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    Huchoosedah Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting
    September 14, 2017
    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    In attendance: Gail Morris, Tonia Galindo, Emma Medicine White Crow, Amy Markishtum, Kay Fiddler, Chandra Hampson, Aimee Medicine White Crow, Llubani Hernandez, Uti Hawkins, Georgina Badoni, Jenny Miller, Adrial Foxley, Luken M., Talan M., Timber M., Aiden G., Jayson G.

    Call to order 5:15

    Opening prayer, welcome and introductions

    • Huchoosedah program has moved to the new Meany building and has a dedicated space. The next PAC meeting will be held there.
    • Emma has been asked to sit on the Juvenile Justice Board
    • Huchoosedah and Chief Seattle Club won a $40,000 grant to help put families into emergency and permanent housing.
    • SPS now has an early release every Wednesday. This is an opportunity for more STI training.
    • Requests are coming in for support to schools from Huchoosedah staff for Indigenous Peoples' Day assemblies.

    Gail expressed the need to finalize work that the PAC did last year.

    Chandra made a motion to have an executive team meeting
    Amy seconded
    A meeting will be scheduled before the end of the month.

    PAC Meetings:
    Location: Meany Middle School, 301 21st Ave E, Seattle
    PAC meetings will be the 2nd Thursday of every month. There will be some exceptions around school vacation date. The complete calendar will be posted on the Huchoosedah website:

    Culture nights:
    Location: Meany Middle School, 301 21st Ave E, Seattle
    1st Monday of every month, 5:30 to 7:30 Culture Night (projects such as beading, painting)
    3rd Monday of every month, 5:30 to 7:30 Culture Night (dancing and drumming)
    A reminder that the focus of Huchoosedah Staff is to support academic success of all of our Native American, American Indian, Alaskan Native and First Nations students. Support for individual students is by parent or school referral.

    After School programs:
    There are also after school programs held at some schools.

    Holiday Supper:
    Gail will check on dates that Daybreak Star is available the week prior to the Winter Holiday. Possibly December 13 or 14.

    Meeting was closed at 6:30
    Next meeting: October 12, 2017, 5pm to 630pm, Meany Middle School
    PAC elections will be held (update: elections to be held October 26th, Meany middle school)

    Minutes submitted by PAC Secretary, Amy Markishtum