A Day in the Life

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

Keeping the Faith

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.

Transformation

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.