Seattle Indian Health Board
For the Love of Native People - Cultural healthcare and human services for our people today. Advocacy and data research for our people of the future.
- 611 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA, 98144
The Mission of 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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Seattle Indian Health Board is a community health center that provides health and human services to its patients, while specializing in the care of Native people. We are recognized as a leader in the promotion of health improvement for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, locally and nationally.
Today, Seattle Indian Health Board operates two sites and is in the process of opening two more. We serve approximately 6,000 patients annually in King County, Wash., and more than 4,000 of those identify as American Indian and/or Alaska Native, and we employ more than 180 people.
Seattle Indian Health Board opened its doors to the community in 1970. In the 1960s, Native activists refused to let urban Indians go unseen and ignored any longer, which inspired the formation of a number of Native organizations, including the Seattle Indian Health Board. For the first time, urban Indians in Seattle had access to healthcare and services by organizations that were operated by Native people for Native people.
Category: In Washington, Youth Programs
September 29, 2023 - October 14, 2023
Kiis Council, meaning “Stand Up” in Lushootseed, is a youth council hosted by the Seattle Indian Health Board.
Over the course of the school year, council members guide SIHB’s Public Health Services promoting youth leadership, advocacy, and wellness in Seattle and surrounding areas.
Come join the Kiis Council, and
- Have the opportunity to travel
- Take a college tour
- Receive compensation ($25 gift cards and meals provided for in-person meetings)
- Build leadership & networking skills
- Collaborate on outreach and community service projects
- Participate in decision-making for local AI/AN youth programs
- Self-identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Be between the ages of 14-19 years old
- Reside in Washington state
Applicant must commit to:
- Completing the Kiis Council application form
- 1-2 hours per meeting
- Two in-person meetings and one online meeting per month
- Arranging for their own transportation to in-person meetings
- Minimum attendance of 75% of all council meetings