LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Minutes of Community Meeting, July 18, 2012
NSCC Campus OCE&E Building, Room 230
Directors Present: Jan Brucker, Liz Kearns, Jerry Owens, Tom Meyer, and Melanie Davies.
Visitors: Geraldine Welsh, American Friends Service Committee (Indian Arts & Crafts & Cultural Appreciation Series).
President Jan Brucker called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in our new meeting location in the OCE&E Building, which is located on the south end of the NSCC campus.
Treasurer’s Report. The June 30, 2012 Verity Credit Union Statement of Account was emailed to directors on July 17, 2012. LSCC has a total of $5,411.98.
Indian Arts & Crafts & Cultural Appreciation Series. Geraldine Welsh presented a proposal for developing a 2013 Seattle calendar of Indian arts and cultural events at Indian Heritage School in the Licton Springs neighborhood.
American Friends Service Committee (“AFSC”) has brought together tribal and cultural leaders around the Federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act to “inform, educate, and ensure Native artists’ and cultural leaders’ voices are heard in the development of new initiatives.” AFSC has sponsored pilot projects and events that showcase Native art in Seattle neighborhoods for ten years, “including hosting the Makah and Friends Holiday Art Show at Indian Heritage School from 2006-2010.”
The events proposed for Indian Heritage School include:
Intertribal Canoe Family Forum – spotlight Canoe family(s), stories, history and people followed by Canoe Family jam session(s) led by Jeff Smith (Makah).
Art Presentation Spring Workshops for Native Youth – led by Sarah Sense-Wilson (Oglala/Sioux) will feature teaching artists for youth projects that will include beading, mural painting, video/digital photography, traditional storytelling, and much more.
Spoken Word Art, Music/Performance and Visual and Participatory Art Events – Storytellers, poets, digital storytelling, and cultural leaders/speakers series.
Tribal Neighbors – Program planning activities will include extending invitations to cultural leaders, speakers and artists from neighboring tribes (Duwamish, Suquamish, Muckleshoot, Tulalip, Snoqualmie, Puyallup and perhaps others) to join celebration of Native art and culture in Seattle neighborhoods.
Federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act Public Information Campaign – Campaign has been designed to provide useful information for Native artists living and working in Seattle neighborhoods as well as provide consumer protection information for people who purchase and enjoy Indian arts and crafts.
There are opportunities for supporting the activities, including volunteer support for planning, coordinating and supporting and recordkeeping for outreach and events. Volunteers can also provide snacks and refreshments, serve as greeters and ushers at events and chaperones for youth activities.
P-Patch Meeting. Liz Kearns gave the following report: Christian Rusby is returning to the NSCC Sustainability Office in late September. Derek is graduating and will leave in August, but Heidi will remain to help Christian with the grant. It has been decided that the official name of the P-Patch will be the Licton Springs P-Patch at North Seattle Community College. The College wants it to be a neighborhood and College project. Derek has met with folks at the College about the final design plan, which needs to be done before the lease can be signed by the College.
There was much discussion about fundraising to pay for the construction documents.
There were three people in attendance from DON: Laurie Ames, Rich MacDonald, and Fredie Kenya. These DON folks mentioned that $100,000 in levy money will be given to this project by DON in January 2013, but these monies cannot be used for the construction documents.
No further meetings are scheduled at this time since most people are to be off during the summer. It was suggested that having a community member head the P-Patch grant would be a very good fit since it is a community P-Patch.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Jan Brucker for
Ellen M. Beck, Secretary