07 Dec 1970
SUNN member: United Nations of All Tribes Foundation is founded by Bernie Whitebear 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. In 1977, the organization opens the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park (in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle).
SUNN member: The Chief Seattle Club forms to provide a sacred space to nurture, affirm, and renew the spirit of urban Native people. The organization’s Day Center in the Pioneer Square district of downtown Seattle provides food, primary health care, housing assistance, and an urban Indian legal clinic, and a Native art job training program, among other services.
SUNN member: The Seattle Indian Health Board forms to advocate for, provide, and ensure culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health and human services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. In addition to providing health and human services, the organization invests in the Native workforce; supports the health and well-being of urban Indian communities through information, scientific inquiry, and technology; and advocates to protect the federal trust responsibility.