Showcasing Authentic Native American Art and Crafts
November 20th and 21st 2021 from 10 am – 6pm
December 18th and 19th, 2020 10am – 6pm
Location: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199
Find Great Holiday Gifts at the Native Art Mart
Beautiful work by Native American Artists. Many styles and tribes represented. Clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art prints, and so much more. Affordable, unique and fun.
SUPPORT LOCAL NATIVE ARTISTS
Buy Local, Buy Authentic
Native American artists will be selling and showcasing handmade authentic arts and crafts. UIATF is in full support of The Indian Arts and Crafts Act. This is a free event open to the public.
All vendors and attendees must show proof of full vaccination or of a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to the event.
If you are interested in vending at this event please CLICK HERE to register and pay for your vendor space. LIMITED Spaces available! First Come first served. Submitting application does not guarantee spot.
In 2014 the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to change the second Monday in October to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. As Councilmember Kshama Sawant told the Seattle Times, “Learning about the history of Columbus and transforming this day into a celebration of Indigenous people and a celebration of social justice … allows us to make a connection between this painful history and the ongoing marginalization, discrimination and poverty that Indigenous communities face to this day.” This change in designation resonates all the more in Seattle, which is named after Chief Seattle of the Duwamish and Suquamish Tribes and sits amidst the lands of numerous sovereign nations. Before 2014, Native activists gathered annually at Seattle City Hall on the second Monday in October for a rally to demonstrate the critical importance of changing the focus of the day. As Michael Vendiola (Swinomish) said in an interview with filmmaker Dallas Pinkham (Yakama, Southern Cheyenne, Nez Perce, Grand Ronde, and Potawatomi),“Tribal people were able to come together and think about what could be addressed with renaming that day from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and I think that’s an empowering process, that folks are able to express themselves and have their voices heard, to strengthen the community ties. That whole process was about unifying the community, and also building allies with the non-Native communities.”
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation has been honored to host the Indigenous Peoples’ Day evening celebration at Daybreak Star since 2014. This year we will be honoring two activists, Luana Ross, Ph.D, and Jeri Moomaw, whose work and activism revolve around Indigenous women. We look forward to continuing this yearly celebration and remembering the importance of local activists in the creation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
Berkeley, California, was the first U.S. city to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 1992, and now four states and over fifty cities have recognized it to show their support for Native communities rather than the colonizers of their lands. Native American communities and allies have protested Columbus Day (first federally recognized in 1937) since its inception, for celebrating an individual who enslaved, sold, and mistreated thousands of Indigenous people in the West Indies after his arrival in 1492. Celebrating and honoring Christopher Columbus not only covered up his actions against Natives, but also solidified the myth of the “discovery of America,” which ignores that people had been living on this land for thousands of years prior to Columbus’s arrival.
Native American Art Market Featuring Certified Native American Arts, Crafts and Specialties.
Native American Art Market featuring local makers.
Live Performances at 1:00 pm each day
FOOD: Sandwiches, Salmon Lunch, Indian Tacos and Fry Bread for Sale.
Vendor applications available now. completed fill out form can be send to Judy Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org and myself at email@example.com
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Please take the time to fill out the digital divide survey (link below). This is the first of its kind that will focus on the specific challenges and needs around internet adoption for American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) living in and around cities. By giving your responses, you are taking an active part in helping to address how issues around internet access impact our communities. Feel free to share!
Native Life In The City 2018: Walking In Two Worlds
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Gala and Silent Auction!
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle WA 98199 5 – 8 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Join us for a festive fundraising dinner, awards ceremony, dance and music performances, and silent auction in support of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. Since 1970, nonprofit United Indians has served American Indians and Alaska Natives in need from throughout the Puget Sound area and beyond. We are honored to continue upholding founder Bernie Whitebear’s mission to provide educational, cultural, and social services that reconnect Indigenous people in the Puget Sound region to their heritage by strengthening their sense of belonging and significance as Native people.
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I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. I am very honored, humble, excited and ready to face UIATF challenges, big and small. For many years, I observed UIATF founder and Executive Director Bernie Whitebear with great admiration and respect. I met Bernie over 30 years ago and was fortunate enough to hear some of the “Bernie” stories of humor, craft and achievement. I can recall Bernie working “his magic” in making UIATF a beacon of hope for the thousands of Indigenous men, women and children that set foot on Daybreak Star grounds. One of my first jobs in Seattle was made possible by Bernie, working with Seattle Public Schools students in the academic field. Even today, I look back on my early UIATF days as a great learning experience that helped guide my career path. I greatly appreciate the rich history behind UIATF and hope to positively impact UIATF’s mission that, which strives for the “greater good” of all Indian people. I have great confidence in our dedicated personnel onboard that are ensuring utmost UIATF implementation of programming. We are looking forward to providing a number of great events for the upcoming year, such as our much anticipated annual powwows, galas, Indigenous Days, and holiday celebrations! We hope to see you at our functions!
