Is Skagit County’s Sr. Deputy Prosecutor Honea spreading rumors about Swinomish leadership? / Noisy Waters Northwest, Dena Jensen

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May 29, 2017: This article has been updated at the conclusion of the original post with additional information about material attributed to Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Chairman Brian Cladoosby and used out of context by Skagit County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney William Honea and KGMI conservative radio show host Kris Halterman.

May 22, 2017  Dena Jensen

Skagit County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney William Honea said in one of his May 22, 2017 comments on a Facebook comment thread: “…Swinomish, which represents 0.4% of the [Skagit] County’s population, is claiming superior jurisdiction over much of the land base, and its leadership is talking about how great it will be when everyone else leaves. Can you blame the people at Willman’s lecture for being a little freaked out?”   Continue reading

Undocumented Leaders React to Governor Inslee’s Executive Order / Press Release, Grassroots undocumented led communities

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February 23, 2017  Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maru Mora Villalpando
FEBRUARY 2017
Undocumented Leaders React to Governor Inslee’s Executive Order
Accountability is still required to fulfill the promise of a hate-free state.

Tacoma, WA- We the grassroots undocumented led communities that worked with Senator Lisa Wellman in building a new process for introducing public policy in Olympia, want to thank Sen Wellman for listening to our voices and drafting language with us that would have provided a sense of dignity and protection from federal immigration enforcement by ending their collaboration with local law enforcement departments. Continue reading

Netwar at Cherry Point, White Power on the Salish Sea / The Wrong Kind of Green, Jay Taber

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April 5, 2016  Dena Jensen

In his report, “Netwar at Cherry Point, White Power on the Salish Sea,” Jay Taber, associate scholar of the Center for World Indigenous Studies and administrative director of the Public Good Project, presents a detailed and important accounting of three years of research on matters related to the Anti-Indian movement in Whatcom County, Washington.  Continue reading