The Urban Native Education Alliance is recruiting language instructors for its Clear Sky Program.
Seattle has a large urban Native population, and the diversity is reflected in the recruitment. UNEA is seeking instructors in Apache, Chippewa, Lakota, Lushootseed, and Tlingit.
“Our youth want to learn basic introductions, blessing/prayer and simple greeting,” UNEA Chairwoman Sarah Sense-Wilson, Oglala Lakota, wrote in a letter to the community.
“This is an amazing opportunity for our youth to connect on a deeper level with their culture through language. Our youth are excited at the opportunity for deepening their ties to their tribes, which strengthens their identity and self-confidence.”
If you live in the Seattle region and are interested in teaching a language, contact Sense-Wilson at email@example.com.
The UNEA provides social, cultural and educational support services to Native youth and families. Its programs include the Seattle Clear Sky Native Youth Council and Native Youth Conference, Clear Sky Warriors Basketball Program, Native Pride Basketball Camp, Native Winter Film Festival, and Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony.