Saturday, September 16th, United Indians of All Tribes hosted an evening filled with culture and community at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. The Evening of Recognition Gathering was the first annual event to take place after the three-year hiatus due to COVID, and celebrated the successes of the foundation and the community partners that make our work possible.
Hosted by local television personality and journalist, Enrique Cerna, the event featured a video about United Indians of All Tribes, Seattle Deputy Mayor Wong as the Keynote Speaker and honoring of Seattle City Council Member Debra Juarez for her years of Service to the City of Seattle and this region’s native population. Council Member Juarez shared that she grew up at Daybreak Star and is looking forward to passing the torch to Native youth to lead the charge for the future of urban Natives.
The Makah Nation shared traditional dances and honoring’s, including the Wolf Dance, and shared the importance of being present and generous with your community. The lead dancer also donated a hand carved Tribal Mask, that was given to the Live Auction during the event. Other auction items featured Pacific Northwest Indigenous artists including Nancy Clark, who exhibited at Daybreak Star’s Sacred Circle Gallery in Spring 2023.
United Indians had the opportunity to honor the involvement of the Bezos Family Foundation and PCC Markets for their longstanding support of our mission and the Indigenous communities we serve.
United Indians would like to thank our event sponsors for their generous support: Amazon, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle Office of Police Accountability, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Civil Rights, Bezos Family Foundation, Snoqualmie Tribe, PCC Markets, Seattle Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Satterberg Foundation, Inatai Foundation, Laird Norton Family Foundation, Community Health Plan of Washington, Endolyne Joe’s, Robert Gardener Roofing, Seattle Office of Police Accountability, Bothel United Methodist Church, University of Washington, University of Washington Minority Affairs & Diversity, Washington State University, Gates Family Foundation, and Scrivner Family Foundation.
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