Richard Arlin Walker,

Richard Arlin Walker,

Richard Arlin Walker, Mexican/Yaqui, is an Indian Country Today correspondent reporting from Western Washington. He writes for Underscore News, Hamiinat magazine, and other publications

Canoes arrive at Shipyard Cove on San Juan Island, Washington, on May 22, 2022 during the Gathering of the Eagles Canoe Encampment.

Traditional canoes return to the waters of the Pacific Northwest

By: - May 19, 2023

ANACORTES, Washington — Coast Salish and First Nation canoes have been ceremonially reawakened in the Pacific Northwest in preparation for a return to the ancestral marine highways and celebratory cultural gatherings. And for Indigenous peoples of the region, there is much to celebrate. The Intertribal Canoe Journey — the annual Pacific Northwest gathering of canoe cultures — […]

Winona LaDuke resigns from Honor the Earth

By: - April 6, 2023

Longtime environmental activist Winona LaDuke resigned as executive director of the nonprofit environmental justice group she founded, Honor the Earth, four days after a jury ordered the organization to pay $750,000 in a sexual harassment lawsuit. The organization announced LaDuke’s resignation on its website Wednesday, April 5, and its new executive director, Krystal Two Bulls […]