Our Nations Our Journeys

Indigenous Public Health Forum

Our Nations Our Journeys Presents:

Joseph Seia

Joseph Seia is the Founder and Executive Director of the Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington. Joseph was born in Los Angeles, grew up on Tutuila and Upolu islands with his ‘āiga in Sāmoa and eventually emigrated to Duwamish/Coast Salish Territory with his father Aitulagi Iosefa and his siblings in 1994. He has 15 years of experience in direct service & youth development work, antiracist-community organizing, nonprofit leadership and administration.

Joseph champions systems change work the centers the leadership and history of most impacted communities. He is committed to reducing and ending the impacts of systemic racism on the lives of Indigenous, Black and Brown communities, through coalition building, centering anti-racism, creating inter-generational leadership opportunities and working with BIPOC communities to co-design our vision of Beloved Community.

Joseph is Fa’afafine – he is a fierce advocate for QTBIPOC communities. He is critically concerned with political systems that cripple or erase the voice and leadership of NHPI communities and will continue to provide soul labor in re-envisioning what it means for NHPI families to feel belonging and establish cultural home within the State of Washington.

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