Celebrating Indigenous People by Michael Rios

On the second Monday of October 2014, Seattle became the third place in the United States to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The process to end the celebration of a genocidal, slave trading, lost navigator was strenuous, but thanks to tireless work by activists like Matt Remle and many others, the proclamation was voted on by the Seattle City Council and signed into law by Mayor Ed Murray in 2013. Continue reading

Reclaiming History: Why We Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Matt Remle

Columbus Day as a national, and international, phenomenon reflects a much larger dynamic that promotes myriad myths and historical lies that have been used through the ages to dehumanize Indians, justifying the theft of our lands, the attempted destruction of our nations and the genocide against our people.” —Russell Means & Glenn Morris Continue reading

The Sacred Circle Gift Shop Opens at the Historic Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

For over 40-years, the historic Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, located in Seattle, WA, has served as home for the regions Native peoples for ceremonial, cultural and social gatherings serving as host to ceremonies, weddings, powwows, youth and other cultural events and activities. Recently, the Sacred Circle Gift Shop was opened at the center to serve as a place for Native artists and entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their products. Continue reading

Edward S. Curtis.. Again? by Matika Wilbur

For the last fifteen years I have been photographing and sharing stories from indigenous communities in the United States. Since 2012, Project 562, has allowed me to do this work with folks from all over Indian Country and so far I’ve been to about 400 tribes. In the next couple of years I hope to complete my mission. Because of my dedication to photographing Native Americans, some people call me “The Modern Day Curtis”. Continue reading