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‘Prey’ Actress Talks to Salish School Students about Life, Career and Stories from Her Heart

On Friday (Feb. 9), award-winning Cree actress and activist Michelle Thrush spoke to students at Salish School of Spokane, giving them an insight into her life, how she got into acting, her culture and how she wants to tell stories from a place of honesty.

Washington State University Earns $15M a Year on Stolen Indigenous Land

A significant part of Washington State University’s story is that it was founded with profits from land taken from 21 Indigenous nations, including the Yakama Nation and others. That transfer of wealth, which has amounted to more than $1 billion since the 1880s according to an investigation by Grist, continues today.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Feb. 8

Learn about how Spokane Public Library will celebrate the Year of the Dragon, how you can help unhoused women during the seventh Mardi Bras fundraiser, how Idahoans think about abortion and library books in a new survey and how a new support center in Coeur d'Alene will help families in this week's religion news roundup.

Spokane Church Creates Inclusive Space for Those with Disabilities and Sensory Issues

At Fowler United Methodist Church, the Rev. René Devantier, has created a space to welcome all people regardless of their abilities or disabilities. For him, he wants to make sure that nobody walks in and says they don’t feel welcomed.

Idaho Attorney General ‘Defeats Satan’ Over Abortion Rights

The Satanic Temple (TST) lawsuit against Idaho for its Defense of Life Act was dismissed in the district court with prejudice, Feb. 1. They argued the state of Idaho violated its members’ rights by implementing an abortion ban.

Gonzaga Climate Institute Receives Grant to Increase Wildfire Smoke Safety in Low Income Neighborhoods

Of the more than $10 million in grant money coming from the Biden-Harris Administration to combat extreme wildfire smoke pollution, $3.4 million is going toward aiding communities in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, including the Institute for Climate, Water, and the Environment at Gonzaga University, which was awarded $1.1 million of this total. 

WSU Foley Institute Hosted Scholars to Encourage Dialogue, not Debate, about Palestine-Israel

The Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service gave Washington State University students an opportunity Thursday (Feb. 1) to learn from two scholars on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in an open dialogue rather than a debate.

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