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UNEA celebrated Clear Sky 8th Annual Anniversary

On Tuesday March 8th UNEA celebrated Clear Sky 8th annual anniversary. Clear Sky 8 year anniversary marks a milestone, On Tuesday March 8th UNEA celebrated Clear Sky 8th annual anniversary. Clear Sky 8 year anniversary marks a milestonewe are taking time to pause, reflect and share together... Read More

‘Natives on the Rise’ Mentorship Project

This mentorship project was designed to increase 1:1 contact with local tribal leaders... Read More

Self Defense Training

On Tuesday and Thursday March 1stand 3rd, 12 Clear Sky Students enrolled in a special series on Self-Defense. Read More

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OUR MISSON

Our Mission

To collectively engage in cultural activities and promote educational achievement. We strive to enhance tribal identities, personal and community growth, and wellness. We advocate for justice, equality, and visibility in the Seattle community.

2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2016 BOD

Sarah Sense-Wilson, LMHC, CDP, WSGCC-I, NCGC-I

Sarah Sense-Wilson (Oglala, Sioux) serves as the elected Chair for the Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA). Sarah is committed to strengthening our urban Native community through tireless advocacy, organizing, and networking both within the Native community and greater King County area. Sarah’s educational background includes B.A. in Political Science, UW 1999, Chemical Dependency License 2004, and she completed her MA degree in Applied Psychology from Antioch University 2010.Sarah is a Washington State licensed Mental Health Counselor. Sarah is a certified Problem Gambling Counselor. Sarah and her partner Mark have one daughter who attends Western Washington University. Sarah enjoys her multiple volunteer roles and is highly motivated to improve academic and cultural enrichment experiences of our urban Native youth. Sarah believes both cultural knowledge and education are vital to strengthen and build the future for our urban Native community.

Vicki Pinkham

(Tlingit) Secretary currently works for the Seattle Indian Health Board as an Elder’s Case Manager serving the American Indian/Alaska Native Elder’s in the Seattle metropolitan area. Prior to joining the Health Board, Vicki worked for the Native American Center of Excellence at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Seattle Municipal Courts, and a minimum security prison. Vicki earned a B. A. in Sociology and Society & Justice from the University of Washington (UW) in 1997.

Gwen Lee

(Chinese) Treasurer currently works for the Seattle Indian Health Board as an Elder’s Case Manager serving the American Indian/Alaska Native Elder’s in the Seattle metropolitan area. Prior to joining the Health Board, Vicki worked for the Native American Center of Excellence at the University of Washington School of (incomplete)

David Allen

(Klamath) Member At Large currently works for the Seattle Indian Health Board as an Elder’s Case Manager serving the American Indian/Alaska Native Elder’s in the Seattle metropolitan area. Prior to joining the Health Board, Vicki worked for the Native American Center of Excellence at the

Herb Le Beau

(Cheyenne River Sioux), Member At Large

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH RECOGNITION

STUDENT MONTH

Ariana and Reyna Aleck

are in 7th grade at Whitman middle school. They enjoy going to the community center with their friends to play basketball. They are involved in after school sports. Ariana played basketball on the JV school team and also plays Ultimate Frisbee. She also play ball with our Native Warriors. Reyna is on the volleyball team and she plays ball with Native warriors. They were both involved with Clear Sky last summer in the Seattle Storm Leadership program and the twice weekly exercise/workout strengthening program. Both Girls are very active with their Alaska Native Culture. They dance in three different dance groups, and perform regularly. They are traveling to Alaska this June to perform in the Sealaska Celebration where over 40 dance and 2000 dancers come together to share song and dance. Ariana played basketball on the JV school team and also plays Ultimate Frisbee. She also play ball with our Native Warriors. Reyna is on the volleyball team and she plays ball with Native warriors. They were both involved with Clear Sky last summer in the Seattle Storm Leadership program and the twice weekly exercise/workout strengthening program. Both Girls are very active with their Alaska Native Culture.

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