The Sacred Circle Gift Shop Opens at the Historic Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

For over 40-years, the historic Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, located in Seattle, WA, has served as home for the regions Native peoples for ceremonial, cultural and social gatherings serving as host to ceremonies, weddings, powwows, youth and other cultural events and activities. Recently, the Sacred Circle Gift Shop was opened at the center to serve as a place for Native artists and entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their products. Continue reading

Edward S. Curtis.. Again? by Matika Wilbur

For the last fifteen years I have been photographing and sharing stories from indigenous communities in the United States. Since 2012, Project 562, has allowed me to do this work with folks from all over Indian Country and so far I’ve been to about 400 tribes. In the next couple of years I hope to complete my mission. Because of my dedication to photographing Native Americans, some people call me “The Modern Day Curtis”. Continue reading

Divest and Reinvest – A Public Bank for Seattle by Nikkita Oliver and Matt Remle

It was in early September 2016, as bulldozers desecrated grave sites and sacred lands along the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and private security unleashed attack dogs on water protectors, that it became clear that our efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline through our moral, Tribal treaty rights and environmental arguments were becoming less and less effective. Continue reading

Urban Native Program Celebrates 10 Years Supporting Native Youth*

The stark reality when it comes to Native Americans and the education system isn’t good, in fact it’s pretty poor. The latest stats and trends only demonstrate Native students continue to have difficulty finding success (i.e. graduating high school) in comparison to their peers from different racial backgrounds. Continue reading