NEW SHINES |  Indigenous Resources to Decolonize Thanksgiving;  COVID-19 Services for the Holidays

NEW SHINES | Indigenous Resources to Decolonize Thanksgiving; COVID-19 Services for the Holidays

A roundup of news and announcements we don’t want to lose in the ever-changing news cycle!

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Indigenous Resources to Decolonize Thanksgiving

400 years after the Mayflower: a storymap to decolonize Thanksgiving

EchoX staff and board members created an interactive story map titled “400 Years After the Mayflower: A Story Map to Decolonize Thanksgiving.” It hosts links and resources from across the United States today, featuring contemporary and current issues and projects featuring or led by Indigenous peoples or nations. Topics include, but are not limited to: food sovereignty, Thanksgiving, movies, land reclamation, and more. A directory of meaningful community resources, many of which relate to Indigenous topics, can be found on their website.

Rethinking Thanksgiving: From Land Recognition to Land Return

In partnership with many community members, Real Rent Duwamish hosted a conversation titled “Rethinking Thanksgiving: From Land to Land Recognition” which featured national partners on the front lines of “Indigenous efforts to resist violence and colonization fueled by the current extractive economic system and mustering the means to continue and deepen solidarity with Indigenous resistance by centering land repatriation.” Featured guests included Jake Edwards, Eva Reyes-Aguirre, Tupac Enrique Acosta, Corrina Gould, Betty Lyons and Demetrius Johnson. ASL, live transcription and Spanish interpretation were available. Although the event has already passed on November 20, transcripts or recordings may be available upon request , as the event was recorded. Please visit

Boujee Natives: dinner without f*cksgiving

Indigenize Productions is hosting an evening of food, wine, performance, poetry and music to celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month, taking place November 22 at 6:00 p.m., titled “Boujee Natives: A No F*cksgiving Dinner.” .

The event is a BIPOC-only wine and dine experience with limited seating and features dishes from Native Soul, Seattle’s only Native American soul food pop-up, led by Jeremy Thunderbird. The event features poetry by Sarah Gould (Yakama/Nimiipuu), Kayak (Coast Miwok, Paiute, Pomo, Peruvian), Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), as well as music from theres more (Pawnee) and an evening dancing DJ after the banquet .

“Since 2017, Indigenize Productions has presented queer and trans Indigenous joy in a variety of ways, from hosting variety shows to dance parties. Indigenize was founded after a group of native talent met on a burlesque and variety show called “Dear White People” with an all-BIPOC cast at the University of Washington’s Ethnic Cultural Theater,” reported South Seattle Emerald earlier this year. Registrations may be closed, but it is highly recommended to follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

Aboriginal walking tour

A walking tour taking place on the grounds of the University of Washington, the Indigenous Walking Tour hosted by Owen L. Oliver (Quinault/Isleta Pueblo) that offers Indigenous knowledge grounded in land and place. Tour stops include: Burke Museum, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ [Intellectual House]native artwork, the Medicinal Herb Garden, the Ethnic Cultural Center, the Husky Union Building (HUB), and the Union Bay Natural Area. available at university libraries, other buildings on campus, or online.

Salt water sound walk

Created by audio artists Jenny Asarnow and Rachel Lam (Anigiduwagi registered Cherokee Nation), Salt water sound walk is a podcast about Indigenous rights, responsibilities and cultural preservation, as well as our collective relationship with the Salish Sea. It features stories presented in a mix of English and Coast Salish languages. Voices featured are: Ken Workman (Duwamish), Warren King George (Muckleshoot), Michelle Myles (Tulalip), Archie Cantrell (Puyallup), LaDean Johnson (Skokomish), Owen Oliver (Quinault/Isleta Pueblo), Lydia Sigo (Suquamish) , Randi Purser (Suquamish), RYAN! Feddersen (FLOW artist, Confederate Tribes of the Colville — Okanogan / Arrow Lakes), and Eric Autry (Seattle Public Utilities), Joseph Sisneros (UW) and Jeanne Hyde (The Whale Museum).

The podcast — which can be paired with on-site listening and a walking tour starting in Gasworks Park and turning around near the Fremont Bridge — is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and more!

COVID-19 Resources for the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, we would like to introduce a number of COVID-19 resources for those who may need them. Resources are updated regularly on the King County Dashboard and are available in multiple languages ​​at

Free telehealth services for the treatment of COVID-19

Anyone who has had mild or moderate symptoms of COVID-19 in the past five days can speak to a Washington State Department of Health contracted healthcare provider about available treatment options, if the people are unable to access care within 24 hours of a positive COVID. 19 try.

Potential oral antiviral treatments are available for people at least 12 years old, weighing at least 88 pounds, or at higher risk of being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19.

All services are free, even without insurance, and same-day or next-day virtual appointments are available. More information can be found on the Washington State DOH Test-to-Treat pamphlet or by calling (800) 525-0127 and pressing #, or by visiting

Public Information Call Center and Isolation and Quarantine Services

The COVID-19 Public Information Call Center (PICC) currently operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but will be closed at the end of the year. It is closed all weekends and holidays, including Thanksgiving on November 24 and 25 and Christmas on December 25 and 26.

For Isolation and Quarantine (IQ) services, incoming requests will always use the same PICC number (206) 477-3977, there is an option to choose IQ information and the call will be routed directly to the team IQ.

The message on closed days and after hours will direct callers to the website for COVID-19 and Monkeypox (MPX) resources and the Department of State’s COVID-19 Information Hotline. health at 1-800-525-0127.

COVID-19 reminder shots

Booster shots are available free of charge at all King County locations. The county operates locations in Auburn, Kent, Bellevue Eastgate and downtown Seattle by appointment only. All sites are ADA accessible and have language and ASL interpretation.

Find a list of potential sites at and register or add to the waitlist at Use the Washington State Vaccine Locator online to find a vaccination site at clinics, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, or other locations. near you.

Volunteer members wanted for Seattle Design Review Boards to help shape developments

The city is looking for 22 new volunteer members to join the City of Seattle Design Review Boards. They are responsible for evaluating new building designs, including reviewing large mixed-use developments, multi-family dwellings and commercial projects. They are expected to work 15 hours per month.

Ideal candidates should be professionals in the fields of design and development or community members interested in helping shape development in their neighborhoods. The following council permissions are available, listed by district:

  • Central Zone Council: representative of the design professions.
  • Town Center Council: representative of the business or landscape profession, representative of the landscaping profession and local residential representative.
  • East Council: local residential representative, representative of design trades, representative of development trades, representative of local authorities.
  • Northeast Council: local residential representative, local community representative.
  • North West Council: representative of the landscape or business architect profession, representative of the design profession, representative of the local habitat.
  • Southeast Council: local residential representative, design trades representative.
  • Southwest Council: representative of the landscape or business architect profession, representative of the design profession, representative of the local habitat.
  • West Council: representative of landscaping or landscaping trades, representative of local housing, representative of design trades, representative of landscaping trades.

To be considered for an appointment, please send an applicationmotivation letter and curriculum vitae before December 31, 2022 to Erika Ikstrums at, and email with any potential questions. If necessary, but less preferred, printed and mailed applications may also be sent.

For more information, please visit the Seattle Department of Building and Inspections Design Review – Boards and Staff Web Page.

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