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United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation that was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1970.  The Foundation began as a small group of Northwest Native Americans and their supporters, led by the late Bernie Whitebear, who engaged in an occupation at Fort Lawton to reclaim a land base for the urban Indians living in and around Seattle.  A twenty-acre site was eventually secured for this purpose in what is now Discovery Park.  The Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center was completed in 1977 and has become a hub of activity for Native peoples and their supporters locally, nationally and internationally.  The Foundation now provides a variety of social, education and economic development opportunities and cultural activities for the Native American community and also operates the Daybreak Gallery of Native American Art.

Please explore the links below to learn about the Foundation's storied history: