Opening April 1 in the Sacred Circle Gallery at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, is a collection of work by local Makah artist, Frank Peterson. Frank says his work is meant to find a balance in the abstract, adding the spiritual aspects of his heritage with life experiences. Growing up, he spent quality time in Neah … Continue reading ‘Visions of a Makah’ by Frank Peterson now open in the Sacred Circle Gallery
We stand united with the Black Lives Matters movement in the same way allies stood with our Native American activists who fought for and established a land base here at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.
Dear friends and relatives, We hope this letter finds you healthy and well. Due to the emergence of the novel Coronavirus and concern for our staff and community, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation leadership has decided that the best course of action is to close our Daybreak Star and Columbia City sites to the … Continue reading UIATF Modification of Services in Response to COVID-19
At the time of the 1970 Takeover, Bernie Whitebear, United Indians’ founder, conceived of an expansive vision for the future of Seattle’s Fort Lawton: reclaiming Native land to build a cultural center, an art gallery, and affordable housing for our community. While Bernie oversaw the execution of much of that vision during his lifetime, the … Continue reading Affordable Housing at Fort Lawton: Bernie’s Dream a Reality
Have you had a chance to learn about our Powwow Princess, Simsimtko? She has spent the last twelve months traveling around the country visiting as many Powwows as she could! Interested in being the next Powwow Princess? Application details can be found here. Hello, my name is Simsimtko (Shimmering Water) Sallee Whitewing. I greet you … Continue reading Meet the 2018-19 Powwow Princess!
From her work as the Indian Child Welfare Program Manager at United Indians early in her career, through her long tenure as a social worker with the Department of Social and Health Services, Pauline American Horse has served the Native community in a number of ways. Pauline American Horse (Right) With Emeritus Board Member Randy … Continue reading Powered by the Wisdom of Womxn: Board Chair Pauline American Horse on the Importance of Women at United Indians
On March 8, we celebrate the 49th anniversary of the 1970 Takeover of Fort Lawton. This dramatic protest brought together urban Natives and allies responding to a international call to join in community and work towards justice. The Takeover led to the founding of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, and the creation of a home … Continue reading 49th Anniversary of the Takeover of Fort Lawton
News Coverage and Documents from the Takeover of Fort Lawton, March 8, 1970. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11-23-1970 Seattle Times, 11-9-1970
The plight of the southern resident orca whales drew national attention this July, when an orca calf died within a few hours of birth and was carried by its mother, Tahlequah, for weeks after. Sadly, southern resident orca pregnancies from 2008-2014 failed at a rate of nearly 70%. One reason is the severe decline in … Continue reading Southern Resident Orca Recovery Task Force
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is excited to announce the opening of our Sacred Circle Gallery Gift Shop at Sea-Tac Airport! The store will open at the end of November, and we will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month with the Port of Seattle to recognize the significant contributions the first Americans made to the … Continue reading Sacred Circle Gallery Gift Shop Opening at Sea-Tac