Blackfeet Ledger Artist Joins Inspired Natives Project

SEATTLE, WA – Eighth Generation, the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets, is honored to introduce John Isaiah Pepion (Blackfeet Nation) as the newest Inspired Natives Project collaborator! John will join 5 other artists in the project, through which Eighth Generation mentors artists as they transition from a gallery based business model to an entrepreneurship model. Continue reading

Puyallup Tribe asks Gov. Jay Inslee to stop construction of LNG plant*

Joined in solidarity by 14 Northwest Tribes, the Puyallup Tribal Council called on Gov. Jay Inslee Feb. 2 to halt construction of Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that is endangering Puyallup tribal members, treaty-protected homelands, resources and surrounding communities. 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

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