First & American Indian Nations Solidarity HUB

After more than 500 years where settlers to our continent have oppressed native peoples, how do settlers and First/American Indian Nations come together to reconcile and rebuild?  For the people using this hub, we begin wherever we are.  We begin by learning and doing and being in relationship -- relationships in solidarity with First/American Indian Nations.

UPCOMING EVENTS.  Check here for events happening around the region. If you are planning events or know of events that others would be interested in, please contact us so we can get added to the calendar.

OUR WORK.   Work with First Nations issues or in indigenous communities takes on a variety of shapes and sizes. Here you will be able to see some of the different ways that we can be in service to First Nations/American Indian communities or work in partnership on issues that impact both Indian and non-Indian communities.  It also means educating our non-Native individuals and communities on the issues in Indian Country and re-evaluating and informing our understanding, then taking action to revise, heal deepen and strengthen our relationship with the Original Peoples on this continent and across the globe.

RESOURCES.  There are several tools we can use to better inform and prepare ourselves to walk in Indian Country. Films, videos, publications, reference materials, etc. are available to help bring us some level of understanding of the historical, social, environmental, economic and cultural aspects of indigenous communities, the issues they face and how we, as non-Indians have contributed to those issues and how we can put forward a genuine effort at reconciliation.

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Lummi Hereditary Chief  Tsi'li'xw Bill James, on the beach at Cherry Point, says saving it is to preserve “the tribe’s very way of life.” It’s the site of an ancient Lummi village. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

Nisqually Elder Billy Frank, Jr.

Yakama Elder Virginia Beavert


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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: ‚Äč   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 »
UU Pacific Western Regional Assembly: April 27-29 in Portland, Ore. Last Updated on 2018-03-14 20:26:12   Updated information HERE!   Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, I am happy to announce that "Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience" will be the theme of our Regional Assembly, which will be held April 27-29, 2018, at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. I'm also happy to announce who some of our speakers will be. Our keynote speaker on Saturday, April 28, will be Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Before being elected to represent Washington State's 7th District in 2016, Congresswoman Jayapal was an immigration and labor activist in Seattle. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times and The Nation. She has been written about in Mother Jones as well as many other publications. The speaker at our worship service on Sunday, April 29,... More »
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