Potlatch Fund Gala

Alandra Washington (Kellogg) honors Jim Thomas (Potlatch Fund Chairman) with Shaun Peterson (artist)

Alandra Washington (Kellogg) honors Jim Thomas (Potlatch Fund Chairman) with Shaun Peterson (artist)

We nearly had a Board of Directors quorum last night at the annual mega-Gala hosted by the Potlatch Fund here in Seattle.  Scroll down for lots of pix.  We want to sincerely thank Potlatch for generously supporting our mission in our very first year.  The Potlatch Fund is awesome.   Last night, the Kellogg Foundation honored the Potlatch Fund with a national leadership award for their vision and for being a pioneer in supporting Indian leaders, artists, non-profits, and culture.  The Kellogg Foundation only hands out five such awards each year, so this is a pretty big deal.  We have the inside word the Indian Country Today will have a pretty good write up of the award, so stay posted. 

As for the Gala, it was held at the swanky Grand Hyatt Seattle, featured performances by Pura Fe and the Haida Heritage Foundation, oustanding MC work by Jim Thomas, and fantastic salmon. 

As for the attendees – everyone looked their finest as only us Natives can!

shookani, pam, clarita

shookani, pam, clarita

redworld, marc

redwolf, marc

craig, jill

craig, jill

tracy

tracy

matika and pamela

matika and pamela

charlotte

charlotte

mystique

mystique

sweetwater

sweetwater

pamela

pamela

Justin, Dana

Justin, Dana

leilani, matika, tracy, solana

leilani, matika, tracy, solana

Justin, Jill

Justin, Jill

theresa, craig, aaron

theresa, craig, aaron

jackie

jackie

mytyl, jackie, dawn

mytyl, jackie, dawn

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