Salish Sea February 11, 1616: Daily Activities Roster
Dawn: swimming, clamming, breakfast
Morning: fishing & hunting, arts & crafts, lunch
Afternoon: archery, canoeing, medicine-gathering
Evening: nap, barbecue, singing & dancing
Night: storytelling, sleeping, jiggedy-jiggedy
Spiritual rehabilitation of Native American prisoners in Washington State’s 12 Department of Corrections facilities is aided by the support of Washington Tribes, that recognize the value of religious freedom — such as use of the sweatlodge, sacred food and medicine — in healing their relatives.
Gabriel S. Galanda writes about Tribal-State Indian Religious Rights Reform in the King County Bar Association’s Bar Bulletin for February 2016.
Professor Taiaiake Alfred of the University of Victoria program of Indigenous Governance discusses Research as Indigenous Resurgence. In the era of co-optation through colonial assimilating processes like recognition and reconciliation, indigenous resurgence through reestablishing connections to land, community and culture helps to rebuild the indigenous ethic of leadership. Becoming rooted and accountable, says Alfred, is a struggle, but is also transformative.
Fall migration is in full swing, with humpback whales putting on quite a show as they travel through the Salish Sea on their return journey from Alaska to Hawaii.
Pacific Northwest herbalist Elise Krohn discusses her learning and knowledge of native plant medicine, including her apprenticeship and subsequent clinical work with Coast Salish Indian tribes in Washington state.
Galiano Island and other Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea are a treasure trove for archeologists studying ancient villages of Coast Salish First Nations.
Dena Jensen examines the netwar (networked psychological warfare) waged by SSA Marine against Lummi Nation, and by extension, against the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.