Western Washington SPJ Pro Chapter Diversity Directory


Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens, Central Building, Suite 350, 810 3rd Ave (between Columbia & Marion Streets) Seattle, WA 98104, 206-684-0500. The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens supports healthy aging, independent living, and social and civic engagement, all to make a difference in the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities. http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/seniorsdisabled/mosc/

Senior Citizen Resources, including Senior Information and Assistance, Senior Rights Assistance, Senior citizen activity and recreation centers, Homesharing for Seniors available at: http://www.seattlefinehomes.com/html/seniors.html

Gray Panthers of Seattle, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle WA 98103-6900, (206) 675-8859. Mission: Work for social and economic justice and peace for all people. We are located in room 225 in the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. Regular meetings are held in room 223 on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 am to 12 pm. All are welcome. http://www.scn.org/graypanthersofseattle/

Options for Seniors, Options for Seniors is your best choice for senior housing placement in the greater Seattle area as we offer a complete online resource of senior living services. http://www.optionsforseniors.com/index.html

Washington State Senior Citizen’s Lobby, 1501 S. Capitol Way, Rm. 102
Olympia, WA 98501, Telephone: 360.754.0207, Fax: 360.956.0362The Senior Citizens' Lobby works through elected officers; a Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and a Nominations & Review Committee. The Senior Citizens' Lobby is a forum for senior advocacy groups thoughout the state of Washington. These groups come together to analyze issues, develop positions, resolve positions, and determine actions to be taken. http://www.waseniorlobby.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=1

State of Washington Aging & Disability Services Administration , Serving adults with chronic illnesses or conditions and people of all ages with developmental disabilities. Find in-home services, residential care (assisted living, nursing home), resources to pay for care, possible state and federal benefits, legal and financial planning, and aging health information. Contact information for statewide offices available at http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/

Senior Resources, comprehensive list, http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/xml/abtus/ourorg/humsvcs/altc/pierceseniorinfosrcenters.pdf

American Muslims

Allied Media demographics on American Muslims at http://www.allied-media.com/AM/ . Information includes the category of “Underrepresented Occupations for Muslims,” with the top category being “Journalist/Editor.”

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Seattle , Welcome to our Ahmaidyya Muslim Community of Seattle's site. This site provides infomation for our community to aid in it's various religious and community service activities. The community center and mosque address is 19212 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036. The phone number is 425-778-1861. Contact email is info@amiseattle.org. http://amiseattle.org/default.aspx

Islamic School of Seattle, 720 25th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, Phone 206-329-5735, 206-860-1543 (Preschool-K), Fax 206-957-0588, Email office@islamicschoolofseattle.org. In 1980, five American Muslim women came together to start a school incorporating Islamic ideals with the best practices of education. In 1980, five American Muslim women came together to start a school incorporating Islamic ideals with the best practices of education. http://www.islamicschoolofseattle.org/default.aspx

Arab American

Al Jazeera English is the world’s first global English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. From this unique position, Al Jazeera English is destined to be the English-language channel of reference for Middle Eastern events, balancing the current typical information flow by reporting from the developing world back to the West and from the southern to the northern hemisphere. The channel gives voice to untold stories, promotes debate, and challenges established perceptions. Online at: http://english.aljazeera.net/English

American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Seattle Chapter , info@adcseattle.org.

Arab Center of Washington, 12525 28th Ave NE, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98125, http://www.arabcenter.net/ Website has contact submission form. The Arab Center of Washington (ACW) is a cultural organization dedicated to promoting the rich and vibrant Arab culture in Washington State.

Arab American Community Coalition of Washington State, P.O. Box 31642 Seattle, WA 98103 Phone: (206) 634-9001, Fax: (206) 547-8607
info@theaacc.org Mission is to Actively reach out to institutions in the Greater Puget Sound area to build partnerships, Represent the Arab American community in the State of Washington when meeting with public officials and other personnel in positions of authority, Provide speakers and resources that will highlight the Arab and Arab American culture in the Greater PugetSound area, Provide an avenue for members of the Arab American community to communicate their concerns about their personal safety, report attacks and harassment, and to obtain information about their options for dealing with such incidents.

