In 1885, Tacoma was a much darker place. Mobs, with the backing of the town mayor, the police chief and community leaders, rallied together to expel all Chinese residents from the city. Several died and Tacoma has since been left with a Chinese population with a painful past.
Thankfully, Tacoma today is a much more accepting place. In 1993, the city council denounced the expulsion act and the city eventually established Chinese Reconciliation Park as a reminder of China’s history in the pacific northwest, which Minister of Chinese Affairs Qiu Yuan Ping visited on Sept. 21, receiving… Read More
In partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Puyallup Tribe’s Kwawachee Counseling Center and the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) are joining forces to participate in Tacoma’s very first Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Wright Park. This Walk, like those held across the country, will bring together family, friends, colleagues… Read More
Kent School District (KSD) hosted its first ever Back to School Powwow on Sept. 12 in the cafeteria at Kent-Meridian High School. Local communities gathered with numerous members of area tribes to kick-off the school year with this fun and educational powwow intended to educate, promote and inform… Read More