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Northwest Native Artist and Carver creates imagery for Indigenous Advisory Council

The Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC), which was formed in 2022, just celebrated their first full year of collaboration. This year, they collaborated with the Office of Intergovernmental Relations to host the first Tribal Nations Summit, which resulted in plans and actions including those that further their mission to be a… [ Keep reading ]

First-Ever Tribal Nations Summit: Tribal and urban Native leaders, Mayor Harrell, Council President Juarez create shared commitments

On May 2, 2023, the City of Seattle was humbled to host the City of Seattle | Tribal Nations Summit to bring together Tribal and City leaders to strengthen our regional community and better achieve mutual goals through government-to-government engagement. The summit represents an historic opportunity to chart a new… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council now accepting applications for youth member

Seeking Indigenous youth aged 18-29 for Position 4 The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the youth position on the Indigenous Advisory Council, a nine-member commission representing the Seattle region’s Indigenous communities. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 26 at 5 p.m. Formed in 2022, the Indigenous Advisory Council is a culturally grounded… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Jeremy Takala (Yakama)

Jeremy Takala, known as Pax’una’shut in the Yakama Nation, is of the Kahmiltpah Band (Rock Creek) located on the Columbia River and a proud descendant of Hopi. He was nominated in 2020 to serve as a Tribal Councilman for Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. He currently chairs… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Council and Mayor Harrell announce appointees to the newly formed Indigenous Advisory Council

Today, the Seattle City Council confirmed the appointment of nine members to the City’s new Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC). Established by legislation, the IAC includes representation from the area’s diverse Indigenous communities and establishes a critical step forward in strengthening the City of Seattle’s relationship with American Indian, Alaska Native,… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Jaci McCormack (Nez Perce) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was raised by my grandparents on the Nez Perce reservation in Idaho. I graduated from Lake Oswego High School, where I was recruited to play basketball at Illinois State. After college, I moved around trying to find the perfect balance with work… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Suzanne Sailto (Snoqualmie) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am Suzanne Sailto, a Snoqualmie Tribal member and an elected member of the Snoqualmie Tribal Council. I was born in Toppenish, WA, but I lived everywhere nationwide due to my father being in the military. I have lived in Italy, Germany, Virginia, New… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Asia Tail (Cherokee) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’ve held many roles as I explored my passion for community empowerment over the years: artist, museum educator, art administrator, grantmaker, selection panelist, board member, writer, speaker, teacher, curator, manager, bookkeeper, and countless other odd jobs required with on-the-ground grassroots organizing. Using Indigenous… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Derrick Belgarde (Siletz & Chippewa-Cree)

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Chippewa-Cree. I am a father of three and have been married for 20 years. I’ve worked for Chief Seattle Club for over 7 years. I consider it a blessing to be… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Advisory Council Member Profile: Esther Lucero (Diné  & Latina) 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am mom to a beautiful 8-year-old boy, Elyas Lucero, and wife to Melinda Garay (we were married one month before Prop 8 was overturned in CA). I am daughter to Lawrence and Mary Lucero and sister to Edward Lucero. I was born… [ Keep reading ]