Tulalip’s NWIC Hosts a Teach In about Idle No More

By Monica Brown, Tulalip News staff


January 11, 2013 Northwest Indian College’s extension site at Tulalip hosted a Teach In/potluck at noon for students and staff to talk about what Idle No More is, how it came to be and what it means for all of the indeigenous cultures around the globe.


Idle No more, NWIC students and staff at Tulalip College Center
Idle No more, NWIC students and staff at Tulalip College Center

Tulalip's NWIC Students and Staff

Watch Video’s here of their meeting,

What is Idle No More from Tulalip News on Vimeo.

What is Idle No More from Tulalip News on Vimeo.

Off the Rez, serving Native American eats since 2011

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Off the Rez, a mobile food truck has been serving up Native American eats around Seattle since 2011.

The outfit of Mark McConnell and partener Cecilia Rikard, Off the Rez is inspired by Native American food, a cuisine generally not found on menus around Seattle. McConnell, A Ballard native, grew up on Indian tacos, frybread and other foods that his mom and grandmother would cook for gatherings and special occasions. Marks; mother grew up on the Blackfeet reservation on Montana.

McConnell says he originally intended to open a restaurant but opted for a mobile operation. The Native food truck can be found at lunchtime around downtown, with possible stops in South Lake Union and late nights on Pike Street and Capital Hill.

This not-to-be-missed truck of tasty meals features a mural of a chief in a war bonnet on one side and a fellow smoking out of a peace pipe with a scene of Seattle on the rear.

The highly-rated menu includes pulled pork smoked for ten hours, a bacon burger, and frybread and tacos, slathered in homemade jam or chicken chili verde.

You can find the Off the Rez truck on Facebook. The Capitol Hill stops are fairly regular, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. by the Caffe Vita at 1005 E. Pike St.

By Kim Kalliber, Tulalip News staff


Lucky days for the Enlightened

Six Students Attribute Five-figure lottery winnings to Ramtha School Lessons

 SOURCE Ramtha School of Enlightenment,  www.ramtha.com.

YELM, Wash., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A remarkable run of Washington’s Lottery winners, all from the Yelm area, have cashed winning tickets of $10,000 or more during the past two years.  The lottery champions gave credit to the Ramtha School teachings, claiming their winning numbers came to them after careful studying and discipline.

The winners include:

Patricia Everheart, $10,000 on Dec. 30, 2012

Ana Mihalcea and Laura Mooney, $10,000 on Dec. 11, 2012

Heather Singleton and Justin Wood, $10,000 on Oct. 8, 2012

Diana Hall, $12,365 casino jackpot at Red Wind Casino in Yelm on April 11, 2011

Michelle Enos, $10,000 on March 27, 2011

Heather Singleton, $10,000 on January 17, 2011

The stories from all the winners, along with official photos from the Washington Lottery, can be found at: http://www.rse-newsletter.com/category/lotto-winners/.

The Ramtha School of Enlightenment teaches students to capitalize on their natural mental abilities. According to Ramtha’s disciplines, we have direct control over how our lives play out. These lucky students attribute their winnings entirely to the techniques they mastered at RSE.

Heather Singleton is a two-time winner, with lottery jackpots cashed in January, 2011 by herself and on October 8, 2012 with her partner Justin Wood.

“Every day we participate in Remote-Viewing,” said Wood.  Remote-viewing is a practice that allows students of RSE to sense events and images that have not yet occurred. Heather Singleton and Justin Wood participate in a daily joint-viewing through the website remoteviewdaily.com, and their collaboration paid off this past October when they accurately viewed the winning numbers 14, 16, 12, and 4.

“The disciplines work,” remarked Singleton, who won her first jackpot after practicing Consciousness & Energy, the teaching that the mind can achieve realities which are seemingly impossible.

“I have always been a winner,” says Patricia Everheart , who won $10,000 after practicing Create Your Day®, a technique of beginning each day by focusing on the mind and the day to come. While mentally preparing for her day, she saw “four numbers came across my brain… I said okay, I will play those numbers.” Everheart is one of many Ramtha students to have cashed in the 4-foot long check recently.

In just the past 3 months, there have been 3 student winners of the Washington lottery, and luck had nothing to do with it. Rather, they deliberately chose the winning numbers after viewing them while practicing the techniques taught at RSE.

Anna Mihalcea and Laura Mooney observed their winning numbers while on a Neighborhood Walk®, a moment of light exercise to improve awareness and general health.

“We decided to start focusing on a set of numbers and become them… mind as matter… we are the number,” said the two women, who won the $10,000 prize this past December. “We chose our numbers and observed them in the Neighborhood Walk®, forecasting our future, and we walked right into them!”

