EVENTS & QUICK INFORMATION
Igbo Day Event
This event is held annually
in May or June. Next year's Igbo Day (2023) details are coming soon
Monthly General Meeting
Second Saturday of Every Month
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Venue: Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125
(No meetings in January)
Every other month, our meetings are online, on TEAMs video conferencing. Contact us if you are not on our communication list so we confirm meeting information to you
WHO WE ARE
Igbo Union of Washington State, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria resident in the Seattle metropolitan area of the State of Washington.
The Seattle area where we are located is also the proud home of a number of world-renowned corporations such as Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon.com, Nordstroms, RealNet, Intel and Starbucks.
The Igbo Union of Washington State was established for the purpose of promoting our cultural heritage, fostering the understanding of the same, and for strengthening the unity among the Igbo, Nigerian, African, American people and the general public at large.
ABOUT THE IGBOS
Origin of the Igbo People
A lot of views have been proffered as to the true origin of the Igbos, but none of the theories have been proven beyond reasonable doubt. For this reason, material presented here does not suggest a complete understanding of how the Igbos originated. Rather, the different views will be summarized here. Read more
The Igbos - Quick Facts
The Igbo make up the second largest group of people in southern Nigeria. They are a socially and culturally diverse population, living in the southeastern part of the country. The Igbo consist of many subgroups, all speaking one language , called Igbo. In Nigeria today, Igboland is roughly made up of... Read more
Recent Igbo History and Formation of Identity
Before British colonialism, the Igbo were a politically fragmented group. There were variations in culture such as in art styles, attire and religious practices. Various subgroups were organized by clan, lineage, village affiliation, and dialect . There were not many centralized chiefdoms, hereditary aristocracy..
Igbo Proverbs and their Meanings
An Igbo proverb, opines one of the Igbo prominent sons, Chinua Achebe, "is the palm oil with which words are eaten." Igbo proverbs are not only central to the propagation of Igbo culture, they are in fact the foremost factor in formal and familiar speeches and in other forms of popular communication ... Read more
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LINKS TO USEFUL INFORMATION
Colleges & Scholarship Search
Nigerian Food Recipes