Allied Media Demographics, from the site: Arab-Americans Well-Educated, Diverse, Affluent & Highly Entrepreneurial Over 4 Million Americans Trace Ancestry to Arab Countries http://www.allied-media.com/Arab-American/Arab%20american%20Demographics.htm

Arab American Institute, 1600 K Street, NW Suite 601, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 429-9210, Fax: (202) 429-9214, Media contact: Christina Zola, Director of Communications
czola@aaiusa.org As the only national organization that promotes Arab American participation in the U.S. electoral system, AAI has developed a host of services, from voter education to liaison with the national parties, to support the community’s activities. We are also the leading policy and research organization on domestic and policy concerns of Arab Americans. Through ongoing meetings with members of the Administration and Congress, a variety of publications and issue briefs, media and direct member mobilization, AAI maintains a strong presence among policy makers who impact our issues. http://www.aaiusa.org/

The Seattle Arabic Language Meetup Group, Want to practice your Arabic? Meetup with others in your area who are also interested in the Arabic language. All ages and levels of proficiency are welcome! http://arabic.meetup.com/256/

Asian American/Pacific Islander/South Asian

Asian Bar Association of Washington, http://www.abaw.org/ Welcome to the new ABAW website. This site features a searchable member profile database and information about ongoing ABAW committees. Please email president@abaw.org for any other requests.

Asian Counseling and Referral Service, 720 8th Avenue South, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104, Phone: 206-695-7600 (or 206-774-2417 for office hours during inclement weather) Seattle, WA 98104, Bellevue Office: 720 8th Avenue South, Suite 200, 1420 156th Ave. NE Suite G (adjacent to Crossroads Mall) Bellevue, WA 98007 For appointments or information, please call the Seattle main office. Mission: To promote social justice and the well being and empowerment of Asian Pacific American individuals, families and communities - including immigrants, refugees and native born - by developing, providing and advocating for innovative community-based multi-lingual services.

Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Founded in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national membership and philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. http://www.aapip.org/about.php?section=chapters&sub=chapter8

Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter, Seattle Chapter JACL, 316 Maynard South, Seattle, Washington, The JACL is a membership organization whose mission is to secure and maintain the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others victimized by injustice. While the JACL's founding mission was focused on protecting the civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry, today we are committed to protecting the rights of all segments of the Asian Pacific American community.

State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, 210 11th Ave SW · RM 301 · PO Box 40925, Olympia, Washington 98504-0925 PH: 360.725.5667, FX: 360.586.9501, Email: capaa@capaa.wa.gov Mission: To improve the well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) by insuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education, and other areas. (RCW 43.117.110)

Wing Luke Asian Museum, The Wing Luke Asian Museum engages the Asian Pacific American communities and the public in exploring issues related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans. A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the Wing Luke Asian Museum is the premier pan-Asian Pacific American museum in the country. Believing that the culture and traditions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants should be preserved and taught, Wing envisioned a place to present the history and important issues of Asian Americans. The Wing Luke Asian Museum was founded to fulfill that vision. First Thursday of every month is free. East Kong Yick Building, 719 South King Street in Chinatown-International District, Seattle, WA. (206) 623-5124, http://www.wingluke.org/home.htm

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, 3818 212th ST SE, Bothell WA 98021, (425) 483-7115. The HTCC effort was begun in the early 1980's to fulfill the need of the community for a place of worship, to celebrate festivals and other important occasions. http://www.htccwa.org/

African American

African American Partners for Prosperity, Founded in 2004 by L. David Tyner, III and Dr. Andrew Harris, the AAPP (African-American Partners For Prosperity) is a 501 C(3) non-profit organization whose vision is to inform, educate and advocate on behalf of Minority Business Owners (MBO’s) experiencing extremely disproportionate contracting results within the public-private sector throughout the state of Washington. http://www.aapp-wa.org/

Seattle African American Comfort Program, The mission of the Seattle African American Comfort Program (SAACP) is advocating, creating and coordinating culturally respectful end-of-life services for African Americans. Our goal is to provide education about access, medical, psychosocial, spiritual and legal services to African Americans who are facing end-of-life issues and considering hospice. 1508 East Prospect St, Seattle WA 98112, (206) 239-8189, raleigh@saacp.org, http://www.saacp.org/

African American Academy, The mission of the African American Academy is to meet the needs of African American and all children, providing them with an academic and African-centered education: nurturing them, in order to meet their emotional needs, while helping them to develop positive social and cultural skills which will enable them to become leaders of tomorrow. The multi-age classroom model under which we operate is all-inclusive, and addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of our scholars. Instruction at the Academy places an emphasis on the history, culture, and heritage of African and African American people, using an interdisciplinary model which reaches every classroom and grade level. (206) 252-6650 http://www.seattleschools.org/schools/aaa/

