Cascadia Black Metal is a style of band that eminates from the dark, dripping forests of Olympia, WA.
Cascadia Poetry Festival – is an annual and international Poetry Festival that gathers writers, artists, scientists and activists to collaborate, discover and foster deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself.
HUB in Portland, OR makes a Secession CDA that prominently features the Cascadia flag.
Phillips in British Columbia features ‘Proudly Cascadian’ on each box.
Fishtail Brewery in Olympia features ‘Brewed in the Republic of Cascadia’
Geography & Geology
Cascadia Bioregion is defined through the watersheds of the Fraser & Columbia river, and incorporates all or parts of AK, BC, CA, ID, OR, WA and MO.
Cascadia Innovation Corridor is a project launched in 2015 to improve the quality and connection between universities in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington.
Cascadia Megaregion – the Cascadia Megaregion was designated by America 2050, and is the area from Vancouver BC to Portland OR in which “boundaries begin to blur, creating a new scale of geography”. This area contains 17% of Cascadian land mass, but more than 80% of the Cascadian population.
Cascadia Subduction Zone – stretches from Northern Vancouver Island to Northern California and is responsible for the volcanism, and largest earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest.
Movies & Video
Occupied Cascadia – was a feature length documentary created in 2012 by Cascadia Matters exploring decolonization and Cascadia during the Occupy Movement.
Articles, PDF’s and Books. Entries are listed in chronological order. This includes articles not found online, but links provided when possible.
Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World – by Frank Stewart and Trevor Carolan. University of Hawaii, July 2013. In this collection, exceptional writers, artists, and activists describe the complexity and richness of the region. Cascadia features work by Robert Bringhurst, Hugh Brody, Emily Carr, Wade Davis, Chief Dan George, Tom Jay, Eve Joseph, Maxine Hong Kingston, Theresa Kishkan, Charles Lillard, Barry Lopez, Lee Maracle, Susan Musgrave, Louis Owens, Bill Porter/Red Pine, Eden Robinson, Judith Roche, John Schreiber, Chief William Sepass, Rob Sieniuc, Gary Snyder, Richard Van Camp, Richard Wagamese, Rex Weyler, and Jan Zwicky.
New Cascadian National Soccer Team Eligible for VIVA Cup – Kelton Sears, The Seattle Weekly, July 29th. An article exploring the new Cascadia National Team and VIVA cup.
Towards Cascadian Food – by Emmett, The Olympia Times, July 18th 2013. The third post in a blog series exploring various aspects in Cascadian culture that exist in the here and now.
Cascadian Cuisine Economic Development Initiative Kicks Off – World Travel Association, May 7th 2013. A nice article talking about the launch of a conference in Portland to develop an official Cascadia Cuisine.
Cascadia – by Dan Roberts, April 26th 2013. An article exploring Northwest Independence, Regional Identity and the Cascadia National Team.
Cascadia Calls – by Michael Quigg, April 26th 2013. A short poem in tribute to Cascadia, where beats the heart of North American soccer.
A ‘Whom do you Hang with’ Map of America – by Robert Krulwich, NPR.org, April 17th 2013. A detailed analysis of visualizations designed by tracking dollar bills to create a visualization of regional economies.
Cascadia’s Bumpy Recovery – by Jon Talton, the Seattle Times, April 6th 2013. An article talking about the economic recovery in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, with a nice PDF infographic of how powerful our joint economy would be today.
Buzzword of the Month: Cascadia – by Tom Gierasimczuk, BC Business Magazine, March 4th 2013. Article discussing about how Cascadia is the buzzword of the month. Documents many of the ways Cascadia has gotten in the news recently.
In the 18: Cascadia Pride – Kyler Parris, GoalWA.net, February 21st, 2013. A nice article documenting CAFFs process of application for applying to the NF-Board in Geneva for a Cascadian National Team.
Welcome to Cascadia – Rebecca Bolwitt, August 24th 2012. The Cascadia Now! social movement gets a great mention in the lead up to the Cascadia Cup match between the Vancouver WhiteCaps and Portland Timber Army.
Cascadia Rising! – Martin Patail, editor of the Portland Monthly, July edition 2012. Break out the fireworks for the northwest’s independent state of mind, this in depth article covers the full range of Cascadia idealism and breadth of the Cascadia movement, as both a social and cultural idea.
Washington Rules – by Joe Korbuszewski, February 9th 2012. Cascadian Independence gets a nice mention on this fun list of reasons why Washington State is awesome.
Ecolopolis 5: High Speed Rail (HRV) in Cascadia– by Dr. Ethan Seltzer (advisor), Becky Bodonyi, Sarah Bronstein, Erin Kirkpatrick, Dillon Mahmoudi, Andrew Parish, Chloe Ritter, Tony Vi, Department of Regional Planning & Metropolitan Growth Management Portland State University and in Cooperation with the University of Washington and Cascadia Center.
