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Petitioning Mayor, City of Seattle Mike Mcginn and 20 others

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

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!

Letter to
Mayor, City of Seattle Mike Mcginn
State Representative Jamie Pedersen
State Representative Jessyn Farrell
and 18 others
State Senator Sharon Nelson
State Representative Steve Bergquist
State Representative Reuven Carlyle
State Senator David Frockt
State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon
State Representative Gerald Pollet
State Representative Frank Chopp
State Representative Sharon Santos
State Representative Gael Tarleton
Director, Washington State Department of Early Learning Dr. Bette Hyde
State Senator Bob Hasegawa
State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles
State Senator Adam Kline
State Senator Ed Murray
State Representative Eileen Cody
State Representative Eric Pettigrew
State Representative Zackary Hudgins
Washington Governor
We are heartbroken by the loss of the Head Start program at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle, which will be closing its doors in June after 27 years of existence. 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!