Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center


“The Daybreak Star Cultural Center is a Native American cultural center in Seattle, Washington, described by its parent organization United Indians of All Tribes as “an urban base for Native Americans in the Seattle area.” Located on 20 acres (81,000 m²) in Seattle’s Discovery Park in the Magnolia neighborhood, the center owes its existence to Bernie Whitebear and other Native Americans, who staged a generally successful self-styled “invasion” and occupation of the land in 1970 after most of the Fort Lawton military base was declared surplus by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Daybreak Star, a major nucleus of Native American cultural activity in its region, functions as a conference center, a location for pow wows, the location for a Head Start school program, and an art gallery.”

Located in a beautiful spot on a hill overlooking Puget Sound in Discovery Park, this is an important facility for Seattle.

Last year, Daybreak Star was unable to hold their annual Pow Wow during Seafair was canceled due to lack of funds. They also lost their funding for their Head Start program that has been there for over 20 years.

They need help. Donations can be given through this link on their website.




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