Horn of Africa Services, Horn of Africa Services (HOAS) is a multi-lingual, multicultural nonprofit organization offering individual and family counseling and referral services. We respond to the health, employment, housing and educational needs within communities from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, and neighboring countries who are living in the Greater Seattle area.HOAS provides services by bilingual staff speaking in Amharic, Oromo, Tigrigna, and Somali. 4714 Rainier Avenue South, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98118, Rainier: (206) 760-0550, Yesler Terrace: (206) 344-5872, Highpoint: (206) 935-3705, Rainier Vista (206) 723-7424, http://www.hoas.org/

Washington State Commission on African American Affairs, 210 11th Ave SW, Suite 301A, Olympia, WA 98504 • PO Box 40926, Olympia, WA 98504-0926, 360-725-5664, http://www.caa.wa.gov/index.shtml Commission Board members and staff work hard to Recommend policies and programs that will improve service to Black people, Share information inside and outside of state government, Reach out to the Black community and to government agencies, Perform ceremonial and public relations duties.


Disabled Parking in the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Transportation
PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA 98124-4996. Call SDOT at (206) 684-ROAD (7623) or send an email to carbina.resendez@seattle.gov Based on Washington State law, the City of Seattle allows on-street parking at no cost to holders of Disabled Parking Permits, which are issued by the State of Washington. http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/disabledparking.htm

State of Washington Aging & Disability Services Administration , Serving adults with chronic illnesses or conditions and people of all ages with developmental disabilities. Find in-home services, residential care (assisted living, nursing home), and resources to pay for care, possible state and federal benefits, legal and financial planning, and aging health information. Contact information for statewide offices available at http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/

Seniors and Adults with Disabilities, The City of Seattle and the Seattle Human Services Department promote a high quality of life, independence and choice for older people and adults with disabilities. Other programs in Seattle for adults with disabilities are most easily accessed through the 211 Community Information Line, by dialing 211 or 1-800-621-4636. http://www.cityofseattle.net/humanservices/seniorsdisabled/

Washington State Agencies Serving Individuals with Disabilities , Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Administered by Seattle Public Library, WTBBL 2021 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-2783, Phone: 206-615-0400 or 800-542-0866 or (TTY) 206-615-0418. This site provides information on Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted, SightConnection , Washington Assistive Technology Alliance, Washington State Department of Services for the Blind, Washington State School for the Blind, an the Washington Instructional Resource Center for the Visually Impaired. http://www.wtbbl.org/stateagencies.html

University of Washington DO-IT Resources, (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) DO-IT serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. DO-IT creates and distributes an extensive collection of resources for people with disabilities and their advocates, educators, and administrators. This list of 16 links provides information about employment, resources, education and assistance for the disabled. http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/


Equal Rights Washington, Equal Rights Washington (ERW) works to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Washingtonians. PO Box 12216, Seattle, WA 98102 206-324-2570 http://www.equalrightswashington.org/

Greater Seattle Business Association, Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) 400 East Pine Street, Suite 322 Seattle, WA 98122, (206) 363-9188. http://www.thegsba.org/ VISION: A Vibrant global economy strengthened through the full participation of diverse local communities. GSBA MISSION: To combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the LGBT Community and those who support equality for all.

Seattle Pride, Purpose: To Coordinate and Promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Events in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, which Celebrate the Present, Envision the future, and Honor the Past. Seattle Pride® is a month long celebration during June. Seattle Pride is one of the largest Pride events in the country, has no paid staff, and an all volunteer Board of Directors. Seattle Pride is the second largest parade in Seattle. http://www.seattlepride.org/ , 206.322.9561.

