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