OUR WORK (First Nations)

From working to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery to standing with First Nations to protect indigenous cultures, treaty rights of First Nations, sacred lands, and Mother Earth herself, UUs in the Northwest are becoming an ever stronger a voice of support, compassion and activism on behalf of indigenous nations everywhere.  They come to this work by asking the First Nations not how they can fix  problems for them, but how we can work together to save their people and ours.

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Lummi Council Member Jay Julius 
photoby Paul Anderson


 

 

 

 

 

Sacred Stone Camp, Standing Rock 
photo by Joe Brusky

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Solidarity with Power Paddle to Puyallup and Blanket Project, July 28 in Puyallup, Wash. Last Updated on 2018-05-18 17:15:20   Solidarity with Power Paddle to Puyallup   For ages the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest have gathered together for potlatches, or giveaways, sharing their gratitude with and for one another. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is hosting the Power Paddle to Puyallup in 2018. "Honoring Our Medicine" is the theme for the 2018 Paddle. Over 100 canoes will journey from as far north as Alaska and as far south as California for eight days of feasting, singing, dancing, drumming, and sharing through giveaways. When: July 28, 2018 Where: The Landing, Puyallup Tribal Lands near Port of Tacoma July 29 - August 4 Entire Event The Puyallup Blanket Project Learning Right Relations, is a group of non-tribal people working in solidarity with the Puyallup Canoe Family, by sponsoring a blanket project, helping with other giveaway items, and by volunteering for the... More »
Registration Open - Sanctuary Training & All-Issue Breakout Sessions, April 27 at Portland Regional Assembly Last Updated on 2018-04-16 19:38:27 More information Here Pre-Register Here Join UUs and Activists from across the Pacific Western Region at the UU Regional Assembly: April 27-29 in Portland, Ore.   Justice Training and Issue Networking When: ​   Friday Afternoon, April 27, 1 - 5 p.m. Where:   Double Tree Inn, Portland, Ore.   Conference ID for the Pacific Western Regional Assembly of the UUA NOT required to attend. Free and open to the public. More Information Here Pre-Register Here Gain important tools to better support Sanctuary efforts, learn about healthy partnerships, engage with Love Resists, connect with others, and make new friends.   Readying Ourselves for Solidarity with Sanctuary Efforts: Sanctuary has evolved to encompass more than just physical Sanctuary to now include, rapid response (Sanctuary in the Streets) and short-term Sanctuary. Both are grounded in a... More »
Sanctuary Training & All-Issue Breakout Sessions, April 27 at Portland Regional Assembly Last Updated on 2018-03-21 17:18:21 Join UUs and Activists from across the Pacific Western Region at the UU Regional Assembly: April 27-29 in Portland, Ore.   Justice Training and Issue Networking When: ​   Friday Afternoon, April 27, 1 - 5 p.m. Where:   Double Tree in, Portland, Ore.   Conference ID for the Pacific Western Regional Assembly of the UUA NOT required to attend. Free and open to the public.   Gain important tools to better support Sanctuary efforts, learn about healthy partnerships, engage with Love Resists, connect with others, and make new friends.   Readying Ourselves for Solidarity with Sanctuary Efforts: Sanctuary has evolved to encompass more than just physical Sanctuary to now include, rapid response (Sanctuary in the Streets) and short-term Sanctuary. Both are grounded in a justice accompaniment approach. We will examine the role of criminalization in the... More »
Faith Action Network: Thanks for Successful Fundraiser, Oppose GOP Tax Plan, Events & Opportunities Last Updated on 2017-11-25 14:26:54     Our hearts are still full and our resolve strengthened by the good spirit and success of our Annual Dinner last Sunday, Nov. 19. More than 450 people gathered in Renton to celebrate Faith Action Network’s statewide, interfaith movement for justice and raise critical funds to sustain our work for the challenges ahead. The theme “Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public,” as quoted by Dr. Cornel West, guided the evening. People from 20 different faith traditions, unions and community groups were inspired by the message of keynote speaker Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu: "Our union as a nation is more durable than the forces of divisiveness,” she said. "We refuse to be isolated. We refuse to be divided; we must refuse the invitation to embrace hatred. People of good will – people of faith – must show up with a... More »
FAN Update: Nov. 19 Fundraiser Dinner, Contact Congress about Tax Act Last Updated on 2017-11-17 17:32:15   Make Your Voice Count in Congress The Tax Cut & Jobs Act (HR 1) was passed out of House Ways and Means Committee last Thursday by a party-line vote. Both Congressman Dave Reichert (8th District) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (1st District) are members of that committee. House leadership plans a floor vote by this Thursday. In the Senate, the Finance Committee, also revealed the Senate Republican tax plan, and leadership is looking at a vote after their Thanksgiving recess. This plan is bad for Washington for three key reasons: This tax reform plan is fiscally irresponsible and will surge the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. It will threaten the future funding of critical federal programs, such as Medicaid,... More »