About 2018 Indigenous Sovereignty Programs

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Indigenous advisors thoughtfully shaped our 2018 series of programs, centering and celebrating Indigenous perspectives to increase the visibility of our local Indigenous communities—especially Coast Salish peoples of the Pacific Northwest and urban Indians.

This series celebrated the leadership of Seattle’s Native American communities, reflecting on what it means to live together on the ancestral lands of Indigenous Peoples, and considering strategies for decolonization and ally-building.


These programs would not have been possible without the insights and knowledge generously shared by the following experts, community contributors, and members of the Native Advisory Committee (NAC). 

  • Adriel Starren (Seminole)
  • Alice Tsootle (Kiowa)
  • Ashley Alvarez (Aleut)
  • Asia Tail (Cherokee of Oklahoma)
  • Ellany Kayce (Tlingit), NAC Coordinator
  • Fern Renville (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate)
  • Ken Workman (Duwamish)
  • Marjorie Morris (Tlingit)
  • Megan Bang (Ojibwe)
  • Minty Long Earth (Santee/Creek/Choctaw)
  • Paul Cheoketen (Saanich)
  • Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band S’Klallam)
  • Shannon Morrison (Tlingit)
  • Shena Brim (Choctaw/African American)
  • Storme Webber (Alutiiq/African American/Choctaw)
  • Susan Balbas (Cherokee/Yaqui)
  • Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole)