one is from here, insofar as humans evolved on the
other side of the world.
But some bloodlines run deeper underground. Say, ten
to forty thousand years.
Duwamish Revealed event was special—a
gathering of tribes from
all over North America landed
their canoes at T107 for a cultural showcase
and feast at the Duwamish
Longhouse. Met a guy from the East Side who
said he read
an op-ed that asked what it means to be a true Seattleite.
That was ironic, given the day's context, but it's
a hot topic these days with so many "new
people" coming in. What's it take? One year,
two, twenty? The two Rob
Roys I had at Ebb
Tide Room lent me clarity and loosened my
tongue: "The measure of how much you belong is
what you give to the community. Volunteer. You
can't buy your way in."