Takeover Celebration - 50th Anniversary

Come celebrate with us in July as we honor those who fought tirelessly for the creation of Daybreak Star as a social and cultural home for our local urban Native community.

In 1970, in response to disproportionate rates of poverty and lack of access to necessary health and social services, hundreds of Native activists and their allies occupied Fort Lawton, a recently decommissioned U.S. Army Base. This grueling month long occupation, met with both immense outside support as well as military and police violence, resulted in activists obtaining a lease to nineteen acres of land in what is now known as Discovery Park, and the eventual creation of Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Since our founding in 1970 by beloved leader Bernie Whitebear, United Indians’ has grown to support ten different programs which serve 1,000 clients each year and provide a whole host of critical services and cultural activities.

Join us as we march down Bernie Whitebear Way in recognition of the powerful work of past and present activists in uplifting our Urban Native community, and stay for a free community meal.