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Indigenous Advisory Council now accepting applications

Seeking Indigenous youth aged 18-29 for Position 4

SEATTLE (June 12, 2023) - The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the youth position on the Indigenous Advisory Council, a nine-member commission representing the Seattle region’s Indigenous communities. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 26 at 5 p.m.

Formed in 2022, the Indigenous Advisory Council is a culturally grounded advisory body that acts as a trusted advocate, advisor, and connector to City partners on issues impacting Tribal and urban Native communities. The council advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on policies, budgets, programs, services, and projects directly affecting Indigenous populations including American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples. The Office of Intergovernmental Relations continues to fulfill the government-to-government relationship with Tribes.

All members shall demonstrate a commitment to advancing Indigenous knowledge, values, and priorities and improving access to City services to better serve Indigenous people in an equitable way. Applications are being accepted for position 4.

§ Position 4: An Indigenous youth aged 18-29

Terms for all positions are two years. Members will receive compensation for their service and may serve up to four consecutive terms.

To apply, complete and submit the online application by June 26 at 5 p.m. All applicants are required to submit a resume or CV.

For questions, or to request a paper application, please contact Indigenous Advisory Council Liaison, Francesca Murnan at or 206-459-6379.

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