Green New Deal Oversight Board Formed to Guide Seattle’s 2030 Fossil Fuel Free Efforts

Seattle, WA – On September 16th 2019, the Seattle City council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to create a Green New Deal Oversight board to guide the city’s effort to be greenhouse gas free by 2030. Continue reading

Divest and Reinvest – A Future For Us All by Nikkita Oliver and Matt Remle

It was in early August 2016, as bulldozers desecrated grave sites and sacred lands along the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and private security unleashed attack dogs on water protectors, that it became clear that our efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline through our moral, Tribal treaty rights and environmental arguments were becoming less and less effective. Continue reading

Native Candidates Win Big in Washington State Elections

On November 3rd, Native American candidates won in several statewide races, included Debora Juarez (Blackfeet) who became the first Native American to win a seat on the Seattle City Council. Continue reading

1st anniversary of Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrated*

Congress made the second Monday of October a federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus in 1937.  To all Indigenous, Native, and Fist Nations people, the commemoration of the man responsible for initiating the European colonization of the Americas, which led to hundreds of years of disease, colonial rule and genocidal extermination following the Italian explorer’s accidental trip to the Americas, is just another reminder of the ‘social silence’ we have had to endure as a culture. Continue reading

Join the Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2015 Celebration by Kshama Sawant

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2015 – Recognizing the Painful History of the Indian Boarding School Policy

Last year, it was my good fortune to have worked with indigenous community activists on the creation of Indigenous People’s Day in Seattle. By passing this historic resolution, the City of Seattle rejected a celebration of Columbus Day, and honored the history and memory of those who experienced the brutal realities of colonialism and genocide. Continue reading