Hello, my name is Mark Sison pronounced ( Seesun ) my father is Mark Sison and my mother was Patricia Hunsucker. I am an enrolled member of the Nisqually tribe. I am also Yakama and Puyallup. I was born and raised in Seattle mostly on Queen Anne hill. I attended Queen Anne High. Back in the mid 70s auditions were held at Daybreak Star for the First Indian Honor Band. I auditioned and was one of three selected from our State. There were over three hundred of us from all over the U.S. we all met up in Salt Lake City for a week of practice before flying off to Washington DC to play at the halftime of the Washington, Dallas football game on Thanksgiving day. My father is Mark Sison.He worked early on for Northwest Indian News on KRAB radio. He and Bernie were friends and I remember him as Uncle Bernie. My step mother was Tanna Beebe. She was the first Native American television reporter in the USA for all major metropolitan market. She worked at Kiro 7 .
Clarissa Antone is from the Blackfeet/Yakama/Squamish/Cowichan tribes, adopted Colville. She was born and raised in Seattle. Parents are Debbie Antone, David & Leona fernandes, grand parents John & Marie Antone. She has been a dancer, representing her family and tribes since she could walk. In those years, she has been fancy, jingle and traditional. She is very honored to serve and Head Woman Dancer. Clarissa loves to spend time with her blood family and her powwow family. She brings smiles to everyone she meets, from babies to elders. Clarissa loves learning about her tribal heritage and practices many traditional ways, especially beading for her children, family, and others. Especially her raffles. Clarissa’s love for powwows second to none. You can find her at a powwow almost every weekend. She has a respect for the Circle, the drum, the dancers and the staff. Her laugh is contagious and her smile is warm. She is at home at the powwow. Aside from the powwows, Clarissa participates in the Canoe Journey. She loves the songs, the water and her Sacred Water Canoe Family. She has a very large place in her heart for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. She was a student in the Headstart Program way, waaayy back when… also her children were students. She was a teacher on and off for 12 years, keeping Bernie Whitebear’s mission alive by teaching the Native Curriculum. Her adopted Dad, Michael Rounds, even helped build the Daybreak Star Center. Seafair Powwow has always been one of her favorites, even in the rain!! If you have a chance, please introduce yourself to this wonderful lady. She loves meeting new people from all over the Indian Country.
Seafair Indian Days Warrior (2015-2016)
Mason Arliss Jefferson is 8 years old and going into 3rd grade. His parents are Anthony (Lummi/Colville) and Courtney (Tulalip) Jefferson. His grandparents are Willetta George (Lummi/Colville) and Fred Jefferson (Lummi Nation) and Toni Sheldon (Tulalip/Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and Phillip Alexander (Tulalip/Lummi). Mason has been a powwow dancer since the age of 5. He has grown up around the powwow drum just like his father has. Mason enjoys riding his bike, swimming and is an amazing kick ball player. Mason enjoyed representing DayBreak Star Little Warrior for this past year. He was carried this honor with great pride. We thank you for this opportunity and appreciate having the ability for our children to grow up in this sacred circle.
Miss Seafair Indian Days Princess (2015-2016)
Kailah Nanamkin is 17 years old and has graduated from Republic High School. She is planning on attending Wenatchee College and pursuing a degree in Nursing in Pediatrics. Kailah has been dancing since she was a tiny tot and has participated in all the girls dance categories; jingle, fancy shawl, and traditional. She currently dances in Teen Girls Traditional Category because her heart pulls her to the traditional style. She makes all of her own regalia. She sews her own dresses and beads all of her regalia pieces. Kailah lives on the Colville Reservation with her grandmother and her Aunt. She is a very focus and determined young lady and we would encourage everyone to say hello to this smart and beautiful young lady. She will be sponsoring a Tiny Tot special this year, to give back to the community and the children.
Award winning Coast Salish artist Peter Boome is a member of the Upper Skagit Tribe of Washington State. He works in a variety of mediums with a primary focus on printmaking and graphic work. Peter earned his AA from Northwest Indian College, his BA from the Evergreen State College and his JD from the University of Washington School Of Law. He is currently finishing his Master’s of Environmental Studies at Evergreen State College.
Peter works in a variety of mediums such as painting, carving, inlay, and glass work, but he is best known for his Hand-pulled serigraphs. He prints his own original work as well as the work of other artists. As a printer, Peter has worked with both new and established artists. He has worked with indigenous artists from New Zealand and Canada and has been active in printing indigenous work and giving back to his community. Through this commitment to his community Peter has introduced the work of many artists who would not have been otherwise able to have their work printed.
Thanks to the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture for the Art means Business Grant that supports this work.
The Seattle Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow will be July 17-19th in Discovery Park Seattle.
Thanks to everyone we have met our minimum goal!
We will be in touch with all of our GoFundMe supporters about details for check in for your tickets to the PowWow events!
We still have 30 more places for the VIP reception on Friday night at Daybreak Star, and this campaign will stay open for the next 5 days. All funds will go to the pow wow, and will ease the work of our volunteers and committee.
We need Volunteers! Looking for Committee Chairs for the PowWow committees. Next Meeting is March 30th at 11am. Contact Chrissy to RSVP.
This three day event Celebrates Native American Cultures with Singing, Drumming, and Dance. It is a coming together and sharing of cultures. The Seattle Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow is inclusive of all indigenous people, put on by volunteers and staff of The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, for the Seattle community. The event is held on the beautiful grounds of Discovery Park, in Seattle, Washington. See our Pow Wow website.