Daybreak Star Cultural Center, Seattle
In 1970, a small group of Northwest Native Americans and supporters led by the late Bernie Whitebear engaged in an occupation at Fort Lawton to reclaim a land base for Urban Indians living in and around Seattle. A twenty-acre site was eventually secured for this purpose in what is now Discovery Park. The Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center was completed by UIATF in 1977 and has become a hub of activity for Native peoples and supporters locally, nationally and internationally.By using our Seattle trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Daybreak Star Cultural Center and other attractions in Seattle.
The Foundation provides a wide variety of social, education and economic development opportunities, artistic and cultural activities with and for the Native community including:
• Sacred Circle Art Gallery & Gift Shop
• Annual Seafair Indian Days Powwow
• Foster Care Licensing, Indian Child Welfare
• Ina Maka Tribal Family Home Visiting
• Labateyah Youth Home & Organic Garden
• Northwest Native Canoe Center
• Daybreak Star Preschool
• Native Religious Services (DOC)
• Native Workforce and Education
• Many community events and collaborations
• Venue rentals for weddings, agency and company retreats, summer camps, and more
• Bernie Whitebear Ethnobotanical Garden
Daybreak Star Cultural Center Reviews
Daybreak Star Cultural Center is located in the 500 acred Discovery Park about 6 miles north of downtown Seattle. It is accessible via bike path from the waterfront trail. The building is 50 years old... more »
We visited to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land, and were pleased to find an active cultural centre in a beautiful setting. This is clearly a centre for people, rather than a disp... more »
Have to say one of my favorite places to visit. Breath taking views of Puget sound and the Olympic mountain for an exceptional background. Few picnic tables littered about for those packing in a lunch. Plenty of hiking trails near by with plenty of parking near by and restroom. You can get to this location via the bus 31, which runs a consistantly bus schedule so be aware of the time. This place is less known and a gem for those who are looking to escape the sounds of the city but so close you almost feel you are in a different place all together. Definitely a place to explore on multiple trips. Additionally check out and look up Fort Lawton , Magnolia another hidden gem and fir those who love history this is a must see place you will NOT be disappointed!!! Its like a ghost town but the buildings still standing. If you made it this far I have one last tip and must see the light house down below from the cliffs. The trail is accessible and a must do !!! When you complete your hike down to the light house you will be greeted with sandy beaches and some of the best views Seattle has to offer !!! Additionally seek out magnolia's village a extremely sleepy neighborhood with some great shops and foods !!!
Walking around this space was magical. The views of the ocean, the trails.. definitely didn't feel like I was in the city anymore. I will be returning here frequently.
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