Second Sunday Dedicated Plate to Real Rent Duwamish
Sunday, October 10, during each service (9:30 and 11:15 a.m.)
Our church is located on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Duwamish and Coast Salish people. In recognition of this history and the continual impacts of settler-colonialism on Native People in our region, and in honoring Indigenous People’s Day on October 11, the Social Justice Steering Committee has nominated Real Rent Duwamish as the recipient for our October second Sunday dedicated plate collection.
Real Rent Duwamish was developed as a way for people who live or work in Seattle to pay rent to the Duwamish tribe, people who have been here since time immemorial. From their website: “Though the city named for the Duwamish leader Chief Seattle thrives, the Tribe has yet to be justly compensated for their land, resources, and livelihood… All funds go directly to Duwamish Tribal Services to support the revival of Duwamish culture and the vitality of the Duwamish Tribe.”
Many members at UUC pay Real Rent each month to the Duwamish tribe. Did you know organizations, such as UUC, can also become Real Renters? If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Real Renter individually or organizationally, members of the Social Justice Steering Committee will be available to answer questions following both services.
To learn more, visit the Longhouse and Cultural Store in West Seattle and www.duwamishtribe.org.