(1/3) The Strong People

Since 2011, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (Lower Elwha) on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula has been deeply involved in the removal of two hydro-electric dams from the Elwha River and in restoring an ecosystem that for…

(2/3) Art of the Water

artist Autumn Morningstar Custalow Alfaro is a tribal member of the Mattaponi Tribe of Virginia. The three 2016 pieces were commissioned for this issue of ISQ. Warrior Storyteller was a previous work by Autumn. Contact Autumn…

(3/3) Good Friends

To arresting officers: “Leave me alone. I fish here! I live here!” Billy Frank, Jr., 14 years old, 1945 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 2015 February 2016: In Olympia, Washington, a 73-year-old man rises at…

Connecting Advocacy to Local Impact

“Two years ago, my family was in jeopardy of becoming homeless due to job loss until we received the Earned Income Tax Credit. I was a college student raising our little boy, my husband was newly…

Art and the Path of Transformation

  My company, Red Ladder Theatre Company, has been in place for 22 years, and our mission is to work with a wide variety of disenfranchised populations within the greater San Jose community – incarcerated…

A Laboratory for the Real World

A chance meeting. A bold vision. United in mission. Motivated by faith. Over coffee at the Morris Inn on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, a priest with a bold vision to reduce…