By Taja Blackhorn, Department of Labor and Industries and Member of the Kahodasi People Pictured Above: Members from four Alaskan Tribes, Photo from US Bureau of Indian Affairs November is Native American Heritage Month Beginning in 1990, November was designated Native American Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute of the rich history and culture…

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15 From the Latino Leadership Network: In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, your Latino Leadership Network Executive Board has put together a new video to welcome all Washington State workers and allies into the familia that is LLN. We took this opportunity to speak from our hearts about the…

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the Washington State Department of Corrections’ website. Story and photos by Rachel Friederich, Washington State Department of Corrections GIG HARBOR – “When our powers combine, we change lives.” Those are the words displayed above Corrections Specialist Lynne Newark’s computer. She repeats the words to participants in her cognitive…