Washington State Democrats introduced new bill 5214 that would create and fund a Cascadia high speed rail authority. The bill would provide $3.25 million dollar through 2021 to establish an authority in partnership with the State of Oregon and Province of British Columbia.
What is the Cascadia Project? - From 1994 and the birth of the Cascadia Task Force and Cascadia Economic Council - much of the forerunner of the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, Cascadia Mayors Council and others.
Canada and the United States in 2092 - Great image of Cascadia by artist Douglas Coupland, New York Times Op Ed from October 21 1992.
The Future of Cascadia - Building Regional Competitiveness Cross Border Workshop Report and PDF of event hosted at Simon Fraser University in August 2018.
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.
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.
On January 7, 2019, at approximately 2:51pm, RCMP and military forcefully breached a peaceful checkpoint on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. Indigenous people were ripped from their homes by militarized police. There were at least 12 confirmed arrests, including an elder, and Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs were blocked from their own territories.
Cascadia — the evocative name of a region, an idea, a movement — wild and free, defined by the waters flowing from the continental crest through the headwaters of the Pacific. Cascadia is a bioregion, the place we call home, an identity, movement and positive vision for the future. But where did this name actually come from?
For your new years resolution this year, rather than Pacific Northwest, or some other random name - use the word Cascadia!
Your Cascadia is a grassroots project to build a Cascadian Economic Direct Democracy – a web-based marketplace that is under the complete direct democratic control of local community members.
As part of our archive of writings on Cascadia and eco-poetics, the Department of Bioregion is excited to share the following writing on bioregional mapping, salmon, and perceptions of place.
In 2018, the Cascadia Subduction Zone saw 36,377 Episodic Thrusts & Slips (ETS). These tremors are different from earthquakes, which are generally more sudden, and that of other, shallower faults, which can be generated from the pressure buildup of magma sitting under Cascadia’s many volcanoes along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Like graffiti, wheatpasting is a direct action technique that is a simple, visual means for communicating messages to a large audience created by mixing, water, flour and sugar. Wheatpasting has been used as antiquities
The Department of Bioregion is proud to share an interview between Evan O’Neil and Richard Evanoff, a professor of envrionmental ethics at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan, who recently wrote the book Bioregionalism and Global Ethics as part of our archive of bioregionalism articles and resources. The interview originally appeared on Carnegie Council on August 3rd 2012.
A new interactive map of conveys the population change and density of the Cascadia bioregion over the past 20 years in 3d, as a new layer of human terrain.
On Tuesday, December 18th 2018, refugee and migrant right campaigners “hacked” hundreds of adverts on the London Underground, replacing them with notices telling passengers how to disrupt attempted deportations on passenger airlines.
Travel Advisory Alert: Please be alerted that on December 22nd, the Southern and very Northern regions of Cascadia have been impacted by a partial collapse of the United States Federal Government, which is unable to pay federal workers and employees.
The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to share a new medium article about why bioregionalism, and movements like the Cascadia movement - are more important than ever, and valuable lessons for every organizer.
Ever heard of Cascadia? Ever wondered what it would look like on the world stage as its own country? A new Yotube Video by KhAnubis! explores these questions.
For our first case study, the Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to present the independent Diplomat, an independenn non-profit organization that provides diplomatic support to non-recognized peoples and countries around the world.
The Department of Bioregion is excited to share the essay “How to Create a Leaderless Revolution and Win Lasting Change” by Carne Ross as part of Changelab series documenting theory, case studies and ideas that change the world.
The State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management has released a new ‘Cascadia Playbook’ helping outline the first two weeks of government response in the face of a 9.0 Cascadia Megaquake. The playbook provides a two-week blueprint for the state’s response and expectations for prioritizing Oregon's recovery from what would be the deadliest natural disaster in the U.S.
The Department of Bioregion is excited to reproduce this essay by Madison Magaliski, by For the Wild, as an excellent piece of original writing and research about the importance of Cascadia and the Cascadia bioregion.
This essay is from Casey, Devin & Mel from Cascadia Matters, released in 2012, and the creators of the Occupied Cascadia documentary. Cascadia Matters was a film and educational collective in Bend, Oregon dedicated to a radical and real decolonization of the Cascadia bioregion by those living here, and a true solidarity with First Nations and indigenous cultures and ways of living.
Cascadia Wildlands, a grassroots conservation organization, celebrates their 20th year of action protecting Cascadian forests and working to restore vast old-growth forests, rivers full of wild salmon, wolves howling in the backcountry, and vibrant communities sustained by the unique landscapes of the Cascadia bioregion.
The Cascadia movement is a DIY and grassroots movement that is as awesome and creative as its supporters make it. In this gallery, you will see a snapshot of the Cascadia movement in November 2018.