Terrance Guardipee Exhibit Opening-Sacred Circle

Opening: Feb 12th 6-9 pm

Exhibit open Feb 12- April 30, 2015

Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm

May Internationally renowned Native American artist Terrance Guardipee’s unique Ledger Artwork  and Catherine Black Horse’s award winning traditional clothing and regalia will anchor the long awaited re-opening of Daybreak Star’s Sacred Circle Gallery.   The Exhibit will also feature works by Guardipee’s daughters, Bree and Victoria.

The Guardipee-BlackHorse family, longtime participants in Daybreak Star programs, will be at the Sacred Circle Gallery, Seattle’s historic Native American art showcase, on February 12 from 6pm to 9pm for the exhibit opening.

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Artist Andrew Morrison Hired as Sacred Circle Gallery Manager

United Indians is Re-opening Sacred Circle Gallery and Gift Shop with a grant from Seattle’s Art Means Business Program

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is excited to announce the hiring of Artist Andrew Morrison as the Gallery and Gift Shop manager for the Sacred Circle Gallery at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle’s Discovery Park.

A Seattle native, Mr. Morrison is a professionally trained artist, with Native American roots. Mr. Morrison was born into both a Native American Haida carving family from Hydaburg, AK and an Apache language speaking family from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Bylas, AZ. He has studied Northwest Coastal Native American artwork his entire life and has studied Native American symbolism. Mr. Morrison is best known in Seattle for his “Great Murals of Indian Heritage” at Wilson Pacific School. Mr. Morrison will bring his unique vision to Daybreak Star’s Sacred Circle Gallery as Gallery Manager and Curator.

His unique approach will come from his perspective on Native American culture and art. Mr Morrison says, “The Native American culture revolves around the visual artwork that decorates our regalia, longhouses, teepees, entry ways, canoes, personal garments, currency, and spirituality. Visually, the arts give our Native American culture a face. The beadwork, traditional colors, traditional foods, traditional prayers, and traditional artwork of our Native American culture give birth to our modern culture. A rebirth of the Sacred Circle Art Gallery will strive to maintain a fresh presentation, strive to represents Native artists, and treat Native artists with the respect that they, their families, and their tribes deserve.”

The Sacred Circle Gallery at United Indians has been a premier location to showcase traditional and contemporary Native American Art from leading Artists throughout the United States.

This position is funded in part, by a grant from Seattle’s Art Means Business Program.

About Andew Morrison: Mr. Morrison has been professionally trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has a degree in Art from Tufts University. His murals are featured at Wilson Pacific school in Seattle, and his artwork has been featured at the Trickster Gallery in Chicago, Sacred Circle Gallery at Daybreak Star in Seattle, and at the Rhode Island School of Design Gallery. http://andrewmorrison.org/

About United Indians of All Tribes Foundation:
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.
www.unitedindians.org

About Art Means Business:
The purpose of Seattle’s Arts Mean Business 2.0 funding opportunity is to create greater equity and inclusiveness in Seattle by funding pivotal arts jobs for arts, cultural and heritage organizations that serve under-represented communities.
http://www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/arts_mean_business.asp

Daybreak Star to Host Preschool in 2015

Washington Department of Early Learning awards funding for United Indians of All Tribes Foundation/Puget Sound Educational Service District preschool partnership.

Seattle, WA | June 11, 2014

Visit www.unitedindians.org to learn more about the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation.

Visit www.psesd.org to learn more about the Puget Sound Educational Service District.

Closing the academic opportunity gap for Native American children.

The Board and Staff of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation are pleased to announce that the agency is partnering with Puget Sound Educational Service District to re-establish a full-day preschool serving Native American families at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, thanks to funding from the Washington Department of Early Learning. The partnership with Puget Sound Educational Service District and the re-establishment of early learning classrooms for Native children represent an important step in the revitalization of the Foundation, which lost funding in 2013 for the Head Start program housed for 27 years at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center and attended by generations of Seattle Native families. The partnership with PSESD will leverage the combined powers of both organizations to work towards closing the academic achievement gap for Native children, who currently have the lowest graduation rates among all Seattle Public Schools students.

“Children are the heart of our community and we are overjoyed to welcome a preschool back to Daybreak Star. United Indians is committed to ensuring all of our children have a strong start in life and school by offering culturally-relevant early childhood education and home visiting programs to the urban Native community”

says Lynnette Jordan, United Indians’ Family Services Director and Interim Director of Operations. The mission of United Indians, established in 1970, is 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.

2014 Seafair Powwow Cancelled

2014 Seafair Powwow will not be held this year

To: United Indians Community

From: UIATF Board and Staff

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the UIATF Board and staff, we regret to inform our United Indians community that the 2014 Seafair Powwow will not be held this year.  After careful consideration of many factors we have determined that United Indians does not have the capacity or resources to host the event this year.

This past year we have been addressing our challenging financial situation and we have worked hard to stabilize our operations and their budgets.  We still have to manage our cash flow carefully.  Our staff capacity is about one half of what it was last year when we still had our Head Start Program.  We feel that stretching our limited resources now could put the United Indians programs at risk again.

We express our deep appreciation and gratitude to the community members who stepped forward with a generous and positive offer to help with the organizing of the Powwow. Their passion for our culture and creativity are inspiring.  Although we won’t be having the Powwow this year, we look forward to working on future events with these volunteers and other community members.  We are hopeful that next year we will be in a stronger financial position to resume hosting this culturally important event for our community.

We have taken great pride in organizing our Seafair Powwow.  It is truly our gift to the community.  We take this responsibility seriously and we will soon begin planning for the 2015 Seafair Powwow.  We hope to see many of you on the powwow highway.

Sincerely,

The Board and Staff of United Indians Of All Tribes Foundation