Mary Annette Pember
12/4/14
“Aww, here we go again, talking about the dang boarding schools!” This was the first thought Chally Topping-Thompson had when the topic came up in her social work class at St...
Harold Monteau
11/24/14

There have been several recent deaths on my reservation, and others, of young people in their teens and 20s. The tragedy at Tulalip got me thinking about solutions or, at least, attempts at solutions....

Harlan McKosato
10/19/14
In the wake of the tragic suicide of legendary actor/comedian Robin Williams, after the initial wave of public shock, insight and awareness of the complexities of depression began ...
John Christian Hopkins
8/31/14

I can close my eyes and remember the day my friend died. I was sitting in the kitchen on the stairs that led to the second floor. It was on the fourth step, where I always sat because it had a large window to my left. 

It was a hot summer day. August 16, 1977....

Donna Ennis
8/8/14

I have a message for all of you “stoners” in our Native community; there is nothing “traditional” about using a natural herb found in our environment if your method of using it is smoking the herb for recreational purposes....

Julieanne Jennings
11/21/13

The rising teenage suicide rate (or attempted suicides) among any population is sorrowful. Multiple youth suicides send waves of hopelessness and despair throughout all communities in which they occur....

Beau Washington
6/7/13
Okay. I admit it. I like Facebook. I enjoy keeping up with my friends, seeing their pictures and sharing a little bit in their lives...
Brian Daffron
2/12/13
Many people throughout the world find peace and solace through music...
Dr. Beau Washington
9/29/12
Trickster Thoughts are thoughts that are possible but not accurate. They are only "slightly off" so they often fool us into believing that they are true...
Beau Washington
5/30/12
Beau rides his motorcycle in Telluride, Colorado. Beau enjoys the outdoors. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and working on vehicles. (Courtesy of Dr...

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