Local Indigenous Resources and Spaces

Community extends beyond the Seattle University campus. We’ve collected resources that will help you discover Native American and Indigenous Peoples resources throughout Seattle, including:

  • Local Indigenous Resources and Spaces
  • Land Acknowledgement Resources
  • Educator Resources
  • Research Resources (Indigenous Peoples Library Guide)

Chief Seattle Club

Chief Seattle Club is a Native-led housing and human services agency. They provide sacred space to nurture, affirm, and strengthen the spirit of urban Native people.
Some services include food, primary health care, housing assistance, legal services, a Native art job training program, and opportunities for members to engage in cultural community-building.

Hummingbird Indigenous Family Services

Hummingbird Indigenous Family Services launched in 2019 with the mission of healthy Indigenous babies being born into healthy Indigenous families being supported by healthy Indigenous communities. Hummingbird is the first and only Indigenous agency in the area to exclusively serve Indigenous babies and families from zero to three.

Mother Nation

Mother Nation is a non-profit organization that delivers social and cultural healing services for Native women that nurture, create stability, and inspire growth through sisterhood. They provide cultural healing circles, homeless prevention, mentorship, workshops, and training.

Na'ah Illahee Fund

Na’ah Illahee Fund is an Indigenous women-led organization that serves as a bridge builder, facilitator, and resource partners. The Fund addresses climate, environmental and gender justice, food security and food sovereignty, civic participation, youth leadership, and a just transition.

Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB)

Seattle Indian Health Board is a community health center that provides health and human services to its patients, while specializing in the care of Native people.

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

Since 1970, United Indians has promoted the well-being of our region’s Indigenous community through services and programming that support cultural connection, economic self-sufficiency, housing stability, and health and well-being.


Unkitawa designs and hosts events for women, men, and families to promote ancestral healing through Indigenous culture, ceremony, and arts.

Urban Native Education Alliance

Urban Native Education Alliance was founded in 2008 to engage generations of Native youth through education, culture, and tradition.

yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective

yəhaw̓ was founded in 2017 to foster Indigenous creativity, intergenerational healing, and community building. They offer services, support, and a rich network to intertribal Indigenous creatives at every stage of their careers.

Land Acknowledgement Resources

The following statement is offered for our community to recognize this land and our history; to honor the people past and present who belong to this place; to create common and consistent language for our events and ceremonies; and to provide language crafted with care and wisdom.

"As we begin our gathering, I/we respectfully acknowledge that our event today is taking place on the homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, who continue to steward these lands and waters as they have since time immemorial.  We recognize tribal nations and organizations who actively create, shape, and contribute to our thriving community at Seattle University and beyond. 

“We, as an academic community, should be and are committed to doing our part to engage with and amplify the voices of Native peoples and tribes.  We acknowledge our collective responsibility to advance proper education of Native peoples and tribes and call for further learning and action to support the Native people of this land." Source: Native American Law Student Association

Additional Resources

Educator Resources

Research Resources

To ensure access to a wide range of information, the Lemieux Library and the Indigenous Peoples Institute co-created an Indigenous Peoples library guide. Please note that some resources are only available to Seattle University students. 

Places to Visit

Before it became a park, the Suquamish tribe used the island as camping grounds. It is an important place for the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes as well as other Coast Salish people. The park has 5 miles of saltwater beach shoreline and is a marine camping park. You can hike, camp, bird watch, dig for clams and more.

Blake Island Marine State Park website 

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center stands as the headquarters of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and hub for Native American activities locally, nationally, and internationally. The Foundation provides an extensive array of culturally responsive services and programming to Seattle and King County’s urban Native community. Located on 20 acres in Discovery Park, Daybreak Star is home to a permanent collection of Native art, as well as the Sacred Circle Gallery featuring rotating exhibits of work by contemporary Native artists.

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center  

The Duwamish Longhouse proudly sits near the mouth of the Duwamish River overlooking the Duwamish River Valley, not far from the landing site of early immigrants. It is also near the ancient Duwamish village hah-AH-poos, on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Duwamish Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. The Longhouse - as in ancient times - is the site where tribal business is conducted, and cultural and educational events are held including special events, workshops, demonstrations, and lectures are available to the public.

Duwamish Tribe website

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House is a longhouse-style facility on the UW Seattle campus. It provides a multi-service learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, as well as others from various cultures and communities to come together in a welcoming environment to share knowledge. 

Volunteer park is a 40-acre park in Seattle featuring walking paths, tennis courts, a conservatory, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Lakeview Cemetery. It is here that Kikisoblu, or Princess Angeline of the Duwamish tribe, was laid to rest in 1896. Princess Angeline was the daughter of Chief Seattle and an artist. People are able to pay respects to Princess Angeline at her gravesite.

Volunteer Park website