Animating the Antarctic in the Motor City

Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan last visited Antarctica in February of this year. His affection for the Antarctic is evident when he describes the scale of the continent. “Icebergs can be…

(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…

(2/5) Looking Back: Before the Bargain was Struck

“What we have before us are some breathtaking opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.” —John W. Gardner, 1965 At the Grand Bargain’s beginning there were enough doubts and doubters to derail the entire initiative in a…