Skip To ContentSkip To Content
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
    Posted on 05/11/2020
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month logo

    In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrate notable Northwesterners who are of Native American and Asian/Pacific American descent: Preston Singletary (Tlingit, Filipino), Bernie Whitebear (Colville, Filipino), Sondra Segundo (Haida, Filipino), Louie Gong (Nooksack, Chinese) and Bob Santos (Filipino, Indipino/Native American). Read their bios below to find out about their activist and artistic achievements.

    In addition, listen to KNKX's recent story about Bainbridge Island's Indipino community to learn about local Native Americans who are also of Filipino descent: For Bainbridge Island's Indipinos, it's time to 'Honor thy Mother'

    Notable Northwesterners:

    photo of Preston Singletary
    Preston Singletary
    (Tlingit, Filipino)

    photo of Bernie Whitebear
    Bernie Whitebear
    (Colville, Filipino)

    photo of Sondra Segundo

    Sondra Segundo
    (Haida, Filipino)

    photo of Louie Gong
    Louie Gong
    (Nooksack, Chinese)

    photo of Bob Santos

    Bob Santos
    (Filipino, Indipino/Native American