Culture Archives - Salish Current

25 years later, memories of pipeline disaster still haunt families 

June 7, 2024
Matt Benoit

10-year-olds Wade King and Stephen Tsiorvas and 18-year-old Liam Wood perished in a horrific gasoline spill, explosion and fire

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There’s more to farmers markets than meets the eye

June 6, 2024
Adam M. Sowards

An outlet for local farmers and artisans to share their talents also brings together — and educates — the community

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Land acknowledgments: from words to transformative actions

May 29, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

Done properly, the process establishes mutual respect and sharing.

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A presidential visit planned and celebrated — then forgotten

May 22, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

President William Howard Taft stopped in Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Burlington in 1911. But the excitement didn’t last.

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Lopez author’s debut novel rooted in people and place

May 16, 2024
Gretchen K. Wing

Author Shari Lane finds island’s gift in a sense of belonging.

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Tales of tricksters and triumphs: 35th year of Vancouver’s Shakespeare festival to open

May 15, 2024
Margaret Bikman
Just across the border, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals.
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Mariner Musing: The Mariners are in first place atop the AL West Division

May 8, 2024
John Stark

Counting the good things that got the team to a 19­–15 record as of May 6

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Whales, watching

May 6, 2024
Al Bergstein

A little flash fiction ….

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When Theodore Roosevelt almost visited Anacortes, Bellingham and Roche Harbor

April 23, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

How disappointment in not hosting the 26th president morphed into a story about an event that didn’t happen.

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My Mexican eclipse

April 12, 2024
Margaret Bikman

Gasps, silence, cheers, awe — what’s it like to view a solar eclipse from a sunny beach in Mexico?

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Review: ‘The Anxious Generation,’ by Jonathan Haidt 

April 11, 2024
Dean Kahn
Reduce screen time, increase free-play time to bring kids back to health.
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Additional acreage next to Madrona Point to be returned to Lummi Nation 

April 2, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

Additional land at Madrona Point at Eastsound will be returned to Lummi Nation as a result of a recent land purchase by a nonprofit founded by a Lummi elder.

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Children of the Setting Sun Productions receives $2 million grant

March 26, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

Cultural education and environmental justice nonprofit Children of the Setting Sun Productions has received a $2 million grant to help fulfill its mission to create and share Indigenous stories and inspire future generations.

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Still centers of farm community, Granges adapt in a changing world

March 13, 2024
Adam M. Sowards

Long centers for rural community gatherings, Granges face ‘aging out.’

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Review: ‘Red Paint’ looks into the healing journey, ancestry of a Coast Salish poet

March 8, 2024
Questen Inghram

Whatcom events will feature Sasha LaPointe, Coast Salish punk, poet and memoirist.

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Sikh community’s worship and gatherings are open to all

March 4, 2024
Kamalla Kaur

The Chardi Kala Project — created as a bridge between Whatcom County Sikhs and the greater community to combat hate crimes against Sikhs and others via education — is cohosting an art event and open house this month.

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