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January 21, 2017
 


WHAT: Duwamish Longhouse--8th Anniversary Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, 10am to 5pm. Free

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582.


Open house featuring new Duwamish film, cultural program & reception. Celebrate the heritage of Greater Seattle's First People, Chief Seattle's Duwamish Tribe. Open house, 10-5, visit exhibit areas and art gallery.

Festivities include:

10am Duwamish Film—Promised Land, 12pm--Reception, 1-3pm Cultural Program with special guests & native storytelling. Duwamish Heritage Group will invite friends to join in song and dance. Free admission & parking. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2796639
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Duwamish Longhouse
It is the 8th Anniversary of the building of the first Duwamish Longhouse since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held.

Promised Land—Longhouse premiere of new Duwamish documentary.
This new documentary revisits Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe’s continuing struggle for justice in its own land. The filmmakers & Duwamish tribal leaders will be present for a brief discussion after the film to be followed by a reception.


PROMISED LAND is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. The film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty. Produced and directed by Vasant and Sarah Samudre Salcedo of Tall Firs Cinama, and sponsored by 4Culture and San Francisco Film Society.

Promised Land debuted in select theaters fall 2016. It received an award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the 10th Annual LA Skins Fest, and was an official selection for the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum's 19th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival, the 12th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival, and the 5th Annual Social Justice Film Festival, among others.

More information about the film can be found at promisedlanddoc.com and on the film's Facebook page: facebook.com/promisedlanddoc. Contact the filmmakers to book film at your location.

Free admission. Free parking in area.








 


 

 

 

 

 

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Image is provided under the terms of a licensing agreement.  All other right reserved to the Museum of History & Industry.  Negative # 67.2    File #shs67.2 Duwamish Extended Family Reunions The Duwamish Tribe is making the Longhouse available to its members this year for extended family reunions at no cost. Families are responsible for invitations, set-up and clean-up, food and supplies. The Tribal Enrollment Officer will be available to update memberships. To volunteer to coordinate a family reunion, call 206.431.1582. Family reunions will be listed on the tribal website. Subject to availability --weekdays or Sundays only, no Saturdays.



Heritage Classes

 

Tilibsdeb “Singing Feet” Duwamish heritage group

Contact Cindy Williams for practice dates.

 

 Where: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center

 
4705 W. Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

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