In 2000, Urban Native Education Alliance was founded when a group of individuals decided to turn their shared interests into an official Student Organization. After a couple of quick meetings, we were on our way to creating something extraordinary.

With time, we’ve grown into a more serious and mature organization, allowing us to take our interests to new levels. When you decide to join us, you too will gain access to various events and, more importantly, to a community of people who are just as passionate as you are.

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 Clear Sky Academy
2022 – 2023 

 American Indian Historical and Contemporary Experience and American Indian Art and Culture, both courses are in partnership with Yellow Wood Academy. AI Historical and Contemporary Experience and AI Art and Culture meet the OSPI and Common Core State Standards for Social Studies and Fine Arts credits, respectively. 



Urban Native
Education Alliance Mission

Engage all generations to serve and empower Native youth through education, culture and tradition.

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Clear Sky Mission

Collectively engage in activities and promote educational achievement. We strive to enhance our tribal identities, personal and community growth and wellness. We advocate for justice, equality and visibility in the Seattle community.


Seattle Clear Sky
Native Youth Council

SCSNYCis a youth centered, youth driven program of UNEA. Clear Sky originated in February of 2008 with a few Native youth initiating weekly gathering in response to the lack of cultural, social and academic support. Clear Sky and UNEA eventually merged as a natural evolution of parents, youth, educators, and community members coalescing together to strengthen their resolve to create successful grassroots organization with the clear purpose of serving Native youth. 

Clear Sky provides a number of resources, activities, educational and cultural opportunities not otherwise available or accessible to our urban Native youth. Clear Sky Native Youth Council Program has become a touchstone and a place of power for community building since its organic inception. Highlights of Clear Sky Program include: Leadership Council, Natives on the Rise Mentorship Project, Empowerment Workshops, Life Skills trainings, and our monthly Clear Sky Newsletters. Youth participants have opportunity to learn and grow specific skills sets and prepare for college, technology school and workforce through; civic and community service, stewardship, self- advocacy, and professional development. All programming and activities are designed for Native youth, Native youth voice, and with thoughtful attention to cultural relevancy and cultural responsiveness.