Seattle Decision Makers: Support a new Native preschool in Seattle!
  • Petitioned Mike Mcginn

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Mayor, City of Seattle
Mike Mcginn
Director, Washington State Department of Early Learning
Dr. Bette Hyde
Washington Governor
Washington-043B
State Rep. Frank Chopp
Washington-037
State Sen. Adam Kline
Washington-043
State Sen. Jamie Pedersen
Washington-034A
State Rep. Eileen Cody
Washington-037B
State Rep. Eric Pettigrew
Washington-011A
State Rep. Zackary Hudgins
Washington-036B
State Rep. Gael Tarleton
Washington-037A
State Rep. Sharon Santos
Washington-036
State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Washington-043A
State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw
Washington-046B
State Rep. Jessyn Farrell
Washington-034
State Sen. Sharon Nelson
Washington-011B
State Rep. Steve Bergquist
Washington-036A
State Rep. Reuven Carlyle
Washington-046
State Sen. David Frockt
Washington-034B
State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon
Washington-046A
State Rep. Gerald Pollet
Washington-011
State Sen. Bob Hasegawa

Seattle Decision Makers: Support a new Native preschool in Seattle!

    1. Petition by

      Pam Nason

Less than 2 weeks ago, we learned that our Early Head Start and Head Start early childhood education programs at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle will be defunded after June 30, 2013. The Head Start preschool at United Indians has been in existence for 27 years, and we have had hundreds of Native students as well as non native students of other backgrounds come through our doors.


We are heartbroken by the loss of this program. But this is a new day, and we are ready to make a new path forward. Early childhood education is one of the most critical investments we can make for our children’s future. Native kids in Seattle need a preschool program that nurtures their brains, bodies, and spirits, and that helps them know and love their community, their traditions, and themselves.


Please invest in our lil Native learners and families. Support the Native community organizing ourselves to build the education systems we need. Please help us start a new Native preschool in Seattle!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      The world is in chaos not because of violence by bad people but because of silence of good people.

      Ritu Ghatourey

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    • Patricia Freeman ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • 8 months ago

      Every child deserves and education...even Native preschoolers!

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    • Michelle Wilcox SEATTLE, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because non-Native foster and adoptive parents need resources for helping the children entrusted to them to maintain their cultural heritage.

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    • Karem Orrego WEST JORDAN, UT
      • over 1 year ago

      Schools are important for our education.

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    • Angeline Peppe BELLEVUE, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      This cause is important to me because the traditions and languages of our myriad Native American peoples should not be lost. There should be a Native preschool so children of the cultures in the area can learn their languages from a young age to achieve true fluency. Languages cannot be allowed to die out. Languages are important, languages are culture, tradition and society. We are shaped by our languages as we shape them in turn. It is a great circle.

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