Most students won by predicting the numbers in the “Match 4” game.  The students credit their training at the Ramtha School that taught them stillness and a present focus that caused the numbers to appear in their minds. The frequency of these winnings demonstrates these occurrences may have more do to with skill than luck.

 About Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment

Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) was established in 1988 by Ramtha the Enlightened One as an academy of the mind that offers retreats and workshops to participants from all over the world and from all walks of life. Using ancient wisdom and the latest discoveries in neuroscience and quantum physics, RSE teaches students how to access the extraordinary abilities of the brain to “Become a Remarkable Life®.” Ramtha’s teachings are not a religion. They offer a unique perspective from which to view the mystery of life.

Margaret Cho bringing new stand-up work ‘Mother’ to Tulalip

Margarwt Cho_TulalipBy Albert Rodriguez – SGN A&E Writer, http://www.sgn.org/

Margaret Cho is at it again! The Grammy-nominated comedienne has created a new production called ‘Mother’ and will unveil it during a brief 10-date tour, including a February 15 performance at Tulalip Resort Casino.

The freshly assembled show is said to be the comedy/TV star’s edgiest work ever, as it will give audiences an untraditional look at motherhood and an insight into maternal figures and strong women in Queer culture. It will also include laugh-out-loud examinations of race, sexuality, celebrities, politics, social culture, and everything in between. If you’ve seen Cho live before, you know that nothing is off limits.

Cho received a Grammy nomination recently for her recording Cho Dependent: Live in Concert, in the category of Best Comedy Album. She’s also a cast member of the TV sitcom Drop Dead Diva and will appear in an upcoming film titled Wedding Palace. A longtime supporter of the LGBT community and an open Bisexual, she’s performed at numerous Gay Pride celebrations around the world, aside from joining Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ tour several years back.

Tickets for Cho’s show at Tulalip go on sale December 14 at www.tulalipresort.com (packages including accommodations and buffet brunch are also available). There is no direct shuttle service from downtown Seattle to the resort, but you can take the Bellair Charter (www.airporter.com) from Sea-Tac Airport to the casino and stay overnight, then return the next morning. Individual tickets are priced at $40.

Look for Cho to appear on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on January 10 and The Ricki Lake Show in mid-January.



Celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day, Jan 13

National Rubber Duck Day is January 13th and your kids can celebrate with the Seattle Children’s Museum. Ride the Ducks of Seattle is joining the Seattle Children’s Museum for a annual celebration of Rubber Ducky Day. Get a bit “quacky” and play throughout the day.  While supplies last, kiddos who enter the Museum get a famous Ride the Duck’s Quacker.

Activities throughout the day include:

Quacker Parades – grab your quacker and make some noise!  Waddle through the Museum making as much noise as you can!

Ducky Water Races  – Kiddos can use their muscles to pump water and move their duck down the track in these ducky races.

Ducky Mallet Races– This game gets your whole body moving as you use a mallet to push our duckies down the track.

Quacking and Matching – Play a matching game and pair up the ducks. Play seek and find on the Sesame Street poster and help Elmo and Ernie find the baby ducks. You’ll have a quacking good time!

Quack-tacular Story Times -Educators make storytimes extra spectacular with a focus on books involving our web-footed friends.



Learn about killer whales

See Killer Whales “swimming” on the walls at the Northwest Stream Center.  Thanks to amazing video photography by Jeff Hogan from Killer Wale Tales (killerwhaletales.org), you will be able to learn how to identify each member of the “Southern Pod.”  They reside in waters around the San Juan Islands and make occasional trips south into Puget Sound.  You will also learn about the newest babies – “calves.”

Jeff will teach you to recognize if the Orcas you see in Puget Sound are hunting for salmon, traveling from one area to another, or just playing as they leap and splash.  You will also observe these magnificent whales sleeping….they sleep “on the move” by putting one-half of their extremely large brain tosleep while navigating with the other half!!

Thanks to a video-cam attachment, you will see a “whales eye view” of swimming in a killer whale pod (never seen on TV).  “Jeff Hogan’s entertaining presentation is not only very educational, but fun for young and old.” says Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Tom Murdoch.  “He is not only a great teacher and photographer, but a trained actor to boot.  Jeff puts on a ‘whale of a show’!!!”

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013     
Time: 11 a.m.
Tickets: $5 Members / $7 Non-members.

Advance Purchase Necessary.  Call 425-316-8592 for reservations.
Minimum Class Size: 20
Age Recommendation: Grade 1 to Adult.

