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.
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 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.
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.