Monthly Readings & Resources from Goosefoot’s Anti-Racism Committee: Indigenous Heritage Month

November 1, 2023

This November, we appreciate and recognize the tribes of the Lower Skagit, Swinomish, Suquamish, and Snohomish that call these lands home. Below are some readings that focus on the history and current status of local tribes.

South Whidbey Historical Society has collected some Indigenous History of South Whidbey.

The Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip has a new exhibit on the Traditional Languages of the Coast Salish Peoples.

This NPR article brings advice from educators and Native Leaders on how to discuss anti-racism over the Thanksgiving table.

Goosefoot’s Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF) was formed in December 2020 to deepen our understanding of systemic racial injustice, our participation in it—both individually and collectively—and what steps we can take to contribute to a more just and equitable society. This commitment is core to our mission to create and sustain a thriving local community. 

Since that time, ARTF has been meeting monthly to discuss ways Goosefoot can work to become a more anti-racist organization on every level. As part of this commitment, ARTF also suggests topics and provides references to both historic and current topics for discussion during the last segment of Goosefoot’s monthly Board meetings.