Support Daybreak Star Native American Cultural Center -Seattle

Unite with United Indians of Seattle to support Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center making a difference for urban Native Americans in the Puget Sound area.
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Support Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center and Programs #Seattle

the HEART of the Puget Sound's Urban Native American Community

United Indians of All Tribes Humbly Asks for Your Help!

We are struggling at Daybreak Star Cultural Center.  Help us raise $125,000 to keep the doors open and programs operating until we can implement our new strategic plan.

We lost our Head Start funding, and the rental income which paid for building operating costs, due to Federal program cuts. Despite deep cutbacks and restructuring, we are temporarily coming up short. We have the plans to get back on our feet and become self-sustaining again.  With your help we are doing it.

Our goal is 60 days to raise the necessary funds. Follow this link to see the wonderful video about the important role Daybreak Star plays for Urban Indians, and our powerful history.

See our Story at the Seattle Times and King5 News

See our REWARDS GALLERY:  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-daybreak-star-native-american-cultural-center-seattle/x/460733?c=gallery

We need your help to keep providing services for Native Americans in the Puget Sound Area.

·  We must continue to support Seattle’s Native American Elders with gathering space, Lunch nutrition programs and opportunities to pass their heritage on to the next generation. 

·  We must keep up our support of Foster Care programs and Ina Maka home visiting for urban Indian Children, and provide outreach to keep them connected to their community and roots.

·  We must continue to provide cultural, religious and outplacement services for urban Indian inmates to help them regain their focus, and get back on their feet.

·  We must maintain our Labateyah Youth Home in Seattle for homeless adolescents to a have a safe place to stay and have shelter.

·  We must keep providing support for employment and educational opportunities through our Native Workforce Service Program.

·  We must maintain the historically important, central heart of the Pacific Northwest urban Indian community, The Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. We need it for community and cultural programs, and importantly, our Annual Seafair Pow Wow, where thousands of people from all of over the United States and Canada come to celebrate our Native cultural in unity.


Your financial support is critical during this time of transition, but we also need your moral and social support. After you have made your pledge,

Join us on Facebook and share and like our posts,

Follow us on Twitter, and spread the word to your followers.

Email this link to a friend, colleague or family member.

We’re the HEART of the Seattle Native American Community, bringing Urban Indians together to preserve their culture, heritage and identity.

From our leadership:

  "We envision this campaign as Phase I of three phases needed to launch Daybreak Star and UIATF to full self-sustainability. After this campaign we will enter Phase II,  strategically working with partners and grant makers to hire new leadership for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation.  Phase III will follow, realizing the foundations vision to become self-sustaining by investing in our amazing building and land.  We will be sharing more about these next steps to all our supporters as we put plans to the vision." 

About United Indians and Daybreak Star: 

Daybreak Star was born 43 years ago out of the Native Civil Rights movement of the late 1960s. Our mission is to provide educational, cultural, and social services to reconnect indigenous people in the Puget Sound region to their heritage by strengthening their sense of belonging and significance as native people. Rooted within the urban American Indian and Alaskan Native community, United Indians serves approximately 1,000 clients annually and acts as a cultural home for over 10,000 urban Indians. 

How the Daybreak Star came to be: 

To claim the Discovery Park bluff that serves as a spiritual and cultural respite in Seattle, local Native Americans in 1970 surrounded a military fort and scaled the fences.

The invasion of Fort Lawton, when more than 100 people covered razor wire with blankets to ensure Indians got a piece of Fort Lawton when it was decommissioned, is a proud moment for Seattle’s urban Indians.

It led to the construction of the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center and a vision for a 96,000-square-foot complex to commemorate and celebrate indigenous culture.

If you can't contribute to the cause monetarily, that doesn't mean you can't help! Share this campaign and video on your social media sites! Every tweet, tumblr post, and Facebook share makes a difference.

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And here are some of the rewards for your generosity:

"We envision this campaign as Phase I of three phases needed to launch Daybreak Star and UIATF to full self-sustainability. After this campaign we will enter Phase II,  strategically working with partners and grant makers to hire new leadership for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation.  Phase III will follow, realizing the foundations vision to become self-sustaining by investing in our amazing building and land.  We will be sharing more about these next steps to all our supporters as we put plans to the vision."  

Respectfully,

Board, Staff and Friends, united!

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation



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$31,141USD
raised by 234 people in 2 months
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$125,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on February 18, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Buy an Elder Lunch!

    Buy someone you respect lunch, better yet, buy them several lunches. The budget for our Lunch program for Elders was hit by nutrition program cuts effective Jan 1st. How can you resist?

    16 out of 1000 claimed

  • $10USD
    Fedora of Woven Cedar Bark

    Unique Fedora Woven Cedar Bark Hat- Skokomish by an anonymous artist who hand wove it here in Seattle. This is a work of art, and a collectable. We have only one! After donating, you'll be sent a short entry form based on our Contest Rules (link to contest rules at ow.ly/sILxR) You may enter once for each $10 donation. . See the photo on our update page or on our Facebook page: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151834005597478&

    15 out of 120 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $10USD
    Vintage Pendelton Jacket.