Image Collective, We are a group of Gay amateur and professional photographers in the Seattle area that meets regularly to share artistic ideas, resources and techniques. Email: newmember@imagecollective.org. http://www.imagecollective.org/

Three Dollar Bill Cinema provides access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families, and a forum for LGBT filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences. We curate themed screenings throughout the year and produce programs in partnership with other arts, cultural, and service delivery organizations in the Greater Seattle area. 1122 E. Pike St. #1313, Seattle, WA 98122, 206-323-4274 phone, 206-323-4275 fax http://www.seattlequeerfilm.com/

Lesbian Service Center, 227 S. Orcas St. Seattle, WA 98108, 206.322-DYKE(3953). The Lesbian Resource Center is a community-based organization committed to advancing the status of lesbians by combating all forms of oppression and by promoting empowerment, visibility, and social change. http://www.lrc.net/

SEATTLE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, 1122 East Pike Street, POB 1010 Seattle, WA 98122, 206.323.LGBT (5428). The Seattle LGBT Community Center mission is to provide opportunities and tools for LGBT individuals, organizations and communities that ensure their voices can be heard, included and affirmed; to be a place to engage, organize and effect change. http://www.seattlelgbt.org/


El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144, 206-329-9442. El Centro de la Raza seeks to raise the awareness level of the general public, politicians, business and civic leaders toward the needs of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States and to help the Chicano/Latino community in the Seattle/King County area empower itself. Our purpose is to provide services in a culturally competent manner to Latino and other low-income families and individuals of all ages, so that they may develop self-sustainability and may more fully participate in society. http://www.elcentrodelaraza.com/

Seattle Latino Networking Professionals, The Seattle Latino/a Networking Professionals Meetup Group is a networking organization of highly motivated individuals from across all professional sectors such as business, finance, technology, and government affairs. The group goal is to provide opportunities for Latino/a professionals to grow their networks and develop their careers. http://hispanicdems.meetup.com/35/

Hispanic Seafair Organization Rios Cantor, PS, ATTN: HSO, 811 First Ave, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104, 206-749-5600. The Hispanic SEAFAIR Organization (HSO) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington. For over 28 years, HSO has celebrated Hispanic culture, and promoted opportunities and advancement for Hispanic women in our community. http://hispanicseafair.com/

Washington State Republican National Hispanic Assembly, P. O. Box 298, Redmond, WA 98073-0298 Our goal is to increase the influence of conservative Hispanics in the political process. The mission of the RNHA is to build a membership organization to foster the principles of the Republican Party in the Hispanic community; to provide Hispanic Americans with a forum to play an influential role in local, state, and national Party activities; to increase the number of Hispanic Republican elected officials; and to create and maintain a network of Hispanic Republican leaders. http://www.wrnha.org/

Immigrant/Minority Health Care:

EthnoMed.orgThe EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.” Offers cultural specific pages on: Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Hmong, Oromo, Somali, Tigrean, Vietnamese, and Other groups . EthnoMed offers links to Clinical Topics, Community HouseCalls, Immigration, Patient Education and Pearls of Cross Cultural Care. Clinical topics include Asthma, Cancer, Death, Depression, Dermatology, Diabetes, Herbal Medicine, Interpreted Visits, Mental Health, Nurse-to-Patient Communicatino, Nutrition, Peripartum and Infant Care, Refugee Health, Traditional Medicine, Tuberculosis. Sponsored by Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 206-744-3000 and the University of Washington, 206-543-2100.

Center for Cross-Cultural Research, Department of Psychology, Western Washington University Bellingham, WA 98225-9089 http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~culture/ The Center for Cross-Cultural Psychology was established for the scientific study of and education about cultural influences on human psychological functioning. Questions concerning the Center and its activities should be addressed to either George Cvetkovich, Interim Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research (Phone: 360-650-3544, Fax: 360-650-7305)or Dale Dinnel, Chair, Department of Psychology, (Phone: 360-650-3522).

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program, Pacific Medical Center, 4700 42nd Ave SW, Suite 580, Seattle, WA 98116, 206 860 0329, fax 206 860 0334, email administration@xculture.org, http://www.xculture.org. Since 1992, the CCHCP has been addressing broad cultural issues that impact the health of individuals and families in ethnic minority communities in Seattle and nationwide. Recognizing the diversity and the different ways to health, the mission of the Cross Cultural Health Care Program is to serve as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to ensure full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.


Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2031 Third Avenue - Seattle, WA 98121, (206) 443-5400, Our mission, here at the Jewish Federation is to ensure Jewish survival and enhance the quality of Jewish life locally, in Israel and worldwide. http://www.jewishinseattle.org/

Jewish Family Service of Seattle, 1601 - 16th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, 206-461-3240. In 1889, just five months and five days after the Great Seattle Fire, the United States Congress carved the State of Washington out of what had once been the Oregon Territory. Three years later, before the Great Northern Railway's transcontinental line had even reached Seattle, a group of 37 local women came together, reaching out to the hundreds of European and Mediterranean Jews arriving in the American West. Thus, Seattle's Jewish Family Service was off and running. That was 1892...and we've never looked back. http://www.jfsseattle.org/

Anti-Defamation League, Pacific Northwest, 206) 448-5349 http://regions.adl.org/pacific-northwest/ Created over sixty-five years ago, the Pacific Northwest office is dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred and bigotry. To stop the defamation of Jewish people.

