The Chief Seattle Club is a 501(c)3 registered organization dedicated to physically and spiritually supporting American Indian and Alaska Native people. At our center in the Pioneer Square district of downtown Seattle, we provide food, medical support, housing assistance, computer training, the Urban Indian Legal Clinic, a Native art program and gallery, weekly Kateri Circle Mass, frequent outings to tribes, pow wows, and museums, and much, much more. Please explore what we do in these articles, and please consider supporting our work by following the donation links in the main menu.
The Chief Seattle Club was founded in 1970 by Jesuit Father Raymond Talbott. Sr. Julie Codd kindly recalls some details of the history of the Club:
Our Club Members are members of the American Indian and Alaska Native community, representing more than 200 tribes from all across North America.
The Monterey Loft/Chief Seattle Club Renovation exhibits leading-edge “green” design and building strategies, setting an example of ways we can reduce our consumption of energy and other vital natural resources, and our carbon footprint. As a result, the project earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification – the first such designation for the rehabilitation of an historic Seattle structure.
We are fortunate to have an experienced and diverse board of directors, many of whom are of Native American descent. Their knowledgeable governance, fundraising assistance and personal donations enable the club to serve the needs of our members, and ensure the security of the club’s future.
As a human service provider, the Chief Seattle Club is the only organization to connect homeless and low-income Native people to distant reservations, cultures, languages, and even to relatives living in this area.
410 2nd Avenue Ext
Seattle, WA 98104-2876