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TRIBAL  NATIONS  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Learn more about the local Tribal Nations and Land Acknowledgment.

AAPI  HISTORY

"In a time of destruction, create something."   
Maxine Hong Kingston

ADVOCACY

"We are all part of one another." Yuri Kochiyama

BASIC  NEEDS

"...through the signs and images we all see -our way of visualising and sharing ideas that has been with us forever..." Tyson Yunkaporta

BUSINESS  SUPPORT

"One beam, no matter how big, cannot support an entire house on its own."  Chinese Proverb

MENTAL  HEALTH  + 

WELL-BEING

"The medicine is not as good as the food, the food is not as good as the water" Unknown

NATURE  CONNECTION

Remember the awe available to you when you connect with the natural beauty around you.

PACIFIC  ISLANDER  -  ORIENTED  RESOURCES

“Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” Maori Proverb

YOUTH

"Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss." Black Elk aka Heȟáka Sápa, Oglala Lakota

TEENS

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."  E.E. Cummings

YOUNG  ADULTS

"Young people willing to push super hard to make something happen are among the most powerful forces in the world" Sam Altman

RETIREES

"Retire from your job, but never retire your mind." Unknown

SPIRITUALITY  |  FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi aka Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī

Trail in Woods

TRIBAL  NATIONS

TERRITORIAL  ACKNOWLEDGMENT

“When Clallam County was formed in 1854, its geographical boundaries were laid upon the ancestral territories of five sovereign Tribal Governments that have protected and sustained their people and lands since time immemorial. These Tribal Governments include the Quileute Tribe, Hoh Tribe, Makah Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Together, our governments will make decisions that benefit seven generations from today.”  Territorial Acknowledgement provided by Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

 

JAMESTOWN  S'KLALLAM  TRIBE

LOWER  ELWHA  KLALLAM  TRIBE

QUILEUTE  TRIBE

MAKAH  TRIBE

Image by Jeremy Bishop

AAPI  HISTORY

 

ASIAN  INDIAN  AMERICANS  IN KING  COUNTY  AND  WASHINGTON  STATE

Americans whose family heritage is from India are one of the groups among South Asian Americans.  The region of South Asia includes the nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.  All too often, the term South Asia is confused with Southeast Asia, an entirely distinct region bordering South Asia that stretches from Burma through Indonesia.

BAINBRIDGE  ISLAND  JAPANESE  AMERICAN  EXCLUSION  MEMORIAL  |  NATIONAL  PARK SERVICE

After the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order gave authority to the War Department to create zones from which Japanese Americans could be excluded. The first exclusion area designated was Bainbridge Island. On March 30, 1942, the Japanese Americans living on Bainbridge Island were gathered at the Eagledale Ferry Dock and sent to the concentration camp in Manzanar, California before being transferred to Minidoka.

COMMUNITY  HEALTH  PLAN  OF  WASHINGTON  (CHPW)

"Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington: Creating Community for All" a brief article with some history insights and resource links.

JAPANESE  FARMING  IN  WASHINGTON

Most early Japanese immigrants to the Pacific Northwest came to work in the labor-intensive industries of timber, railroad construction, fish processing, and agriculture. As they became more settled they started their own farms and eventually became prolific producers.

KAWAMOTO  FARM

Jefferson Land Trust is pleased to announce that protection is underway for Kawamoto Farm, a historic dairy north of Quilcene owned and farmed by the Japanese-American Kawamoto family for the last 100 years.

To watch a video about the history of Kawamoto Farm and the Kawamoto family, click here.

To read the history of those imprisoned at Tule Lake in their own words, click here.

Follow the "Learn More" link to read the full article.

KOREAN  AMERICANS  IN  KING  COUNTY  (WA)

Korean Americans may be our least visible Asian American ethnic community. Yet this fast-growing population may also be one of the Puget Sound's most resourceful, energetic, and culturally rich immigrant groups. In three waves, beginning in 1885, Korean laborers, war brides, students, and professionals have gradually come to the United States. During the 1950s, Korean Americans became an economic force in the Pacific Northwest, with one-third of Washington's convenience store operators now of Korean descent. As of 2000, Washington was home to 46,880 Koreans.

PBS  DOCUMENTARY

"Asian Americans" is a five-hour film series that will chronicle the contributions, and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing ethnic group in America. Personal histories and new academic research will cast a fresh lens on U.S. history and the role Asian Americans have played in it.

