Northwest Native Cultural Center
A range of artists, educators, writers, museum professionals and community leaders — from Denny Hurtado, Washington Director of Indian Education to authors Paul Dorpat and Coll Thrush — have endorsed a Northwest Native Cultural Center to be built on the grounds of the former Fun Forest at Seattle Center.
This venue, which will celebrate the history and culture of the Coast Salish people, is one of several proposals being reviewed by the Seattle Center this month as part of the Century 21 Master Plan. We believe that the NNCC will appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds and, unlike some of the other proposals, will not benefit any one person, group or tribe.
More information is included on the attached press release, and in an op ed piece that appeared in today’s Seattle Times:
Many people are still unaware that this viable option is on the table. Since the Seattle Center decision is expected within the next two weeks, we would appreciate your help in publicizing this proposal so we can bring a free, authentic, dynamic and educational facility to Seattle Center, former ancestral home of the Duwamish and one of our city’s most iconic spaces.
Thank you for your consideration.