The Magic of Swil Kanim on KAOS 89.3 FM
Sunday, December 5 at 5:00pm
Location: KAOS 89.3 FM
SEATTLE CLEAR SKY NATIVE YOUTH COUNCIL PRESENTS
Hand Game Cultural Learning Activity
3 Part Series– Traditional/Contemporary Stick Game Teachings
Beginning this Thursday 6:30-8:30pm December 2nd
Lead instructor Andrea Tulee (Yakama/ Makah)
Educational series will include: Cultural teachings, historical background/ contemporary significance (cultural continuum), and modern day adaptation. In addition, Sarah Sense-Wilson will present on gambling issues/problems which impact our Native communities.
Thursday Dec. 2nd 6:30 Introduction Stick Game video presentation,
Thursday Dec 9th 6:30 Songs, tools, and teachings
Thursday Dec 16th 6:30 Experiential learning, practice stick game songs, and play/ competition.
This series is open to our community and is supported by UAI/ANEA. Our (UAI/ANEA) active effort to provide cultural and traditional learning experiences for our urban Native youth is critical for positive Native identity development and academic success. All weekly SCSNYC activities are free.
We will continue to offer academic tutoring as needed for any youth needing these services during the 3 week special series.
Indian Heritage Middle College is located at 1330 90th Ave N. Seattle
For more information please contact Glen or Yvette Pinkham at 306-3030 or Sarah Sense-Wilson at 524-5220
Sunday, December 5th, 2 pm. Seattle Art Museum auditorium (enter via First
An ideal family treat for the holidays! And a Benefit for a great cause!
Performances by Gene Tagaban, Peter Ali, and RES Youth
The Association of American Indian Physicians is
excited to announce the Healthy, Active Native Communities $2,500 Mini-Grants! Mini-grants are available to American Indian organizations and tribes that use the monies to implement and disseminate community wide policies, systems, and environmental changes related to obesity prevention through improved nutrition and increased physical activity.
The application period opens November 17, 2010 and will close January 14, 2011. For more information about these Mini-Grants, please check www.aaip.org or call 877.943.4299 or email Kristy Smithson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the $2,500 Mini-Grant application here!
WHY IS POLICY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE SO IMPORTANT?
One-time events such as a healthy eating presentation can help increase awareness of the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. But will these one-time events lead to changes in behavior? Yes and no, depending on an individual’s willingness to change his or her behavior. With organizational policy and environmental changes, everyone, not just small groups of motivated or high-risk individuals, has the opportunity to benefit from changes made at an institutional level that promote healthy eating over a sustained length of time.
Examples of Policy and Environmental Changes:
Develop a worksite or faith community policy that makes fresh fruits and vegetables available during meals at all meetings or organization-sponsored events.
Daycares establish a policy to serve fresh fruit and vegetables during snack times instead of sugary snacks.
Remove soda and junk foods out of vending machines.
Conduct educational and marketing campaigns to encourage switching to low fat nutrition.
Establish intramural sport programs in schools and worksites.
Establish community gardens to make fresh, local produce more readily available.
Increase access to and promotion of healthy foods at restaurants, businesses, and events, such as at convenience stores and at cultural events.
Policies that will instill and/or provide opportunities and access for physical activity at events or in various settings.
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in American Indian and Alaska Native preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults is higher than the respective US for all races combined (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2007).
If chosen, your community will have the opportunity to become a Model Program to be recognized nationally as leading the way for AI/AN Obesity Prevention efforts as well as receiving a paid trip to the AAIP Annual Meeting and National Health Conference.
Be an advocate for your community and combat Obesity! Take advantage of this great opportunity and apply today!
If you need further information, please contact Kristy Smithson at (405) 946-7072 or email email@example.com.
Association of American Indian Physicians
ARRA CPPW Outreach Communication Specialist
Dear Community members,
I apologize for scheduling UAI/ANEA meeting at conflicting day/time for parents/students and community members attending RES performance this Sunday at 2pm.
We are postponing our UAI/ANEA meeting till Sunday Dec. 12th, 2010 2:00pm-4pm. Same location.
Hello UAI/ANEA Members and community,
I would like to invite you all to attend our next UAI/ANEA meeting scheduled for Sunday December 5th, at 2:00pm-4:00pm at Sarah K. house located at 5630 31st Ave SW
We are currently recruiting new membership and volunteers for various service positions, so please feel free to attend, all people are welcome and encouraged to participate.
* Review status/progress SPS Native Clubs- 10-15 Min Andrea T/ Glen P.
* Review BNW SPS -decision 10-15min. SSW
* Vote for new and improved By-Laws, progress update w/ 501 c-3 application and Potlatch fund- 20 min Sarah K.
* Updates SCSNYC activities, special events and plan for Winter break- 30 min. Yvette/ Glen / Ross?
