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The Silence Within: A Native voice in #MeToo

Emily Washines

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The Silence Within: A Native voice in #MeToo

*Trigger Warning: Sexual Harassment*

How do we add Native voices and talks to the #MeToo movement?

With regard to Natives and tribes, I am sharing a shortened version of my film "The Silence Within: Crevices at Tribes." I made this in August 2017.


How to Count to 10 in Ichiskiin

How to Count to 10 in Ichiskiin

Have you been trying to count or teach in Ichiskiin or another Native language? 

I am really excited to share this post with you and it includes a video, image, and list of happiness. Today, I heard our 6-year-old daughter asking, "Siri spell naxsh (one)." She was poised with her crayon waiting for her to spell it. I held my breath, wondering what will come up. When the incorrect information came back, she remarked, "That's weird." I feel bad for her. Our children want a world with our language. 


Native Americans and Thanksgiving: Truth-Teller Tribute

Emily Washines

Native Americans and Thanksgiving: Truth-Teller Tribute

  Yes, your turkey needs to get prepared, but let’s carve some time for the Native American perspective. Some Native American families do not celebrate Thanksgiving, while some eat with their families. There is variation among the 562 federally recognized tribes.   Local example: The Yakama tribal casino gives turkeys away to some and has a display. The tribe also closes for Thanksgiving holiday and the day after in recognition of Native American Day. For some, it is convenience that compels us to come together. Well, we have a day off, so let’s get together and eat. Looking at these dynamics,...


Film Screening - The Silence Within

Film Screening - The Silence Within

2017 Film Festival Selection Honored to announce that my short film The Silence Within, is one of nine selected to screen at the 2017 One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival, short films. The overall event is Friday-Saturday. Featured on the Spokesman-Review, "In keeping with their mission, the One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival, now in its second year, will again provide a platform for indigenous art in mainstream entertainment in the Inland Northwest." Short Films One Heart Short Film ShowcaseSaturday, September 9 @ 10:30 am - The Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, WA Hosted by Steven Paul Judd #stillhere,...


Who started the Yakama War?

Who started the Yakama War?

They say history is told by the survivors. There are tribal survivors of the Yakama War. I am one of the thousands of tribal members that live. This history has been told in the Ichiskiin language and in oral history. I’ve been reading a lot about the Yakama War. There is a lack of voice from Yakamas readily available. Think of the power of Yakama survivors telling this story. We’ll go through the following: The sources Defining “start war” Who started the war? When first approaching this topic some might think, “But why should I believe you?” Others may think,”Why...