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Blue Jay Brings Back the Moon Celebration

  • Daybreak Star Indian Culture Center 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way Seattle, WA 98199 (map)

Indigenous foods of America are represented in the Slow Food community in the program called Turtle Island. Slow Food Seattle has had the good fortune to develop a relationship with Na’ah Illahee Fund, a local Native women-led organization, who have an affiliation with Turtle Island. They have invited Slow Food Seattle to join in their annual celebration of Native American culture and community spirit!

Blue Jay, Northwest Coast Salish tribes' trickster character, who through his antics brings us laughter, pranks, and yes, even powerful lessons. In this traditional story from the Snoqualmie people, the cunning Blue Jay ventures out to bring Snoqual the Moon -- the Transformer, who has been kidnapped by the Dog Salmon people and taken to the Sky world, back to Earth to help prepare for the humans to arrive. 

4:00 PM: Reception with Art Show and Holiday Marketplace

  • Featuring local Native artists and beautiful handmade textiles from the Shipibo Indigenous women of the Amazon Rainforest!

6:00 - 8:30pm: Dinner and Celebration

  • A delicious organic/locally sourced dinner featuring traditional indigenous foods of the Americas.

  • Na'ah Illahee will be awarding their fifth annual Spirit of Indigenous Leadership award.

  • Presentations from the the Yahowt and Youth Programs.

  • Presentations from Grantee Partners of the Ahdanehi Women's Giving Circle.

This is an important fundraiser for our friends at Na’ah Illahee Fund. We encourage our membership to generously support this vital community organization.


Earlier Event: November 4
2018 Annual Meeting and Potluck
Later Event: December 2
Tuna Canning 2018