Canoe Journey. Photo: Steve Zugschwerdt

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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, whose ancestors have lived here and cared for these lands and waters since time immemorial. This acknowledgement does not take the place of authentic relationships with Indigenous communities, but serves as a first step in honoring the land we are on. These communities are still here, and many indigenous people are strong and thriving. We honor the people past and present who belong to this place.

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Discover Work by Native American Artists

Find Public Art by Native American Artists

This map highlights some of the incredible public artwork you can find in and around King County.

Delve into Regional History

Seattle is named for a hereditary chief of the Suquamish and Duwamish people, and many of our communities and landscape features have Indian names from the Lushootseed, or Puget Sound Salish, language. Learn more about Chief Seattle:


Learn More and Lean In

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Architectural illustration of the Canoe Center United Indians of All Tribes Foundation / Jones & Jones; Stephanie Bower

Canoe Center

For thousands of years, the Coast Salish people were stewards of the land and water. The waterways were the highways between all. This led to a vibrant and extensive canoe culture for the first peoples of this land. It is our dream to once again see canoes on the shores of a city that takes its name from the Chief of not just one, but two, tribes.” — United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

The Canoe Center will be located on the shores of Lake Union and include the Canoe Carving House and the Welcome House, where educational displays, a gift shop, a catering kitchen and a multi-use space for cultural events will be located. Construction is slated to begin in early 2024.

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Tune In and Listen

Daybreak Star Radio Network

A home for Indigenous music, Daybreak Star Radio Network plays everything from traditional drums, Pow Wow, Native flute, and rattles to R&B, Hip Hop, Rock & Roll, Metal, Funk, and more. This radio station is for all the Nations and all the music the people produce, write, create, and play.

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Banner Image: Canoe Journey | Steve Zugschwerdt


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