    Each donation will get you a thank you, and one entry into the contest to win this great Pendleton Coat. Matt Remle, of the Last Real Indian fame, donated this lovely Vintage Pendleton Jacket in a Size XL. It fits more like a L, as you can see in the photo of Abe Johnny wearing it, in our updates section. We’re limiting tickets to 60! After donating, you'll be sent a short entry form based on our Contest Rules ow.ly/sILxR Photo here : http://ow.ly/sIMgr

    8 out of 60 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $15USD
    Seafair Pow-wow Partner

    Support Seafair PowWow ! Without Daybreak Star, there is no Seafair PowWow. Donate to keep tradition alive and get a special Indiegogo ticket to pow-wow 2014. (dependent on whether pow-wow is held)

    9 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $25USD
    Thank You Blast!

    We blast our gratitude to your name over our social networks and tell the world that you supported Daybreak Star in its hour of need.

    26 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Certificate of gratitude

    We will send you a signed certificate expressing our deep gratitude to you for your generous support of Daybreak Star! The certificate will be signed by the hard working people behind the center's important work.

    16 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    UIATF Water Bottle

    You will receive a United Indians water bottle. You can hydrate with pride and tell the world that you have supported Daybreak Star's mission.

    16 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    Be an Elder Lunch Hero!

    Buy Groceries for our Elder Lunches. Our Seniors count on these weekly lunches for nutrition and community-building. We’ll use these funds to buy nutritious food and support for our Elder lunch program. Receive a thank you from our Elders.

    7 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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    $250USD
    Canoe trip on Lake Union

    You and four of your friends and family will spend two hours with master carver Sáádúúts on Lake Union. Children welcome. Lifevests provided. By arrangement with Sáádúúts during the summer of 2014.

    4 out of 4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $350USD
    Deerskin Moccasin Boots

    HandMade by a brother in the Native American Circle at Monroe's Twin Rivers Unit. Donated for this campaign in honor of our Native Religious Services Inmate Program. Hand Made deerskin traditional style moccasin boots. Tan deerskin Hand-stitched with fringe. Mens 10. GALLERY: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-daybreak-star-native-american-cultural-center-seattle/x/460733?c=gallery The moccasins were gifted by the Native American Circle at Monroe's Twin Rivers Unit Circle.

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
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    $375USD
    Elk hide drum by Tommy Segundo

    Beautiful one-of-a-kind 18" elk hide drum and drum stick created by Tommy Segundo, Katzie First Nation.

    1 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
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    $500USD
    Beaded Pipe & Tobacco Bag

    Hand Made black deerskin traditional style pipe bag. With intricate beading and fringe. 5 inches by 14 inches with beaded drawstring top. Hand stitches. See photos on updates and gallery (above) and Facebook for more details. The pipe/tobacco bag were gifted to daybreak star by the Native Circle at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. REWARDS GALLERY: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-daybreak-star-native-american-cultural-center-seattle/x/460733?c=gallery

    1 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $850USD
    Woven Cedar Bark Hat

    Unique Traditional Woven Cedar Bark Hat- Skokomish by an anonymous artist who wove it here in Seattle. This is a work of art, and a collectable. This is authentic, and we have only one! REWARDS GALLERY: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-daybreak-star-native-american-cultural-center-seattle/x/460733?c=gallery

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Original Artist Print

    Support at the $1,000 level and we will send you an original numbered artist print by a member of the Daybreak Star community. REWARDS GALLERY: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-daybreak-star-native-american-cultural-center-seattle/x/460733?c=gallery

    0 out of 9 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $1,500USD
    Personal luncheon and tour

    Meet the amazing and hardworking people behind Daybreak Star for a lunch and walking tour of the beautiful center and it's stunning ocean view landscape.

    1 out of 10 claimed

  • $1,500USD
    Custom Painted Tablecloth

    Custom Painted Tablecloth by Artist Doe Stahr Artist Doe Stahr has donated the creation of a custom painted tablecloth just for you, up to 72”. These are spectacular and can be done in many styles. Her artwork serves to make meeting rooms more culturally welcoming You consult with Doe on the look you want. http://deer-creek-studio.com/tables/

    0 out of 12 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Salmon Bake Event for 25

    What is more wonderful than a Salmon Bake! For your Birthday, Anniversary, Business Celebration or other Event! We will plan and create a Native salmon bake and serve up to 25 guests for you. This UNIQUE event includes a native american performance and facility rental Located in Seattle’s Magnolia Park, the most beautiful place to host an event. Contact the Daybreak star office for more details. For a mutually arranged date based upon availability. Must be used before December 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Wedding at Daybreak Star

    Wedding or another large event for up to 250 guests. It's your special day! Location - our gorgeous facility with marvelous view of Puget Sound! This is for a coveted Weekend spot, up to 5 hours for up to 250 people, and includes tables and chairs, and an on site coordinator. In Seattle’s Discovery Park, this is the most beautiful place to host an event Contact the Daybreak Star office for more details. Mutually arranged date based upon availability. Use before Dec 31, 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $7,500USD
    Salmon Bake Event for 50

    Salmon Bake fully catered sit down event- indoors or outdoors. For a Birthday, Anniversary, Business Celebration or other Event! We will plan and create a Native salmon bake and serve up to 50 guests for you. This special event even includes a performance. Located in Seattle’s Magnolia Park, this is the most beautiful place to host an event/ Contact the Daybreak star office for more details. This will be for a mutually arranged date based upon availability. Use before December 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Print by artist Marvin Oliver

    Own a print by the renowned artist Marvin Oliver, one of the Northwest Coast’s foremost contemporary sculptors and printmakers, who has made strides in the art world for the development and recognition of Native American Contemporary Fine Art. http://www.marvinoliver.com/ REWARDS GALLERY: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-daybreak-star-native-american-cultural-center-seattle/x/460733?c=gallery

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
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