Native Life In The City 2018: Walking In Two Worlds
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Gala and Silent Auction!
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle WA 98199
5 - 8 pm
Join us for a festive fundraising dinner, awards ceremony, dance and music performances, and silent auction in support of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. Since 1970, nonprofit United Indians has served American Indians and Alaska Natives in need from throughout the Puget Sound area and beyond. We are honored to continue upholding founder Bernie Whitebear’s mission to provide educational, cultural, and social services that reconnect Indigenous people in the Puget Sound region to their heritage by strengthening their sense of belonging and significance as Native people.
Enjoy a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres and bid on original handcrafted jewelry, art and more by local artists at the silent auction.
Experience an inspired banquet dinner by renowned Native chef Ramon Shiloh of Portland, Oregon, a modern caretaker of natural Indigenous cuisine (vegan and vegetarian options are available), followed by a dessert dash. We will also be honoring local notables with the Bernie Whitebear and Contributor of the Year Awards.
Ages 21 and over only, please. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!
4:30 - Doors open and check in begins
5pm - Silent auction and reception (upstairs)
5:30 - 5:45 - Fashion Show (upstairs) MEKA designs, and Materialize Native Pride
6:00 – Silent auction closes and everyone transitions downstairs
6:15 – Opening prayer song and welcome – Sondra Segundo, Haida Tribe & Mike Tulee, Yakama Tribe, UIATF Executive Director
6:20 – Veterans welcome –Mel Sheldon, Tulalip Tribe
6:25 – Dinner Buffet opens
6:45 - Hoop Dancer – Ryan Yellowjohn, Shoshone Bannock & Quechan Tribes
7:00 - Dessert Dash
7:15 – Key note speaker – Karina Walters, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Associate Dean for Research & Co-Director and Principal Investigator of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute of UW
7:30 – Raise the Paddle
7:40 – Award ceremony and honor song - Ramona Bennett and Snoqualmie Tribe. Honor song by Deyo Esquivel
8:00 – Closing ceremonies and check out – Fred Charles and Mike Tulee
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!!
Founded in 1970, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that provides culturally appropriate social, cultural, and educational services to American Indians and Alaska Natives in need throughout the Puget Sound region.