The Potlatch Fund Board and Staff raise our hands to our sponsors, supporters, donors, guests, volunteers, and all those that embraced the spirit of Potlatch at our 18th Annual Virtual Gala this year. We also wish to express our deep gratitude and admiration to the gifted performers and presenters that made this virtual event truly magical. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the event you can still participate by donating here: Also, stay tuned for information about an encore watch-party viewing event. #PF2020Gala #RezCarpet


Potlatch Fund and the community comes together virtually for a night of Indigenous Resilience; Colonial Resistance at the 2020 Potlatch Fund Annual Gala on Saturday, November 7, at 5:00 pm PST.

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There is no cost to register.




MC & Performer: Hailey Tayathy

Hailey Tayathy is a kʷoʔli•yot̕ (Quileute) drag queen living in the dxʷdəwʔabš territory (Seattle). As Seattle’s premier Native American drag queen Hailey uses their queer Indigenous experiences to inform their unique form of drag. Hailey Tayathy provides a visible representation that queer Indigenous people exist and that queer Indigeneity is more beautiful than the colonized mind can comprehend.

CULTURAL PERFORMANCE – The evening’s cultural performance will be provided by Squaxin Island Tribal members.


As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation”, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. “Supaman” Is award-winning Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope, pride and resilience through his original art form. Supaman’s one of a kind presentation combines Native culture, comedy and urban hip hop culture which dazzles audiences and captivates listeners. For this he has gained the respect of his community and generation.

Black Belt Eagle Scout
Photo by Sarah Cass

Katherine Paul, Potlatch Fund’s interim relationship manager, is a Swinomish and Iñupiat musician and visual artist creating under the name Black Belt Eagle Scout. KP writes the foundation of her music on guitar, adding other instrumentation such as drums, bass, vocals, keys, and percussion when recording. As a working musician, KP has produced two records, Mother of My Children and At the Party with My Brown Friends.


ASCXNSION (ascension) is a Chinook and Polynesian hip-hop artist and vocalist born and raised in Portland, Ore. For ASCXNSION, music is a method of self-expression, healing, and social awareness. She is currently based in Philadelphia, Penn., pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music industry at Drexel University and assisting in the development of a recording studio, Good Jawn Productions.

Calina Lawrence

Calina Lawrence is an Indigenous vocalist, aspiring emcee, and music producer. Her debut album EPICENTER was self-released in August, 2018. While depicting inter-generational trauma in her hip-hop/Salish fusion works, she draws equally from examples of her people’s resiliency. Ms. Lawrence co-wrote and self-produced the single “ɁəsheliɁ ti txwəšucid” which translates to “Lushootseed is Alive” and is representative of how the artist is using music in pursuit of liberation.

Sho Sho Esquiro

Photo by Matika Wilbur Photography

(Instagram: shoshoesquiro)