Duwamish Tribe http://kuow.org en Archaeological Digging Starts On Seattle's Stalled Tunnel Project http://kuow.org/post/archaeological-digging-starts-seattles-stalled-tunnel-project <p>The past could present yet another obstacle to the future of the state Route 99&nbsp;megaproject on the Seattle waterfront.</p><p>Archaeologists with the tunnel project started digging a series of 60 small holes Thursday to see if any signs of historic or prehistoric human activity are in the area. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:23:56 +0000 John Ryan 30507 at http://kuow.org Archaeological Digging Starts On Seattle's Stalled Tunnel Project Seattle's Fragmented Duwamish Tribe Struggles For Identity http://kuow.org/post/seattles-fragmented-duwamish-tribe-struggles-identity <p>On a rainy Saturday afternoon, a strong brew of native tea warms up the crowd at the Duwamish Longhouse in West Seattle. The tribe has hosted this casual tea party every spring since the longhouse opened three years ago, along the Duwamish River bank.<br><br>“Are you all happy to be here?” asks Cecile Hansen, chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe.<br><br>Hansen thanks the 50 or so people for coming, then she enlists their help in the tribe’s fight for recognition. “I would send a really tough letter to our President just saying, ‘Okay, sign the status back to the Duwamish people’,” Hansen says. Wed, 22 May 2013 01:21:18 +0000 Liz Jones 13511 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Fragmented Duwamish Tribe Struggles For Identity Duwamish Fight For Federal Status Inches Forward http://kuow.org/post/duwamish-fight-federal-status-inches-forward <p>Seattle’s native people, the Duwamish, will learn today about their next step in a decades-old legal battle.&nbsp; The tribe has petitioned the US government for federal recognition, which would make the Duwamish eligible for certain benefits like health care, fishing rights and the chance to run a casino. Tue, 21 May 2013 17:51:30 +0000 Liz Jones 13471 at http://kuow.org Duwamish Fight For Federal Status Inches Forward Duwamish Tribe Renews Hopes For Federal Recognition http://kuow.org/post/duwamish-tribe-renews-hopes-federal-recognition <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the </span>Duwamish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Longhouse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in West Seattle, </span>Cecile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hansen traces her finger down a plaque of names.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Look at all our leaders, starting with the chief here,” Hansen says.</span> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:39:05 +0000 Liz Jones 10420 at http://kuow.org Duwamish Tribe Renews Hopes For Federal Recognition Food Fight Breaks Out Over Seattle Compost http://kuow.org/post/food-fight-breaks-out-over-seattle-compost <p>The Seattle City Council has delayed a vote on a contract to send the city's food and yard waste to Kittitas County after residents in Cle Elum made it known they were less than thrilled about the plan. With the pushback against taking in Seattle’s compostable waste, what's a garbage planner to do? Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Director Tim Croll joins us.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 10387 at http://kuow.org