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Seattle FOR progam “Bridge Building with Native Americans”
May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation presents
Jonathan Betz-Zall on
“Bridge Building with Native Americans”
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70 St, Seattle – Near #5 bus.
All are welcome! Free, an offering will be taken. Info 206-789-5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Tlingit language, “Nakani” Means “Go-Between”, and that’s the role of the Nakani Native Program, the direct successor to the American Friends Service Committee’s Northwest Indian Program. The Indian Program ran for 50 years, during which it influenced Judge Boldt to award the tribes a substantial share of the salmon fishery and helped found the Tribal Canoe Journey which sparked the Northwest tribes’ successful cultural revival. Board member Jonathan Betz-Zall will describe Nakani’s continuation of this work and how supporters can help.
Jonathan Betz-Zall is a long-time FoR member and environmental justice activist, currently the Treasurer of Western Washington FoR. He retired from a long career as librarian and college instructor to work with the Nakani Native Program. He still helps lead neighborhood sing-alongs and dances frequently.