* Update PAC/NEAT- 10-15 min. TBA
if you would like to have a slot for additional announcements, or introductions please contact me and I will add you to our agenda, provided we have adequate time for all business items.
A proposal to build the Northwest Native Cultural Center at Seattle Center, to celebrate the history and culture of Puget Sound’s First People, continues to build momentum. A decision on what will be built at the former Fun Forest site is slated to be made soon by the mayor and city council.
In recent weeks, many prominent individuals and organizations have publicly proclaimed support for the facility, sending endorsement letters to Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle City Council members. The Metropolitan Democratic Club and 37th District Democrats both passed resolutions to support the Northwest Native Cultural Center initiative.
Earlier this year, a group of Native and non-Native residents submitted a proposal to Seattle Center to build a permanent, centrally located facility dedicated to this region’s Native heritage. Although the advisory committee acknowledged the merits of such a facility, they instead recommended a new exhibit gallery for glass artist Dale Chihuly. Lack of an established non-profit corporation and budget issues were reasons cited against the NNCC proposal, which was prepared in the brief timeframe allotted by the Seattle Center.
For the past several months, NNCC organizers have been working to address these concerns, forging strong alliances with the Native community as well as with educators and arts organizations throughout Washington. The group is also working toward nonprofit 501(c)3 status and meeting with advisors to refine the business plan and budget.
Recently new endorsements were received from:
- Cassandra Manuelita-Kervfliet, president, Antioch University Seattle
- CANOES (City of Seattle Native American Employees)
- Patricia Davis, retired Seattle Port Commissioner
- Eastside Native American Education Program
- Estella Leopold, conservationist
- Ethnic Heritage Council
- Longhouse Media/Native Lens
- Metropolitan Democratic Club
- Seattle Indian Health Board
- 37th District Democrats
- Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Washington Chapter
- United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
- Denny Hurtado, director, Indian Education, Wash. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Western Coalition of Alaska Natives
- Western Washington Native American Education Consortium
- Roger Gilman, dean, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University
- and more
Native and non-Native writers and artists who previously came out in support of the NNCC include: Chenoa Egawa (Lummi/Lower Elwha Klallam), singer, artist and television host; James Lavadour (Walla Walla), artist and founder of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts; Micah McCarty (Makah), artist, Makah Tribal Council; Coll Thrush, author of “Native Seattle: Histories of the Crossing-Over Place,” and Gene Tagaban (Tlingit), storyteller, actor and musician.
The Northwest Native Cultural Center will focus on the living culture of the Coast Salish people, giving them a place to tell their own stories through interpretive displays, exhibitions, programs and performing arts. The facility will also act as a regional resource center, directing visitors to other Native facilities in the area, such as Daybreak Star, Duwamish Longhouse and Suquamish Museum. NNCC would not duplicate the focus of these other Native facilities but would enhance and expand the overall visitor experience with broader programming and displays steeped in the culture and history of the region.
Although the main focus will be on the Coast Salish tribes, other Northwest Native artists will be featured along with changing demonstrations of carving, weaving, basketry, dance and storytelling. A stage and seating area will accommodate festivals and performances, and a gift shop and café will highlight indigenous arts, crafts and food. A cedar grove and interpretative garden will complete the outdoor space.
Noted architect Johnpaul Jones has joined the team to help conceptualize the cultural center. Jones led the design team that created the National Museum of the American Indian, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
More information on the project is available on Facebook .
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ANNUAL MAKAH & FRIENDS ART SHOW & SALE
Wilson Pacific (Indian Heritage School) – 1330 North 90th St- Seattle, WA 98103 Sunday December 5th, 2010 Time:10-6
Traditional foods will be served.
Sunday December 5th, 2010 Time:10-6
We support the Indian Arts & Crafts Act
Contact Gary Stevens (206) 852 -5178 Contact day of the event: (206) 799-5719 MAPS & UPDATES: afsc.org/seattle Wilson Pacific (Indian Heritage School) – 1330 North 90th St- Seattle, WA 98103 No Admission
The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations seeking funding to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2011 and June 2012. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, access to online training resources, educational and promotional materials, inclusion of your organization and activities on The Big Read Web site, and the prestige of participating in a highly visible national program. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected by a panel of experts.
To review the Guidelines & Application Instructions visit The Big Read Web site.
Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or email TheBigRead@artsmidwest.org
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
Topic: Traditional Indian Medicine & Health
This inter-cultural community gathering features local
American Indian speakers who will share their views about
the many ways that Traditional Indian Medicine is
addressing health issues of today.
Date: Friday, Dec. 3rd, 2010, 1 PM – 4 PM
Location: Seattle Indian Health Board, 606 12th Avenue S.,
Seattle (Pearl Warren Bldg.)
This Gathering is free and open to everyone interested in
learning more about the rich cultural wisdom that exists
among the American Indian community.
For more information, contact:
206.324.9360, ext. 1139
The Seattle Indian Health Board facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations
for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling (206) 324-9360