07 Dec 1958
Pearl Warren leads a group of seven Native women, including Adeline Garcia and Ella Aquino, to form the American Indian Women’s Service League, which grows to 50 members by the year’s end. The AIWSL provides a place for local Indians to meet, find a sense of community, and receive culturally appropriate help and services. It also raises the visibility of Seattle’s Native population over the years through events such as the annual salmon bake at Alki Point and the publication of a monthly newsletter called the Indian Center News, later published as the Northwest Indian News. The work of the AIWSL leads to the formation of several additional Native American organizations, including the Seattle Indian Health Board and the United Nations of All Tribes Foundation.