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Beyond Land Acknowledgments: Supportive Action for Indigenous Youth

May 8, 2023 | Blog

Saturday, May 6, 2023 was WA Charters Sixth Annual Conference! Click below to listen to our event’s land acknowledgement video shared by Representative Debra Lekanoff. We are honored to learn from Rep. Lekanoff AND we must go beyond learning and acknowledgements. We encourage you to take an action to support a youth-focused Indigenous organization in our state.

Rep. Lekanoff represents the State’s 40th House district, which includes San Juan County, and parts of Skagit and Whatcom Counties. She is the second female tribal member to serve in the Washington House of Representatives, modeling a path for indigenous leadership in our state for future generations.

Youth-focused Native Organizations to Support:

Support and give to these Native-led organizations, who support Native youth throughout Washington State and have been critical partners in our collective work. This is one small way to recognize and show gratitude for the Indigenous people and Nations who have stewarded the land from time immemorial and continue to be leaders in our communities today.

URBAN NATIVE EDUCATION ALLIANCE is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization offering culturally responsive and relevant support to Native youth and families through social, cultural, and educational support services.

Visit www.urbannativeeducation.org to learn more.

Click here to donate.

URBAN NATIVE YOUTH ORGANIZATION is a burgeoning Spokane nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a safe and welcoming environment where native youth build leadership development skills through high levels of sports participation, mentoring, cultural education, and exposure to traditional practices.

Visit www.urbannativeyouth.org to learn more.

Click here to donate.

WHITESWAN ENVIRONMENTAL (WE) is a Native-led nonprofit. The co-founder and Executive Director of WE is also the co-founder of Whatcom Intergenerational High School (WIHS). WE aim to work with WIHS to transform the educational system by advocating for knowledge democracy, thriving cultures and environment for all in the Salish Sea.

Visit www.whiteswanenvironmental.org to learn more.

Click here to donate.

RED EAGLE SOARING NATIVE YOUTH THEATRE empowers American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts.

Visit www.redeaglesoaring.org to learn more.

Click here to donate.