Back in November of last year the Co-op began raising funds for the Duwamish Tribe, First People of the Seattle area. They are currently in the process of defending their Federal recognition as a Tribe.
They need $100,000 for legal fees, the details of which are on their website. The Co-op Board has donated $5000; and the general membership has donated $2161 so far by Rounding Up their purchases at the register.
The Co-op will end its fundraising for the Duwamish Tribe on April 30th. Let's see if we can match or exceed the Board's donation before then!
"If everybody in Seattle would give us one dollar, we could raise the money for our legal defense" -- Cecile Hansen, Chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe