Manola Secaira is formerly a reporter for Crosscut, where she covered Native communities, the changing region and environmental justice. Before Crosscut, she interned at a variety of local publications like Grist and Seattle Met Magazine.
Gov. Jay Inslee's decision to veto a tribal consultation portion of the Climate Commitment Act has stirred up conversation among tribal leaders.
Seattle can be a lonely place, so Native doulas work to make their clients feel like family.
Leaders of Native-led organizations focusing on homelessness have critiqued recent funding directives from the city.
Maternal mortality rates are already much higher among Native people. The pandemic added another complication.
While the Pfizer vaccine has proven difficult to manage in the past, tribes are now collaborating as they attempt to get students vaccinated.
For Native communities, the reclamation of land goes hand in hand with the reclamation of identity.
Native communities are advocating for land in Washington to grow traditional foods on as a means of reclamation and reconnection.
Mary Big Bull-Lewis sees the way forward for Native people in Washington: ownership of the land and the stories attached to it.
The concept of taking back Native land isn’t new. But it encapsulates more than most realize.
Reporter Manola Secaira reflects on what Native communities can teach us about a healthier future for all.