Native American/Alaska Native

Committee on Indian Affairs United States Senate, 838 Hart Office Building Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-2251 comments@indian.senate.gov

Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell, committee member

915 Second Avenue
Suite 3206
Seattle, WA 98174
206-220-6404 - FAX

U.S. Federal Courthouse
W. 920 Riverside, Suite 697
Spokane, WA 99201
509-353-2547 - FAX

Marshall House
1313 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-696-7844 - FAX

825 Jadwin Avenue,
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 946-8106
(509) 946-6937 - FAX

950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 615
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-572-5879 FAX

2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9B
Everett, WA 98201
425-303-8351 FAX

Washington State Governor's Office of Indian Affairs The Governor's Office of Indian Affairs, recognizing the importance of sovereignty, affirms the government-to-government relationship and principles identified in the Centennial Accord to promote and enhance tribal self-sufficiency and serves to assist the state in developing policies consistent with those principles. 210 - 11th Avenue SW, Suite 415, PO Box 40909, Olympia, WA 98504-0909, Phone: 360-902-8827, Fax: 360-902-8829 http://www.goia.wa.gov/default.htm, E-Mail: rgeorge@goia.wa.gov

Inupiaq [Inupiat] - Alaska Native Cultural Profile from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine: http://nnlm.gov/archive/20061109155450/inupiaq.html

Tribal Entities Listed by State: Washington, N orthwest Region, from the Federal Register.

Indian Child Welfare Act = IWCA.

Agency: Colville Agency, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Colville Agency, Business Council P.O. Box 150 (509) 634-2200, (509) 634-4116

Joseph A. Pakootas, Chairperson Nespelem, WA 99155-0150

Colville Business Council, ICWA, P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155–011; Phone: (509) 634–2200; Fax: (509) 634–4116.

Agency: Makah Agency, Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation

Makah Indian Tribal Council P.O. Box 115 (360) 645-3236 (360) 645-2788 Ben Johnson, Jr., Chairman Neah Bay, WA 98357-0115

Makah Indian Tribal Council, Vickie Carlson, ICWA Caseworker, Makah Family Services, P.O. Box 115, Neah Bay, WA 98357–0115, mtcicwa@centurytel.net; Phone: (360) 645–3257; Fax: (360) 645–2806.

Agency: Olympic Peninsula Agency, P.O. Box 48, (360) 533-9100, (360) 533-9141, Ray Maldonado, Superintendent, Aberdeen, WA 98520.

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation P.O. Box 536 (360) 273-5911 (360) 273-5914 David Burnett, Chairman Oakville, WA 98568

Chehalis Business Council, Nancy Dufraine, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 536, Oakville, WA 98568–9616; Phone: (360) 273–5911; Fax: (360) 273–5914.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe P.O. Box 2547 (360) 577-8140 (360) 577-7432 John Barnett, Chairman, Longview, WA 98632-8594

Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Carolee Morris, ICWA Director, P.O. Box 2547, Longview, WA 98632–8594; Phone: (360) 577–8140; Fax: (360) 577–7432.

Hoh Tribal Business Committee 2464 Lower Hoh Road (360) 374-6582, (360) 374-9788, Mary K. Leitka, Chairwoman Forks, WA 98331

Hoh Tribal Business Committee, Ruth King, ICWA Contact, 2464 Lower Hoh Road, Forks, WA 98331; Phone: (360) 374–6582; Fax: (360) 374–6549.

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Council 1033 Old Blyn Hwy. (360) 683-1109 (360) 681-4643 Wm. Ron Allen, Chairman Sequim, WA 98382

Jamestown Skallam Tribal Council, Liz Mueller, ICWA Specialist, 1033 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA 98382; Phone: (360) 681–4628; Fax: (360) 681–7288.

Lower Elwha Tribal Council 2851 Lower Elwha Road (360) 452-8471, (360) 452-3428 Frances G. Charles, Chairwoman Port Angeles, WA 98363.

