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  • Indigenous Cultures Day
    Saturday, August 18, 2012 (Click image to view, print or download flyer.)
    Indigenous Cultures Day, Aug 18

  • Affinity Groups Summer Picnic - Saturday, August 18, 2012

  • Indigenous Cultures Day
    August 24 - 26, 2012
    Skopabsh Pow Wow, Aug 24-26 Click to view flyer.

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

  • Frybread Frenzy Indian Taco Sale on November 9

    CANOES is pre-selling tickets for the Fyrbread Frenzy Indian Taco sale. Tickets are just $7 and includes a taco and drink. We are thrilled to be able to bring in the Chief Seattle Club Arts and Crafts program on November 9th � from 10:00 am � 4:00pm on SMT Conference Room 4050/60. CANOES is excited to feature Gyasi Ross as our keynote speaker on November 15th at City Hall Bertha Landes City Hall (600 Fourth Avenue, 1st Floor) at 11:30am � 1:30pm. To order Gyasi Ross� new book �Don�t Know Much About Indians� but I wrote a book about us anyways, please visit www.dkmai.com today! The cost of the book is $10.95. Gyasi will be available to sign the book after the event!

  • Gyasi Ross speaks about his book Don't Know Much About Indians (but i wrote a book about us anyways) on November 15

    In addition to Gyasi, we are delighted bring to City employees, Star Nayea, a Native American Recording Artist from Sante Fe New Mexico and two time Native Grammy Awards Winner!!! See Star Nayea on reverbnation.com/starnayea and reverbnation.com/alittlebigband! Please contact any of our CANOES representatives for more information!

  • Candidates Forum: Police Accountability & Public Safety

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 6 pm
    Candidates Forum: Police Accountability & Public Safety

    Location: New Holly Gathering Hall
    7054 32nd Ave South
    Seattle WA 98118

    A Light Supper will be served.
    This event is free as a public service to the community.

    Sponsoring Organizations (as of 7/11/11):
    AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) Pacific Northwest Region; CURB (Communities Uniting Rainier Beach); MEDC (Minority Executive Directors� Coalition) Police Accountability Task Force; NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) � Seattle Chapter/King County Branch; POCAAN (People of Color Against Aids Network); TDA/RDP (The Defender Association/Racial Disparity Project)

    For more information call KL Shannon (206) 854-5462

Date and times of Celebration:

Thursday  9/15 & Friday 9/16 – School Days at the Water Front
Saturday, 9/17/2011 – Pow Wow 12 noon to 10 PM
Saturday, 9/17/2011 – Canoe Ceremony , Coastal Song and Dance 1-5 PM with Jam Session 6-8 PM

Thursday through Saturday – Salmon Bake

Environmental Displays | Cultural Performances | Coastal Jam | Salmon Bake | Arts & Crafts | Vendors

Visit www.SalmonHomecoming.com for more information

  • United Indians of All Tribes Parenting Group

    Starting May 7th, 2011 United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is pleased to invite you to join our Parenting Group. We will be meeting weekly for 8 Saturdays to share our experiences, learn about child development, and build a positive and supportive parenting community.

Who: All Parents, Guardians, and caregivers of Native American/ Alaskan Native children.
Where: Columbia City
3712 S. Ferdinand St.
Seattle, WA 98118
When: Saturdays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

You must register in advance for this free class due to size limitations. Please contact; Tina Fox at (206) 723-6288 Ext. 111 or by e-mail at tfox@unitedindians.org

April 28, 2011 at Seattle Public Library Microsoft Auditorium at 11:30am – 3pm. Sponsors by CANOES, ARWA and SPU Change Team.



CANOES meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at various locations from 12pm to 1pm.  Locations may include, Seattle Municipal Tower, Parks and Recreation, Seattle Police Department, Cedar River Watershed, Operations Control Center, Joint Training Facility, North Operations Control Center.


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