Monthly Readings & Resources from Goosefoot’s Anti-Racism Task Force: It’s Not the Month That Should Matter

December 1, 2023

Indigenous People's Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October. Native American Heritage Month is recognized every November. Did these observations pass you by? That's okay. It shouldn't be the month or day that matters, but the actions you take and your commitment to learning. Here are three resources to motivate us to action, no matter what the time of year it is.

Whidbey Native Connections Initiative, a way to get involved and learn locally.

Beyond the Land Acknowledgment, an E-Course offered by SpeakOut

Honor With Action: 10 Ways to be an Ally to Indigenous Peoples, from Greenpeace

Join Snohomish Tribe educator Pamela SeaMonster at the Sears House on Sunday, December 10 for a cedar angel ornament making class and traditional stories. See the Bayview Business news section for more information.

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.