The Indipino Community of Bainbridge Island and Vicinity, in keeping with its non-profit mission to provide Indigenous and Filipino educational resources for schools, to celebrate mixed-heritage and reduce prejudice, funded an award-winning documentary called “Honor Thy Mother: the Untold Story of Aboriginal Women and Their Indipino Children.” This historical documentary about the Indipino Community of Bainbridge Island was adopted by the Bainbridge Island School District as part of their 8th Grade Washington State Social Studies curriculum in 2022.
Furthering their mission, the non-profit served as Cultural Advisors to two new Indipino/Filipino exhibits at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and co-sponsored the Sixth Annual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the BARN on October 10, 2022. The celebration, drawing over 200 attendees, included a deer and elk hide drum making workshop facilitated by Chief Dale Harry of the Squamish Nation, British Columbia. In 2023, the non-profit will start a new Oral History Project interviewing and recording first generation Indipinos/Filipinos now in their 70s and 80s, to preserve stories never heard before. “We’re proud to be a part of bringing communities together to start the necessary healing required to build healthy partnerships” said Gina Corpuz, Indipino Community Project Director.
PSE is honored to support the Indipino Community of Bainbridge Island and Vicinity in this important work.