Street Address:

NW Stream Center

600 -128th Street SE Everett, WA 98208

Home and Garden calendar




beesBecome a master beekeeper: The next session begins Feb. 25. WSU Snohomish County Extension and Beez Neez Apiary Supply sponsor the introduction to beekeeping as well as a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists. The Monday classes, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the extension auditorium at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett., is $75. Register online at www.brownpapertickets.com/. You can also download the form at snohomish.wsu.edu/ and mail with a check. For registration information, contact Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or e-mail christensen4@wsu.edu.

Snohomish Conservation District plant sale: Annual sale of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, plants and ground covers is March 2 at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Order your plants by Feb. 18 and pick them up on March 2. To order: www.snohomishcd.org/plant-sale or call 425-335-5634, ext. 102. $25 minimum.

Growing Groceries training: The WSU Extension classes teach mentors how to grow productive food gardens in an an environmentally friendly way. The trained volunteers then share their knowledge. The application deadline is Jan. 18. Classes start Feb. 9 and continue for four Saturdays at the Snohomish County Extension building at 600 128th St., McCollum Park, Everett. Tuition is $135 for those who volunteer 35 hours as mentors after certification, or $185 for nonvolunteers. Contact: Karie Christensen, 425-357-6039, or Christensen4@wsu.edu for more information.

Northwest Flower & Garden Show: Online tickets for the Feb. 20 to 24 show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle are for sale at www.gardenshow.com. Prices are $16 for adults (regularly $20 the week of the show or at the door). Group rates and multiple-day passes available. The theme is “The Silver Screen Takes Root … Gardens Go Hollywood.” tickets. Go to www.gardenshow.com for a complete listing of nurseries selling advance tickets.

Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2012 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. select Saturdays, at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, either in the indoor classroom or, when appropriate, outside on the arboretum grounds. All the classes are free. Seating is limited and some classes require registration. Call 425-257-8597 for reservations. See www.evergreenarboretum.com for more about the arboretum.

Jan. 19: Rose pruning with Sandy Schumacher, board member and master gardener. Registration necessary.


Local nurseries feature classes, speakers and events. See websites or call for details.

Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com.

McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com.

My Garden: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-402-1842; www.mygardennursery.com.

Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; pinecreeknursery.com.

Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net.

The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.


Got a gardening question? You can call the master gardener hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 425-357-6010 or visit the Home & Garden section at snohomish.wsu.edu.


Empowering Women – Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities

Special Upcoming Exhibit at the Seattle Burke Museum


June 15, 2013 – Oct. 27, 2013

One Moroccan artist teaches a village of women to read. An embroiderer from India takes out her first loan. A Hutu woman from war-torn Rwanda works with a Tutsi to make “peace” baskets. And a soup kitchen for aids orphans delivers meals because of a folk art cooperative’s success in Swaziland.

From Africa to Asia to the Americas, female artisans are creating grassroots cooperatives to reach new markets, raise living standards, and transform lives.

Empowering Women provides an intimate view of the work of ten such enterprises in ten countries. This exhibition illustrates how the power of such grassroots collaborations transform women’s lives, bringing together first-person quotes, stellar photographs, and stunning examples of the cooperatives’ handmade traditional arts.


Also on exhibit at the Burke Museum is Pacific Voices

The Pacific Northwest is home to a rich tapestry of cultures. In Pacific Voices, you’ll learn about seventeen different Pacific Rim cultures and how they adapt and remain vibrant in a changing modern world. Here you can learn about the revival of a dying language, hear the teachings of tribal elders, view beautiful Asian art, and learn about the ceremonies vital to cultural identity. The exhibit show-cases a wide variety of interesting artifacts from Washington State and around the Pacific Rim.

An excellent sampling of Northwest Coast Native art is currently on view in the Pacific Voices exhibit.



Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm.
On the first Thursday of each month, the museum stays open until 8 pm—and admission is free.

Closed: Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), July 4th, Thanksgiving Day.
Early closing: Museum closes at 3 pm on December 24 and December 31.
Weather closure: During inclement weather, call the museum after 10 am (206-543-7907) to confirm it is open.


General Admission
$10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 students (w/ID), and youth (5 & up)
FREE to Burke Members, children 4 and under, and UW staff/faculty/students

Free Admission—First Thursdays
Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month.
Group tours may not be scheduled on these days.

Location and Directions

The Burke Museum is on the University of Washington campus at the corner of 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street.

From I-5, exit east onto NE 45th Street. Travel east on NE 45th Street to 17th Avenue NE. Turn right onto 17th. The museum will be immediately on your right.

From Highway 520, exit north onto Montlake Boulevard NE. Turn left onto NE Pacific Street. Turn right and head north on 15th Avenue NE. Turn right and head east on NE 45th St. Take your next right on 17th Avenue NE. The museum will be immediately on your right.