First Nation

Native Place Names - How Wy'East (Mount Hood) came to be.

Native Place Names - How Wy'East (Mount Hood) came to be.

The native names for the mountains of the Cascade Range tell an engaging story, where the volcanoes becomes a community of dynamic and interconnected characters as they feature in myths and legends explaining how the land was formed and the millennia long relationship people have had with it. This article explores a creation myth told by the Multnomah people of how Wy’East (Mount Hood) came to be.

Demonstrating Cascadia Decolonization - Recognizing Indigenous History

Demonstrating Cascadia Decolonization - Recognizing Indigenous History

In this brief essay, contributor Trevor Owen outlines a decolonization strategy he learned while living in Australia. The practice of starting meetings down under with a “Welcome to Country” intro and sometimes presentation shifts the focus towards indigenous power and place.

Cascadia Solidarity with Carrizo/Comecrudo Earth Defenders as they protest US/Mexico Border Wall

Cascadia Solidarity with Carrizo/Comecrudo Earth Defenders as they protest US/Mexico Border Wall

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to share solidarity with the Carrizo/Comecrudo people and nations as indigenous organizers work to block construction of a wall over traditional territory near the city of Mission in Southern Texas / Northern Mexico.

Standing Rock Solidarity Network Resource Packet

Standing Rock Solidarity Network Resource Packet

While compiling notes for the creation of a Department of Bioregion Indigenous Solidarity Guide - we noticed that one of the primary tools - the Standing Rock Solidarity Resource Packet - is now offline, and that the mirror sites for most of it is now also offline. In an effort to preserve the lessons and wisdom learned from the Standing Rock Protests, we wanted to share our PDF’s for historical sake, but also in case they might be useful for future historians, students, activists and organizers.

Learning Coast Salish protocols, making acknowledgements meaningful, as defined by them:

Learning Coast Salish protocols, making acknowledgements meaningful, as defined by them:

Interested in genuine reconciliation and want to make “territorial acknowledgements” matter? Learn about Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh protocol practices and how settlers can integrate reconciliation into their own or their organisation's regular work.