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Ball is Life for RaeQuan Battle

By Kalvin Valdillez, Tulalip News  When RaeQuan Battle was in the third grade he was recruited by Cyrus “Bubba” Hatch to play in a basketball tournament at Lummi. At the time, young RaeQuan hadn’t really given basketball much thought, because his favorite sport was football. RaeQuan accepted the invitation and not only did his team […]

February 15th, 2017 | Posted in News,Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

College hoopers inspire Quil Ceda Tulalip students

  By Micheal Rios, Tulalip News On Friday, February 3, the always energetic morning assembly at Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary (QCT) received a special visit from the very successful Skagit Valley College women’s basketball team, featuring Tulalip’s own Adiya Jones. The assembly focused on the importance of staying in school and doing your best every […]

February 8th, 2017 | Posted in News,Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

Teaching discipline, healthy exercise through boxing

  By Kalvin Valdillez, Tulalip News  “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see,” reads a quote that was once stated by the arguably (and self-proclaimed) greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. The quote is a part of a photo collage, comprised of inspirational words […]

February 8th, 2017 | Posted in Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

Quil Ceda Elementary Celebrates Diversity

  By Kalvin Valdillez, Tulalip News    President Trump’s latest immigration order suspended refugee resettlement in the United States for 120 days and indefinitely for Syria. In the same order, Trump suspended entry for 90 days for citizens of Muslim majority nations such as Iran, Iraq, and Libya. The President’s reasoning is national security, as […]

February 1st, 2017 | Posted in News,Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

New colonizer in chief, same fight to protect our treaty rights

  By Micheal Rios, Tulalip News  Donald Trump is President. For many in the Pacific Northwest and throughout Indian Country that is a gut-wrenching fact that will take some time to fully process. But it is a fact of life and we must adapt to a changing political climate like we have always done. Local […]

January 25th, 2017 | Posted in News,Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

Empowering Native youth for health careers

  By Kalvin Valdillez, Tulalip News  Native doctors, nurses and dentists are greatly needed throughout Indian Country. The Association of American Medical College released a study showing that since the early 2000’s, the number of Native American students entering the medical field has decreased significantly. Currently, about 150 Native students begin pursuing a healthcare profession […]

January 18th, 2017 | Posted in News,Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

UW Seminar: Preserving the Past Together

  By Micheal Rios, Tulalip News  The University of Washington has created a new seminar and workshop series sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, Office of Research, and the Burke Museum. These two-hour luncheon events bring together tribal representatives, tribal historic preservation offices, representatives from local, state and federal agencies, and cultural resources […]

January 18th, 2017 | Posted in Environment,News,Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

Tulalip students learn traditional language

  By Kalvin Valdillez, Tulalip News  In the late 1800s, the U.S. Government deemed it necessary to forcibly remove Native American children from their families and send them to boarding schools. Among the many atrocities that occurred in the boarding schools, Native children were punished whenever they spoke their language. This practice resulted in many […]

January 11th, 2017 | Posted in News,Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

New Year, New Cafeteria

  By Kalvin Valdillez, Tulalip News  Many people often begin their new year optimistic, ready for change and a new beginning. For some that new beginning may be a change of scenery, proper financial budgeting, and perhaps the most popular, healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Marysville-Pilchuck High School (MPHS) students returned to school from winter […]

January 4th, 2017 | Posted in News,Top Story,Tulalip News | Read More »

“Being Frank” Climate Change is Damaging Treaty Rights

By Lorraine Loomis, Chair, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commissiont Climate change isn’t happening to some of us. It’s happening to all of us, and it’s going to take all of us to meet its challenges. A recent report from the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington brings the issue of climate change home. Home to the […]

January 4th, 2017 | Posted in Environment,News,Top Story | Read More »

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