Lower Elwha Tribal Community Council, Patricia Elofson, ICWA Contact, 2851 Lower Elwha Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363–9518; Phone: (360) 452–8471; Fax: (360) 452–3428.

Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation

Quileute Tribal Council P.O. Box 279 (360) 374-6163 (360) 374-6311Russell Woodruff, Sr., Chairman LaPush, WA 98350.

Quileute Tribal Council, Margret Ward, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 279, LaPush, WA 98350–0279; Phone: (360) 374–4325; Fax: (360) 374–6311.

Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation

Shoalwater Bay Tribal Council P.O. Box 130 (360) 267-6766 (360) 267-6778 Charlene Nelson, Chairman Tokeland, WA 98590-0130.

Shoalwater Bay Tribal Council, Katherine Horne, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 130, Tokeland, WA 98590; Phone: (360) 267–6766; Fax: (360) 267–0247.

Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation

Skokomish Tribal Council, N. 80 Tribal Center Road, (360) 426-4232 (360) 877-5943, Gordan James, Chairman, Skokomish Nation, WA 98584.

Skokomish Tribal Council, Kristin Hart, Terrie Remick, ICWA Contact, N. 80 Tribal Center Road, Shelton, WA 98584–9748; Phone: (360) 426–7788; Fax: (360) 877–6585.

Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation

Squaxin Island Tribal Council, 70 SE Squaxin Lane, (360) 426-9781, (360) 426-6577, James L. Peters, Chairman, Shelton, WA 98584-9200

Squaxin Island Tribal Council, Linda Charette ICWA Contact, SE 70 Squaxin Lane, Shelton, WA 98584–9200; Phone: (360) 427–9006; Fax: (360) 427–1957.

Agency: Puget Sound Agency, 2707 Colby Avenue, Suite 1101, (425) 258-2651, (425) 258-1254

Judith R. Joseph, Superintendent, Everett, WA 98201-3528

Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation

Lummi Indian Business Council 2616 Kwina Road (360) 384-1489 (360) 380-1850 Darrell Hillaire, Chairman Bellingham, WA 98226

Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Kim Goes Behind, ICWA Contact, 1790 Bayon Road, Bellingham, WA 98225; Phone: (360) 738–0848; Fax: (360) 738–0068.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation

Muckleshoot Tribal Council 39015 172nd Avenue, S.E. (253) 939-3311 (253) 939-5311 John Daniels, Jr., Chairman Auburn, WA 98092.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Sharon Hamilton, ICWA Specialist, 39015 172nd Avenue, SE, Auburn, WA 98092; Phone: (253) 939–3311; Fax: (253) 939–5311

Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation

Nisqually Indian Community Council 4820 She-Nah-Num Drive, S.E. (360) 456-5221 (360) 438-8618 Dorian S. Sanchez, Chairman Olympia, WA 98513-9199.

Nisqually Indian Community, Jim Phonias, ICWA Contact, 4820 She-Nah-Num Drive, SE, Olympia, WA 98513; Phone: (360) 456–5221; Fax: (360) 407– 0318.

Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington

Nooksack Indian Tribal Council P.O. Box 157 (360) 592-5176 (360) 592-2125 Narcisco Cunanan, Chairman Deming, WA 98244-0157.

Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington, Bobbie Hillaire, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 648, Everson, WA 98247; Phone: (360) 592–5176; Fax: (360) 592–2125.

Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe 31912 Little Boston Road, N.E. (360) 297-2646 (360) 297-7097, Ronald G. Charles, Chairman, Kingston, WA 98346.

Port Gamble Indian Community, Vickie Doyle, ICWA Contact, 31912 Little Boston Road, NE, Kingston, WA, 98346; Phone: (360) 297–7623; Fax: (360) 297–4452.

Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation

Puyallup Tribal Council 1850 Alexander Avenue, (253) 597-6200 (253) 680-5996, Herman Dillon, Sr., Chairman Tacoma, WA 98421.

Puyallup Tribe, Sandra Cooper, ICWA Liason, 1850 Alexander Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98421; Phone: (253) 573–7827; Fax: (253) 680–5998.

Samish Indian Tribe

Samish Indian Nation P.O. Box 217 (360) 293-6404 (360) 299-0790, Ken Hansen, Chairman

Anacortes, WA 98221.

Samish Indian Tribe of Washington, Keeley Titus, ICWA Specialist, P.O. Box 217, Anacortes, WA 98221; Phone: (360) 293–6404; Fax: (360) 299–0790.

