The Native Family Learning Circles (FLCs) are a project of the Ina Maka Home Visiting Program (of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation) and Equity for Early Native Learners (of White Center Community Development Association).
Starting in 2018 the Native Family Learning Circles have provided a gathering space for Urban Native families to come together and share in a developmental and cultural activity and meal each month in the south King County.
The main objective of our program is to foster connections between Indigenous families, who are often great distances from community spaces and other native families, over dinner and child-focused activities. Each FLC is a part of a series that builds on different themes such as dancing where we learned about different types of dance originating from across Turtle Island and even Native Hawaiian Hula, traditional healing and wellness when we made jam from fresh berries and salves, and literacy when we learn to weave cedar bookmarks.
These events are geared towards Native families with young children (0-5) but all are welcome to attend. This programming is made possible with the funding of United Way King County and Best Starts for Kids.