USDA  FOREST  SERVICE

An Aspect of Japanese History on the Olympic Peninsula

UNIVERSITY   LIBRARIES  (UW)

Goodyear Logging Company, 1919

UTOPIAS  ON  PUGET  SOUND, 1885-1915

"Seattle and Tacoma were but a generation old in 1880. As they emerged from pioneer conditions to develop industries and commerce, they attracted skilled and unskilled laborers. Among them came the Chinese."

This book may be found and borrowed at the North Olympic Library System.

Support Group

ADVOCACY

 

DEAR  ASIAN  YOUTH

Dear Asian Youth is a youth-led, global organization that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalized communities, and equality and equity. Through our digital platform, grassroots organizing, and community-based advocacy, we strive to showcase diversity in the Asian community as well as accurate and holistic representation.

SPEAKING  JUSTICE

Looking for skills & confidence in speaking up to injustice?


Speaking Justice teaches The Five Habits of Speaking Justice, a practical framework of skills that you can apply, model, teach & integrate, rich with the values of courage, awareness, and empathy, into your everyday life.

THE  PORT  ANGELES  RACIAL  JUSTICE  COLLECTIVE

The Port Angeles Racial Justice Collective works to understand, unlearn and dismantle racism and the institutions that perpetuate it. We envision and work towards a society without domination and oppression. We seek to hold a safe space for our community members and uplift the voices of black, indigenous and people of color.

Super Health Food

BASIC  NEEDS

 

HOPE  FOOD  BANK  IN  CLALLAM  BAY

Address: 16693 WA-112, Clallam Bay, WA 98326
Phone: (360) 963-2424

PORT  ANGELES  FOOD  BANK

Address: 632 N Oakridge Dr, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 452-8568

SEQUIM  FOOD  BANK

Address: 144 W Alder St, Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 683-1205

Teen Psychologist

BUSINESS  SUPPORT

Center  for  Inclusive  Entrepreneurship

Currently serving people in rural Clallam, Jefferson, Skagit, Island, Snohomish, Whitman, Garfield, Asotin and Whatcom Counties, all of our programs are FREE to all participants. We especially welcome people who are low income and from historically underserved communities.          


Our programs provide training, one-on-one advising, and other support to help you with the first steps of building a business, from idea generation to solidly established and ready to generate revenue and maximize profits. CIE believes in the triple bottom line: we work with you to create a business that generates profit by providing value to your customers, your community and your planet.


When entrepreneurs succeed, our communities become stronger, more resilient, and self-sufficient. As part of a collaborative community of homegrown grassroots entrepreneurs, together we have the power to create thriving, equitable local economies.


Focus

Training   Advising   Networking   Financing

 

MENTAL  HEALTH  +  WELL-BEING

ASIAN  AMERICAN  NATIVE  HAWAIIANS  AND  PACIFIC  ISLANDER  PROVIDERS  IN  ALL  50  STATES

This resource provides mental health and behavioral services for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

The Washington state providers are on the last page of the electronic document found on the link below.

ASIAN  MENTAL  HEALTH  COLLECTIVE

Asian Mental Health?

Culture influences our values, beliefs, and norms. For the Asian diaspora, many find that these aspects of our culture are barriers to identifying, discussing and accessing mental health literacy and resources.

CRISIS  HELP

East Clallam County Crisis Line (360) 452-4500

Peninsula Behavioral Health (360) 457-0431  (24/7)

Crisis Councilors (360) 452-4500  (24/7)

Suicide Prevention Hotline Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.  (24/7)

(800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE

MENTAL  HEALTH  AMERICA

It’s important to recognize that the term “AAPI” (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) encompasses a wide range of countries, ethnicities, nationalities, and identities. Many different communities within AAPI label face their own unique challenges...

NATIONAL  ALLIANCE  ON  MENTAL  ILLNESS  OF  CLALLAM COUNTY

NAMI of Clallam County is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NATIONAL  ASIAN  AMERICAN  PACIFIC  ISLANDER  MENTAL  HEALTH  ASSOCIATION

The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

SOUTH  ASIAN  THERAPISTS.ORG

Successful therapy depends on a strong client - therapist fit.

We are the largest South Asian mental health community in the world. Our directory has hundreds of South Asian therapists, including therapists of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage. Here you can find culturally competent South Asian mental health professionals to help you get the support you’re looking for.

 

NATURE  CONNECTION

CLALLAM  COUNTY

Parks, Fairs, Facilities

DUNGENESS  RIVER

Audubon Center

DUNGENESS  WILDLIFE  REFUGE

Dungeness, one of the world’s longest sand spits, shelters a bay rich in marine life. Eelgrass beds attract brant, shorebirds feed on the tideflats, and ducks find sanctuary in the calm harbor.