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington

Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Council 5318 Chief Brown Ln. (360) 436-0131 (360) 436-0242, Gloria Y. Green, Chairperson, Darrington, WA 98241-9421.

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington, Eldora Poitra, ICWA Director, 5318 Chief Brown Lane, Darrington, WA 98241; Phone: (360) 436–1400; Fax: (360) 436–1870.

Snoqualmie Tribe

Snoqualmie Tribal Organization, P.O. Box 670, (425) 222-6900 (425) 222-7798, Bill Sweet, Chairman, Fall City, WA 98024.

Snoqualmie Tribe, Marie Ramirez, MSW, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 280, Carnation, WA 98014; Phone: (425) 333–5425; Fax: (425) 333–5428.

Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington

Stillaguamish Board of Directors, P.O. Box 277, (360) 652-7362 (360) 435-7689, Shawn E. Yanity, Chairman, Arlington, WA 98223-0277.

Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington, Gary Ramey, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 277, Arlington, WA 98223–0277; Phone:(360) 652–7362; Fax: (360) 435–7689.

Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation

Suquamish Tribal Council, P.O. Box 498, (360) 598-3311 (360) 598-6295, Leonard Forsman, Chairman, Suquamish, WA 98392-0498.

Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Dennis Deaton, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 498,

Suquamish, WA 98392; Phone: (360) 394–8478; (Fax): 697–6774.

Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, P.O. Box 817, (360) 466-3163 (360) 466-5309, M. Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, LaConner, WA 98257-0817.

Swinomish Indians, Tracy Parker, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 388, LaConner, WA 98257; Phone: (360) 466–7222; Fax: (360) 466–5309.

Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation

Tulalip Board of Directors, 6700 Totem Beach Road, (360) 651-4000 (360) 651-4032, Stanley G. Jones, Chairman, Marysville, WA 98271-9715.

Tulalip Tribe, Linda Jones, ICWA Contact, 6700 Totem Beach Road, Marysville, WA 98271; Phone: (360) 651–3284; Fax: (360) 651–3290.

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington

Upper Skagit Tribal Council, 25944 Community Plaza Way, (360) 856-5501 (360) 854-7004

Marilyn Scott, Chairperson, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-9739.

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington, Michelle Anderson-Kamato, ICWA Contact, 2284 Community Plaza Way, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284; Phone: (360) 856–4200; Fax: (360) 856–3537.

Agency: Spokane Agency P.O. Box 389 (509) 258-4561 (509) 258-7542, Marcella Teters, Acting Superintendent Wellpinit, WA 99040-0389.

Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation

Spokane Business Council, P.O. Box 100, (509) 458-6500 (509) 458-6516, Greg Abrahamson, Chairman, Wellpinit, WA 99040-0100

Spokane Tribe of Indians, Debbie Timentwa-Thomas, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 540, Wellpinit, WA 99040; Phone: (509) 258–7502; Fax: (509) 258–7029.

Agency: Taholah Agency, P.O. Box 39 (360) 276-4850 (360) 276-4853 Michael Kupka, Acting Superintendent, Taholah, WA 98587.

Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington

Quinault Indian Nation - Business Committee P.O. Box 189 (360) 276-8211 (360) 276-4191

Pearl Capoeman-Baller, President, Taholah, WA 98587-0189.

Quinault Indian Nation Business Committee, Clara Hall, ICWA Contact, P.O. Box 189, Taholah, WA 98587–0189; Phone: (360) 276–8211 Ext 240; Fax (360) 267–6778.

Agency: Yakama Agency, P.O. Box 632, (509) 865-2255 (509) 865-3636, Acey Oberly, Superintendent, Toppenish, WA 98948-0632.

Yakama Nation, P.O. Box 151, (509) 865-5121 (509) 865-5528, Jerry Meninick, Chairman

Toppenish, WA 98948-0151.

Nak Nu We Sha Program, Yakama Nation, ICWA, Attn: Ray E. Olney, Program Director or Delores Armour, Social Work Specialist, P.O. Box 151, Toppenish, WA 98948–0151; Phone: (509) 865–5121; Fax: (509) 865–2598.

