Seattle Indian Health Board established SpiritWalk in 1995 to help bring awareness of the health needs of Seattle’s American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
An annual event, walkers get pledges and raise funds to support American Indians and Alaska Natives in building healthier lives. Funds support youth groups, cultural activities, elders, victims of domestic violence, pregnant women, children and others.
The walk began at the Seattle Center Mural Ampitheater, and went to Myrtle Edwards Park and back. Health screening, education and resource booths were available as walkers returned to the Center. Promotional gifts and celebrity guests greeted walkers on their return to the Center. Lunch was provided for all walkers together with a full afternoon of Native performances on stage.
This year’s walk celebrated the 16th year! Performances were by Haida Laas Native Dance Group, Peter Ali playing flute, Randy Kimball singing and playing guitar, and Eagle Jump Band performs – to name a few!
Thank you, SIHB, SIHB staff and volunteers, for the great event. We look forward to next year!!!
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