Rename Wilson Pacific School to Robert Eaglestaff School
  • Petitioned José Banda

This petition was delivered to:

Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools
José Banda
Seattle Public Schools
District Board of Directors

Rename Wilson Pacific School to Robert Eaglestaff School

    1. Petition by

      Idle No More Washington

Robert Eaglestaff was a legendary and remarkable leader, as the principal of Indian Heritage School from 1989-1996 he left an indelible mark on our intertribal community. Under his guidance the Indian Heritage School was at its pinnacle, and a model for all urban intertribal alternative schools, serving as a program which balanced academic success with the cultural, traditional, and socio-historical uniqueness of tribal learners. Renaming the school will honor his lifelong commitment, dedication, and sacrifice to Indian Education and Native learners. The Eaglestaff family fully endorses and supports this effort as an honorable gesture of commemorating a great educator, leader, and community member.     

Photo of Wilson Pacific School at the 'Save the Murals' session in collaboration with Idle No More Washington (Sweetwater Nannauck) and the Backbone Campaign on April 23, 2013

Photo by Damien Conway 

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    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lawrence Pearman RIDGEVIEW, SD
      • about 1 month ago

      Robert Eaglestaff was a legendary and remarkable leader

    • Patrick Eagle Staff PORTLAND, OR
      • 4 months ago

      Robert lived our traditional values, he prepared our youth to meet the future. The education of our Native youth needs to be supplemented with our traditions, culture and values. Bob knew that and committed himself to making that positive change. What better way to validate Indian ways in education then, by honoring our Native Leaders. Rename the school.

    • Laura Thompson PORTLAND, OR
      • 4 months ago

      Bob Eagle Staff and a well respected man

    • Cheryl Beaver LAKEWOOD, CO
      • 4 months ago

      To recognize Native American people who have made a difference for the native people.

    • Frank Burns KENT, WA
      • 4 months ago

      Robert Eaglestaff was a asshole, I will personally give testimony to him kicking me & a few others out of IHHS "just cause he could" fuck him.


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