The Connected States of America – Carlo Ratti, the New York Times, July 2nd 2011. Using mobile communications to redraw community boundaries. Cascadia Emerges clearly in these studies.
The Republic of Cascadia – Kaya Webley, TIME Magazine, January 10th 2011. Cascadia ranks as #8 on Time Magazine’s top 10 list of the worlds aspiring nations.
Secession Digression – Stacy Brownhill, Wilamette Weekly, January 5th 2011. Cascadian Independence Project gets mentioned in Portlands Weekly paper, though they get our flag, website and a few other details slightly incorrect.
History Makes Cascadia Cup Unique – by Dave Clark, The Sounders at Heart January 1st 2011. Nice article talking about a brief history of Cascadia MLS teams and the distinctiveness of the yearly Cascadia Cup.
Envisioning Cascadia: 33 Artists Envision a Homeland – Port Angeles Fine Arts Center showing from July 5th to November 9th of 2009. Work by 33 different Cascadian artists. Will work to try and track down more author info and artworks.
Is Cascadia’s Train Coming in? – by Knute Berger, the Crosscut May 19th 2009. High-speed rail between Seattle and Vancouver could be a catalyst for regional development, and identity.
Book: Cascadia: The Elusive Utopia, Exploring the Spirit of the Pacific Northwest – by Douglas Todd, 2008. A collection of essays on the history, culture and idea of Cascadia.
Pacific Coast Leaders Build Regional Collaboration – Governors Office of Washington 2008. Announcement on the signing of Pacific Coast agreement to further build bioregional economic and environmental ties.
Cascadia Series 3: Natural Environment Shaped our Culture – Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun May 8th 2008. The Third and final installation in a three part newspaper series covering different aspects of Cascadia.
Cascadia Series 2: Shared Cultural Traits, Values – Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun May 7th 2008. The second in a three part newspaper series covering different aspects of Cascadia.
Cascadia Series 1: Naive Dream or the Next Frontier? – Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun May 6th 2008. The first in a three part newspaper series covering different aspects of Cascadia.
Cascadia and the End of the Nation-State: Interrogating the Bases of Transborder Boosterism – sparke&uwashington.edu. Accessed, May 14, 2007.
(PDF) Cascadia Ecolopolis 2.0– by Ethan Seltzer, Evergreen State University 2006. Written over the period of several classes by many of its students. Huge project and very informative paper on many different Cascadian aspects.
What or where is Cascadia? – A nice descriptor, history and overview of the Cascadian bio-region. Originally posted by Alexander on the Republic of Cascadia website which can be found here. Date unknown (2004?)
Western Regionalism: Views on Cascadia – Phillips, James D. Canada — United States Law Journal; 2004, Vol. 30, p333-339, 7p
Cascading Concepts of Cascadia: A Territory or A Notion? – Smith, Patrick J. Post Canada: Issue 25 Spring, 2002.
Book: The Politics of Resentment: British Columbia Regionalism and Canadian Unity – by Philip Resnick, University of British Columbia press, 2000.
Of Poetry and Plumbing: Managing Common Borders: North American Border Communities in the 21st Century – Papademetriou, D. and Meyers D. 2000 Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Baseball Season in Seattle Sets off Cascadia Dreams – by Patrick Nagle, The Vancouver Sun, August 3rd 1999.
Emerging Cascadia: Geography, Economy Bring Northwest Cities Ever Closer – Porterfield E. 1999 Christian Science Monitor 26 July
The Bioregional Basis of Forest Certification: Why Cascadia? – by David Simpson, University of Idaho, October 7th 1998.
Vancouver and Cascadia – Robert Kaplan, The Atlantic Monthly Online, 1998. An excerpt of a three piece segment on different regions within the United States describing the authors unique experience within Cascadia.
Connecting Cascadia’s Communities – Agnew B. Seattle Times 14 July 1998.
The Rain Forests of Home: Profile of a North American Biroegion – Schoonmaker P von Hagen B. and Wolf, E 1997 Washington, DC: Island Press
Book: Cascadia: An Emerging Regional Model – by Alan Arbitise, Anne Vernez Moudon, and Ethan Selzer 1997. Cascadia: Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver section of the book Cities in our future: growth and form, environmental health and social equity.
(PDF) The Idea of Cascadia: Emergent Transborder Regionalisms in the Pacific Northwest – Western Canada – by Alper Donald K, The Journal of Borderlands Studies, Volume 9, Fall 1996.
Cascadian Adventures: Shared Visions, Strategic Alliances, and Ingrained Barriers in a Transborder Region – by Alan F. J. Artibise. Manuscript from On Brotherly Terms symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, 1996.
Achieving Sustainability in Cascadia: An Emerging Model of Urban Growth – by Alan Artibise, North American Cities and the Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities, 1995 pp 221-250.
Cascadia: The New Binationalism of Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest – Schell and Hamer 1995 in Earle R. and Wirth J. Identities in North America: The Search for Community Palo Alto, CAStanford University Press