair. Today, I see my generation moving into this western world of “professionalism” and cutting off all their hair. I assume they are in mourning and come to find that they did it because they are “professional.” In our way, cutting of the hair meant mourning a lost loved one who has left to the spirit world. Though not all Indigenous had this tradition. Continue reading

Learning to Speak Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe) Ishkwaa – wiisiniyang

Boozhoo, niijii-bimaadizidog! I don’t know about you, but sometimes after a big dinner it is good to watch a movie together as a family. Here are some phrases related to that situation, so long as the kids don’t fall asleep first. Continue reading