By November 04, 2022 Community
We celebrate this month as a nation in honor of Indigenous communities , remembering and acknowledging the strength and courage endured for hundreds of years. We also would like to acknowledge as an organization, we benefit from Indigenous land, the traditional territory of Coast Salish Peoples. We pay respects to their elders, both past and present, acknowledge that the native peoples of Washington State are still here, and honor their generations of stewardship.
This month we are also acknowledging National Day of Mourning on Thursday, November 24th and Native American Heritage Day on Friday, November 25th. If you would like to learn more about these days, visit our November Observations & Acknowledgments blog post for more information.
At Verity, we are committed to partnering with communities to co-create solutions so everyone can thrive in their financial lives. We are working to create lasting systemic change and acknowledge that we, Verity and our society, have a long way to go.
We invite you to learn more about Native American Heritage Month and how you can participate in events and support Indigenous communities in Western Washington. Native American Heritage Month – A website from the Library of Congress sharing information and events located throughout the nation.
Visit Seattle: Native American Cultural Heritage –Website sharing local resources and events happening throughout the month as well as all year.
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center – Local land base and community center created by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in the Seattle Magnolia neighborhood.
Suquamish Museum – A local museum that focuses on the history of the Suquamish tribe. Located in Suquamish, WA they are open Wednesday through Sunday.
Nakani Native Program – A recent recipient of our Microgrant program, the Nakani Native Program is a Seattle nonprofit formed to build and strengthen leadership in the Native community.