United Indians of all Tribes Foundation
--Courtesy MOHAI, Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection, 1986.5.55140.1. Photo by Cary Tolman, Seattle Post-Intelligencer.--
Bernie Whitebear, Seattle 1971.
Bernie Whitebear (1937-2000) was a leader in the establishment of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIAT) which has served urban Natives in Western Washington since 1970. The organization provides social services and acts as a community and cultural hub, and advocacy group. The UIAT is responsible for establishing the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, which opened in 1977 in Seattle’s 534-acre Discovery Park and includes an art gallery and gift shop and the ongoing Emerging Native Artists Cohort program.
- Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
- Primary Artistic Discipline: Folk/Traditional/Heritage arts
- Primary Areas of Activity: arts policy/advocacy, arts in social service/social justice
Research and Resources
Historylink.org: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center opens its door on May 13, 1977,(2016)
Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center Records, Seattle Municipal Archives