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…

Today is Indigenous People’s Day. The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women celebrates diversity and stands with our Native communities and Natives employed by the state of Washington as allies.
Here is how some communities are celebrating and what ICSEW is doing to recognize Native Communities.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, state agencies have had to adapt and figure out new ways of conducting business with minimal contact. With a few modifications, one contract employee at a women’s prison in Belfair has been able to continue culturally-informed programming for incarcerated members of the Native community. Red about JoySky Caudill’s…