Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebrated in the Pacific Northwest by Kalvin Valdillez, Tulalip News

In 2014, the Seattle City Council unanimously elected to replace the national holiday known as Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, a holiday which celebrates Native American culture. It is no secret, in fact the atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus are well-documented. Continue reading

No, We Are Not “All” Indigenous by Matt Remle

In 2014, the cities of Seattle and Minneapolis launched a nationwide movement of cities, towns, counties and States passing Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolutions to replace the federal holiday, Columbus Day.

Prior to 2014, only the city of Berkeley had passed an Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution having done so in 1992 on the 500 year anniversary of the Columbus voyage. Continue reading

Seattle to Open School in Honor of Bob Eagle Staff

On September 5, 2017, the Seattle Public School District will hold an opening ceremony for the Robert Eagle Staff Middle School in North Seattle. The Wilson Pacific School is being renamed in honor of Robert “Bob” Eagle Staff, a long-time Seattle educator and principal who is credited with helping to develop Seattle’s Indian education program into one of the Nation’s finest, including dramatic improvements in Native American student achievements and graduation rates. Continue reading

Japanese American Citizens League Condemns Dakota Access Pipeline

The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and considers it to be a danger to fundamental treaty rights, environmental health, social health, and the prosperity of the Sioux Nation. Continue reading

Defund KXL! Seattle Targets Financial Institutions Invested in TransCanada and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Seattle, WA – on Monday March 27th a coalition of Native​ organizers and environmentalists will bring a resolution before the Seattle city council calling on the city to not contract with any financial institution that provides services to TransCanada and the Keystone XL pipeline. Continue reading