Wapato Irrigation Project, P.O. Box 220, (509) 877-3155 (509) 877-3478, Pierce Harrison, Project Administrator, Wapato, WA 98951-0220

Diversity Groups

GilDeane Group, Inc. 13751 Lake City Way NE Suite 210, Seattle, WA, 98125-8612, U.S.A, (206) 362-0336. The GilDeane Group, Inc. is a consulting and training firm that helps people and their organizations work effectively across cultural borders. We believe " cultural intelligence" is key to this effectiveness. Founders of Diversity Central. http://www.gildeane.com/

Diversity Central, 13751 Lake City Way NE Suite 210, Seattle, WA, 98125-8612, U.S.A, (206) 362-0336. Founded by GilDeane Group, Diversity Central offers resources for diversity at work. It is home of the world famous archive/collection that includes two decades of the latest in diversity information. Also offers the NW Diversity Learning Series that will focus on “ Leveraging the tensions of diversity: Igniting sparks of opportunity.” http://www.diversitycentral.com/

Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, P.O. Box 22824 Seattle, WA 98122-0824, Phone: 206.323.4032, Fax: 206.323.4036, E-mail: info@cdforum.org Mission: To present and produce African-American cultural programs that encourage thought and debate for the greater Seattle area. The CD Forum is a member of the Arts Coalition and encourages you support the arts in Seattle. http://www.cdforum.org/

Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network, If we want our children to fully understand who they are, it is important that WE surround them with our language and culture. It is up to us to make a difference - no one else can do it!For info or questions about the Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network, please contact: info@biculturalfamily.org


The Middle East Peace Camp (MEPC), info@middleeastpeacecamp.org, is a collaborative venture of representatives of the Arab and Jewish communities, as well as others committed to peace in the Middle East. The camp was created in 2002, following September 11th and the deteriorating situation in the Middle East by a group of concerned mothers of diverse backgrounds (American and Arab Christian, Moslem and Jewish) who believed in Gandhi's approach that, ""If we are to have real peace we must begin with the children." http://www.middleeastpeacecamp.org/

Ethnic Heritage Council, http://www.ethnicheritagecouncil.org/default.htm, The Ethnic Heritage Council’s mission is to preserve and promote ethnic and cultural traditions, foster mutual understanding, enrich lives and celebrate our heritage. The Ethnic Heritage Council is proud to co-sponsor community events that celebrate our diverse heritage. 305 Harrison St. Suite 304 Seattle, WA 98109, (206) 443-1410, (206) 443-1408, ehc@seattle.gov.

Hate Free Zone http://www.hatefreezone.org/ , 1227 S. Weller Street, Suite A, Seattle, Washington 98144 Phone: 206.723.2203, Fax: 206.721.1336, Email: info @ hatefreezone.org. Hate Free Zone advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice at the local, state and national levels by building power within immigrant communities, in collaboration with key allies.

One World Now, 600 First Avenue,Suite 620, Seattle,WA98104, phone: (206) 223.7703, fax: (206) 223.0371. email: info@oneworldnow.org, website: http://www.oneworld-now.org/home.html. The OneWorld Now! vision offers new opportunities for young people to increase their tolerance, gain new language and leadership skills and to experience other cultures first-hand.

The American Institute of Architects , Seattle Chapter, 1911 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 448-4938 (206) 448-2562 fax aia@aiaseattle.org The AIA SeattleDiversity Roundtable is a group that attracts, retains and empowers individuals of underrepresented backgrounds in the profession of architecture through scholarship, community service and activism. We embrace and celebrate diversity in all its facets and strive to provide opportunities for an ever-greater diversity of individuals to become registered architects, take advantage of leadership opportunities and influence our practices and our professional lives. Committee Chair/CoChair(s): M. Mario Campos AIA 206.624-5702 Yong Sun Lee Associate AIA 206.223-5184. http://www.aiaseattle.org/committee_diversityRT.htm

Seattle Diversity.com, SeattleDiversity is a network of local diversity employment Web sites committed to connecting employers with qualified, local applicants of all backgrounds. We understand that creating an inclusive, progressive work environment goes beyond just recruitment. http://www.seattlediversity.com/

Association of American Colleges and Universities Diversity Digest , Diversity Digest is a quarterly newsletter published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and part of Diversity Works, a new initiative supported by grants from the Ford Foundation to AAC&U and the University of Maryland at College Park. http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/Sm02/index.html

The Professional Women of Color Network, a diverse multicultural organization, facilitates and encourages strategic business relationships amongst all women of color. http://www.pwocn.org/

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