Seattle Indian Health Board’s Annual Spirit Walk Set for Saturday

Spirit Walk brings Native Culture to Seattle for enjoyment of all.

Spirit Walk brings Native Culture to Seattle for enjoyment of all.

SEATTLE — The annual Spirit Walk, sponsored by the Seattle Indian Health Board, will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre. The day’s activities begin at 8:30 a.m.

The day will begin with registration, and those participating in the walk will be then led in a light warm-up and stretching session. Participants walk individually or form walk teams with families, friends, or co-workers. The afternoon will close with Native entertainment, speakers and prizes awarded to walkers in various categories.

“Seattle has an amazing Native American community. Spirit Walk gives all of us a chance to give back to each other by supporting grassroots, community-led programs though grants raised by the Spirit Walk,” stated Chris Stearns (Navajo), Of Counsel at Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP.

“Spirit Walk funding supports powwows, youth basketball tournaments, women’s leadership conferences, traditional dance and drums groups, veterans and education. Spirit Walk is an important urban Indian celebration of what’s best in each of us. Plus, it gives us a chance to get out and walk a few miles, and soak in the sun afterwards on the grass underneath the Space Needle and watch some awesome Native singing, dancing, storytelling, and drumming,” Stearns continued.

The Seattle Indian Health Board serves the Native community in Seattle with a health clinic and many programs designed to improve the health and wellness of the Native community.

The mission of the Seattle Indian Health Board is to advocate for, provide, and ensure culturally appropriate, high quality, and accessible health and human services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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