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Spirit of Indigenous People Festival


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Spirit of Indigenous People Festival

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Seattle Center

11 am to 5 pm

The 2018 Spirit of Indigenous People Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at the Seattle Center.  This festival is a collaborative effort of the many Native community groups in the greater Seattle area, bringing together a showcase of the culture and tradition of American Indians and Alaska Natives.


arts & crafts vendors and food vendors. 

The Seattle Indian Health Board does not charge a fee for vendors, however, Seattle Center  requires a fee of 10% of all sales to be collected at the end of the day.

Native Art Mart

WE NEED Native artists.The Native Art Mart is a diverse display of the artistry of Natives in all forms - painted, carved, sculpted and digital.  As part of the Art Mart, artists display and sell their work, as well as enter their pieces in the Art Mart contest.  For security, the Art Mart and all artist designs are displayed in the Armory Building.  To participate in the Native Art Mart, download an Art Mart Inquiry Form from this page.

Performers & Dance Groups

WE NEED performers and entertainers. From flutists to storytellers to singers to dancers, comedians and theatrical groups - we invite you  to join the festival showcase.  Performances are scheduled throughout the day on both the Armory Building and Mural Amphitheater stages. 

Canoe Family Exhibit

WE NEED canoes for the canoe exhibit.  The beauty and cultural richness of the Native Canoe Journey is shared at the festival's Canoe Exhibit.  Families and groups are invited to display their histories, documentaries, and canoes.  For many of the festival visitors, this will be a unique opportunity for them to witness the amazing stories of our Canoe Family journeys and histor.!  Please email LaVerne Wise at for more information.

Take Ownership of Your Festival

The Spirit of Indigenous People (SIP) Festival is the only festival in the state of Washington showcasing all tribes in one venue!  While many large tribes and Native organizations host pow wows, the SIP festival brings many tribal cultures together, exhibiting the diversity of traditions and artistry prevalent in Indian country. 

Tribal nations as well as Native organizations are invited and encouraged to take ownership in this unique experience!  Host one of the performance stages, develop a cultural exhibit or demonstration, share the richness of your ancestry.  There is no fee to festival participants; facility rental, sound systems and technical support costs are covered. 

Please contact the event coordinator, Debbie Nerocker, at for more information.  We are a nation of many tribes.  Your partnership is valuable to this event!