We gather as guests of the Duwamish People on their traditional, unceded land that touches the shared waters of other Coast Salish tribes.
We understand that their identity and richness of culture are deeply connected with the mountains, valleys, waterways and shorelines that surround us all.
We commit to learning about the Duwamish, other indigenous cultures, and historical and ongoing oppression of indigenous peoples.
We strive to nurture our relationship with indigenous peoples, especially our neighbors, by joining their efforts to work for social justice and to care for this land.
As part of our commitment to learning about the Duwamish, you are invited to attend a special online forum on Sunday March 7 from 11:15 – 12:30 entitled Ken Workman of the Duwamish People, Fourth generation great grandson of Chief Seattle, Speaks.
Ken will share with us about the Duwamish’s relationship with all living things, their language and spiritual beliefs, and the costs imposed on the Duwamish due to the government’s refusal to grant sovereignty to their tribe. Ken will encourage contributions to “Real Rent Duwamish” that help offset the lack of government funding that other tribes receive. There will be time for questions, and a Zoom link will be provided in the weekly email announcements. Please join us!