Our huraiti (dancers) sincerely enjoyed themselves sharing our song and dance with so many different groups and communities at the Duwamish River Festival on Saturday, August 26. Amigos de Seattle, Seattle Thai Classical Music and Dance, and more were brought together to celebrate the hard work of the Duwamish River Clean-Up Coalition.
Founded in 2001 by efforts of the community, this Seattle-based non-profit organization serves to restore and protect the Duwamish River while perpetuating the values and livelihood of the families and small businesses who live and work in the neighboring areas. With meaningful collaborations and research efforts, the coalition creates culturally-sensitive year-round programming including offering guided river tours, educational forums, habitat-restoration events, youth programs, and festivals such as the annual Duwamish River Festival.
To the team at the Duwamish River Clean-Up Coalition, mauruuru roa for extending such a warm and welcoming invitation to Huraiti Mana! We are grateful to learn more about your mission and hope to continue to support in the years to come. Haere mua!
Join us at the Duwamish River Festival, Saturday, August 26, 2017!
We'll be performing hula and ori Tahiti (Tahitian) style dancing as a part of the community-wide celebration! Share with us in honoring the communities that have long lived along the Duwamish River and all of our indigenous communities. We're so honored to take part in such a festive event connecting people to each other and to the land from which we come and of which we need to take care.
Hope to see you there for food, games, prizes, activities, performances, and more!