Initiated as a yearlong project series culminating in an exhibition at Seattle’s King Street Station March 23-August 4, 2019, yəhaw̓ is now evolving into a new phase.
yəhaw̓ is a collective of Indigenous creatives providing interdisciplinary cultural, art, and design services. Our growing network features an expanded team of project managers and hundreds of artists working in a variety of mediums across Coast Salish territories. In all our work, we center Indigenous voices, particularly those of women, Two Spirit and young people. Our practices are accompanied by relationship-building and mentorship opportunities to support continued creative development in our communities, with the intent that all participants will gain experience and exposure, and build sustaining connections.
Our services include:
Creative consulting and project management
Community engagement, talking circles and stakeholder gatherings
Public art consulting
Architectural design and temporary installations
Urban planning and managing design committees
Exhibition, publication, or program curation
Administering artist selection processes
Cross-promotion and outreach to Native communities
Artist referrals and an online Indigenous Creatives Collective roster
Exhibition at King Street Station
March 23 - August 4, 2019
Learn more at yehawshow.com/king-street-station.
How to say yәhaw̓…
Listen and learn how to pronounce the Lushootseed word yәhaw̓ that means to proceed, go forward, do the work.
Code of Conduct Policy
yəhaw̓ is committed to creating programs free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior. yəhaw̓ is intended to be a safe space for all, including Indigenous womxn, Two Spirit people, youth, and those most marginalized in our communities. We reserve the right to deny access to, or remove from our events and venues, those who have violated the sacred, especially those who remain unrepentant with no movement towards healing and reconciliation.
If you have in the past or are currently making others feel uncomfortable, or unsafe, we encourage you to begin a conversation with the curatorial team (Tracy Rector, Asia Tail, and Satpreet Kahlon), and for the sake of larger community values and empowerment of the Indigenous artists in our show, we request you remove yourself from yəhaw̓ programming.
Similarly if you have had negative experiences with anyone affiliated with yəhaw̓ please contact us. If in alignment with the wishes of the survivor, when reports are made regarding individuals we work with we will request their recusal and remove them from our programs while we address the circumstances. We are committed to doing everything in our power to minimize harm, and to support safety and healing in Indigenous community whenever possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call or text 253-336-6477, or use the contact form on yehawshow.com.
The names of any individuals reporting to the yəhaw̓ curatorial team will be kept confidential and protected. Reports may be submitted via the contact information above or anonymously via the box below. Please include first person experiences with dates and details when possible:
We would like to acknowledge that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people.