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Matthew Kincanon

Matthew Kincanon is a former Digital Content Producer with a journalism and political science degree from Gonzaga University. His journalism experience includes the Gonzaga Bulletin, The Spokesman-Review, and now SpokaneFāVS. He said he is excited to be a freelancer at SpokaneFāVS because, as a Spokane native, he wants to learn more about the various religious communities and cultures in his hometown.

The salmon: its spiritual importance and conservation crisis

With the salmon runs being depleted in the Columbia and Snake Rivers due to the dams, habitat loss, rising temperatures and other factors, Julian Matthews and Lucinda “Luci” Simpson, board members of Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, described the spiritual importance of the salmon and why action must be taken to save them.

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Republicans host event featuring Sheriff Ozzie, Address Dominionsism

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and other members of the community spoke about dominionism, Christian Identity and the threats that Spokane County currently faces at an event titled, “The Threats We Face with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich,” Tuesday night at Centerplace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley, hosted by Republicans of Spokane County.

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Local Artist Brings Native American Art to Eyewear

Teri Harris, general manager of Encore Vision, said the company began supplying eyewear for tribal members of the Colville Indian Health Service Unit in Nespelem, WA in 2008. Despite not being Native American herself, the frames she designed proved to be popular with the Colville Tribal members, which made her decide it would be better to enlist the help from a local Native artist to better their culture with true Native American designed artwork.

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GU to host conference to focus on indigenous, minority communities

The theme of the conference is “Bridges and Walls Across the Americas: Dialogues of Survivance, Endurance, and Resistance,” which will explore impacts and legacies of colonialism and decolonization, imperialism, state-formation, populism, neoliberalism, historical and contemporary contexts of resistances, and civic and social movements undertaken by indigenous and minority communities, among others.

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World Relief Spokane hosts prayer event for refugees

World Relief Spokane hosted a prayer event Tuesday night at First Presbyterian Church of Spokane in response to the Trump Administration considering zeroing out the number of refugees resettled by 2020, encouraging people to pray with refugees and for refugees.

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