Free Lushootseed language classes for youth this summer

The Seattle Indian Health Board partners with the Tulalip Tribe’s Language Instruction department to bring our local (Seattle) Native youth and families the gift of language. Lushootseed is the traditional language of the Tulalip, Stillaguamish, Swinomish, Upper-Skagit, Sauk-Suaittle, Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Nisqually and the original peoples of the Seattle area the Duwamish and Suquamish. *FREE summer program transportation available. Snacks and … Continue reading »

Native STEAM Summer Camp for Native Youth

Native people have always been scientists, engineers, artists, and created technologies in our own ways. This outdoor/indoor summer camp will engage youth in both traditional and contemporary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based in Native community. * Storytelling and storymaking! * Plant relatives, harvesting, uses and ecology! * Watersheds, erosion, water health and more! * Indigenous games! * … Continue reading »

Legislature passes Senate Bill 6497 (Prudent Parenting Law)

Licensed foster parents and unlicensed relative caregivers with children placed in their care will have greater authority to allow these children to participate in normal childhood activities based on a reasonable and prudent parent standard.  Senate Bill 6497 was based on a recommendation from foster youth at the 2013 Foster Youth Alumni Summit, where current and former foster youth indicated … Continue reading »

UWTV debuts new film series “Voices of the First Peoples”

This eight-part film series spotlights American Indian culture and stories and includes feature-length documentary films that have won acclaim at international film festivals, including the award-winning March Point, which highlights treaty issues facing the Pacific Northwest’s Swinomish tribe, told through the eyes of its younger generation; and Trudell, which chronicles the life of American Indian activist, John Trudell. The series … Continue reading »

The A. Susana Santos’ Journeys in Creativity Programs: An exploration in Native American Art

The Journeys in Creativity program was founded in 2004 in partnership with OCAC, The Museumat Warm Springs and Kah-Nee-Ta by Pat Courtney Gold and the late A. Susana Santos, tribal members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Gold and Santos sought to further the study and perpetuation of Contemporary Native American Art and Craft for Native American teenagers who … Continue reading »