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Who We are

CANOES ~ City of Seattle Native American Employees, is an association of Native American and Indigenous Nation employees of the City of Seattle and related supporters. CANOES exists to create an active network of informed and interested employees who wish to help guide the future growth of the Native American and Indigenous people, Community and other people of color.

CANOES will encourage and promote members to work with each other, learn from each other, develop new leadership skills together, and improve each members' capacity for growth. CANOES will also raise, address and advance issues that are important to the Native American community within the City of Seattle and its surrounding communities.


CANOES 7th Annual Native Heritage Celebration
Thursday, November 14th


"Honoring Our Warriors" Paddle to Quinault 2013


Paddle to the Quinault 2013 "Honoring our Warriors" August 1-6 for more information go to www.paddletoquinault.org



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Mayor's Native American Heritage Month Proclamation






In the News

John T. Williams Totem Pole Raising - The Walk from Pier 57 to Seattle Center February 26, 2012

Statement of Pamela Stearns, Board Member CANOES Thursday, Sept 15, 2010

CANOES letter to SPD Chief Diaz regarding fatal shooting of John T. Williams. Thursday, Sept 2, 2010

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