The Cascadia Magazine had a wonderful article in the Canadian based Tyee featuring a full length interview and discussion of Cascadia with the founder Andy Engelson. The article by author Christopher Cheung discusses the importance of bioregionalism and thinking across international borders, independent journalism, and how the cultural and political landscape here in the Cascadia bioregion continues to shift. .
The article begins by noting that “Bioregions know no political border”.
If you are interested, you can read the entire article here..
About Andy Engelson & Cascadia Magazine
Cascadia Magazine in a nonprofit publication dedicated to telling the diverse stories that create the fabric of the people who live within the Cascadia bioregion. They are passionate about crossing borders between nations, cultures, ethnicities, and gender — as well as bridging the rural/urban divide. They seek out quality journalism, personal essays, arts coverage, environmental reporting, fiction, poetry, and photography you won’t find anywhere else.
Andy Engelson launched Cascadia Magazine early last year. The magazine is a registered non-profit in Washington State and is working right now on becoming an official federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Engelson also created Cascadia Daily, an email newsletter that briefs readers on what’s happening in the Pacific Northwest with curated offerings from other publications.
Andrew is a freelance writer and editor based in Seattle and the founding editor of Cascadia Magazine. For six years he was editor of Washington Trails magazine, and prior to that he worked as an arts reporter for Seattle Weekly. As a freelance journalist and writer, he’s written hundreds of articles for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Seattle Times, Tin House, Publishers Weekly, Washington Law & Politics, Super Lawyers, Backpacker, Yes! Magazine, American Bookseller, Northwest Runner, and many other publications. Andrew was born in Bremerton, Washington and has lived most of his life in Cascadia, with stints in Vietnam and Switzerland.
About the Tyee
The Tyee is a British Columbian based publication that launched in November 2003. They are one of the few remaining independent presses still functioning on a broad scale and are dedicated to publishing lively, informative news and views, not dumbed down fluff. They, like the tyee salmon for which we’re named, roam free and go where we wish. As noted at the outset, the word tyee is by local current definition a Chinook, Spring or King salmon of thirty pounds or more. But the original word carries even more weight. In the Chinook language, tyee means a chief, a king, “anything of superior order” — even an online magazine.
That’s something to strive for every day as one continues to swim against the currents. If you value independent journalism, think about making a donation to either of these great independent news media outlets.