May Maylisa Cat writes about how helping a friend apply for the citizenship exam revived memories of her own experiences of educational discrimination and marginalization.
The Northwest Film Festival's program of Oregon short films includes Sika Stanton and Donnell Alexander's "An Oregon Canyon," produced as part of Oregon Humanities' This Land project.
Sravya Tadepalli writes about her experiences with people mispronouncing her name.
Executive Director Adam Davis on the provocations of language and the search for the right words in a flawed world
Natchee Blu Barnd on how Native American names are used as symbols in white spaces
Simon Tam writes about the day he won a case before the supreme court and realized that winning can be complicated.
A conversation with geographer Natchee Blu Barnd on how place-naming shapes perspectives of history related to Indigenous peoples in the US.
Lucie Bonvalet writes about eight years of living with tinnitus, "a gray veil, a sort of curtain of rain, between me and everything outside of me."
Jason Arias on reckoning with abbreviated phrases and abbreviated lives as an EMT.
A Chinese American woman searches for belonging in the country of her grandparents. An essay by Jessica Yen
Bandleader Simon Tam explains his fight to trademark his band’s name, “The Slants.” Tam recently argued his case before the US Supreme Court. He won.
Linguist Edwin Battistella on pronouns and the myth of a "me generation"
The unfamiliar offers its own rewards. An essay by Joanne Mulcahey