OLYMPIC  NATIONAL  PARK

Discover Olympic's Diverse Wilderness

WASHINGTON  STATE  PARKS

"Embrace Your Nature"

WASHINGTON  TRAILS  ASSOCIATION

A Nonprofit Community Protecting Trails

 
Waves

PACIFIC  ISLANDER  -  ORIENTED  RESOURCES

Pacific  Islander  Community  Association  Of  Washington

The Pacific Islander Community Association (PICA-WA) is an organization that seeks to live out the indigenous values of the Pasifika communities here in Washington State through community organizing, and speaking our truth fiercely to systems of power while providing social supports and cultural spaces for the community to gather and center our values. Our mission is threefold: establish a cultural home, center community power, and further the wellness of our communities physically, culturally, socially and spiritually. Pasifika communities of Washington are a resilient community and while it has had to endure struggles in combating systematic erasure, Pasifika people will continue to rise!

 

YOUTH

MAGNOLIA  FOREST  PRESCHOOL

At five unique campuses across Sequim, Edmonds, and Poulsbo, Washington, Magnolia children learn rain and shine. Preschool (ages 2.5-5) and Adventure (K-5th grade) programs meet September through June. We welcome lots of new friends at our summer camps, too!

Our school is run on the belief that children are drawn to experience, to learning, and to each other. The forest has always been a place of wonder for children – a place to explore, assert their independence, take risks, and overcome fears. It inspires curiosity, wonder, possibilities, imagination, motion, contemplation, exploration, and gales of laughter.  At Magnolia children are free to express their interests, their needs, and their passions. It is a child’s world.

NORTH  OLYMPIC  LIBRARY  SYSTEM (NOLS)

NOLS Mission:  Nurturing imagination, connection, and understanding, to improve lives and strengthen community.

Find books+, activities / events, services, community resources, and more!

OLYMPIC  NATURE  EXPERIENCE

Olympic Nature Experience is a Sequim based, community non-profit that nurtures our community's connection with nature and each other through immersive outdoor experiences. Through play, exploration, and learning outdoors we can feel more joy, less stress, and bring greater awareness to our impacts on the natural world.

 

TEENS

DEAR  ASIAN  YOUTH

Dear Asian Youth is a youth-led, global organization that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalized communities, and equality and equity. Through our digital platform, grassroots organizing, and community-based advocacy, we strive to showcase diversity in the Asian community as well as accurate and holistic representation.

Our Influence

110k+

Instagram Followers

156+

International Chapters

234+

Team Members

DIVERSIFY  OUR  NARRTIVE

Our Mission

To fight to be anti-racist and encourage a productive dialogue on race and identity among our student bodies through the inclusion of racially diverse, anti-racist texts in USA Schools; to work towards racial justice, educational equity, and community power.

Make Policy Change

Develop Leadership

Build Teams

Provide Educational Resources

Create Curriculum

Cultivate Growth

NORTH  OLYMPIC  LIBRARY  SYSTEM (NOLS)

NOLS Mission:  Nurturing imagination, connection, and understanding, to improve lives and strengthen community.

Find books+, activities / events, services, community resources, and more!

 

YOUNG  ADULTS

DEAR  ASIAN  YOUTH

Dear Asian Youth is a youth-led, global organization that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalized communities, and equality and equity. Through our digital platform, grassroots organizing, and community-based advocacy, we strive to showcase diversity in the Asian community as well as accurate and holistic representation.

Our Influence

110k+

Instagram Followers

156+

International Chapters

234+

Team Members

DIVERSIFY  OUR  NARRATIVE

Our Mission

To fight to be anti-racist and encourage a productive dialogue on race and identity among our student bodies through the inclusion of racially diverse, anti-racist texts in USA Schools; to work towards racial justice, educational equity, and community power.

Make Policy Change

Develop Leadership

Build Teams

Provide Educational Resources

Create Curriculum

Cultivate Growth

NORTH  OLYMPIC  LIBRARY  SYSTEM  (NOLS)

NOLS Mission:  Nurturing imagination, connection, and understanding, to improve lives and strengthen community.

Find books+, activities / events, services, community resources, and more!

 

RETIREES

NORTH  OLYMPIC  LIBRARY  SYSTEM  (NOLS)

NOLS Mission:  Nurturing imagination, connection, and understanding, to improve lives and strengthen community.

Find books+, activities / events, services, community resources, and more!

 
Sat on the Rocks
 

SPIRITUALITY  |  FAITH-BASED  ORGANIZATIONS  (FBO)

OLYMPIC  UNITARIAN  UNIVERSALIST  FELLOWSHIP

We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.
We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.