My gift today was to reach out first my Rev. at my church about allyship working with local Indigenous People.
I know I can't speak for them but I would be happy to contact them to learn more. But before taking any action or before making any suggestions about what I thought my church might do, I thought I'd check in with her to learn about our church's history with the Duwamish Tribe.
Living on land that was taken by force and genocide leaves me always feeling a need to at least recognize the Native people of all the places I visit and live - and always feeling the need to say thank you, acknowledge their and my ancestors, and regularly (not just once) give back to the Indigenous People's current efforts. And I would also say I always feel the need for the continued conversation and revisiting education/outreach regarding issues of Indigenous People and racism (and lots of other isms).
After emailing with her, I sent the Duwamish Tribe office an email to begin with that and then I might do some liaison work between them and my church.
But also let her know about the Daybreak Star Center. I know that the Seattle Pow Wow was cancelled for example because of lack of funding. details herehttp://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jerrylarge/2018521152_jdl25.html
A few times a year there's an Art Mart that helps local Native American artists and fundraises for the United Nations of All Tribes Foundation Elder's Program.http://www.unitedindians.org/events003.html
She has planned an upcoming sermon on discovery so I sent her these links