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Calendar of Events

We will be adding live performances, storytelling, speakers and more throughout the year.
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Gift Shop & Gallery Sales--Longhouse Art Gallery Exhibition.
Art Opening: Storytelling, Videos, Spoken Word, & Visual Art by Gen7 Native Youth Summer Intern Program. Opening Program: Sat., August 30, 2014, 5-8pm. Free RSVP tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/820008. 10 young artists share art work & presentations created under the mentorship of 4 Native American artists (Tiffany Midge, creative writing; Roger Fernandes, storytelling & art; Angelo Baca & Dallas Pinkham, Videography).

Art Exhibit: 2-week exhibit of artwork and videos continues in the Duwamish Art Gallery. Continuing exhibit will also feature works by master artist Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S'Klallam).

Aug.30th to Sept. 13th

Duwamish Art Gallery is open Mon-Sat from 10-5.


Special Events-Family Friendly

 

July 20, 2015 7:30PM
 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR THE DUWAMISH: Sufi Ceremony

The Duwamish wish to acknowledge the out pouring of community support and interfaith prayer for the tribe. We accept all of these expressions of prayer and invite the community to join in with an open heart. All are invited in the spirit of inclusion, equality, unity, and love.

The intention of this evening is to offer spiritual support for the Duwamish tribe, the original inhabitants of what is now the city of Seattle. Recently the tribe was denied federal recognition, which prevents them from receiving the health, education, and economic support that they are due. This denial of their existence is harmful on many levels, and we join in their prayers for acknowledgement and restitution.

The evening is fully participatory. There is no separation between guest, witness, presenter, reciter, or musician. Together we create a Healing moment, to benefit all those in need, everywhere, throughout time. We call this Ayin I Cem, a spiritual ceremony utilizing music and the whirling prayer meditation practiced by those who follow the path of Love in the spiritual lineage of the Sufi mystic and poet known as Rumi.

All are welcome. If you need further background: rumiseattle.org

 


 

July 26, 2015 12-3PM
 

Duwamish Native Foods: Roger Fernandes shares: Teachings of the First People.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories, we understood the world through these. These stories taught, guided, and healed us. Stories sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these so we could live in the world in a good way -- the stories still wait to do their work for those who will listen.

Today, books, television and the Internet have replaced storytelling, but the old people say that the new ways have no spirit. The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

Guest Speaker: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe) is a renowned story teller and artist living in Seattle, WA. His work reflects the culture and beliefs of the Puget Salish tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle's Duwamish Tribe. Doors open 12pm. Cultural Program 1pm. Guest Speaker on Grizzly Bears & Cattails. Shared Meal 3pm. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1984124

The Duwamish Native Food Program is sponsored by the DUWAMISH RIVER OPPORTUNITY FUND (DROF): Seattle Department of Neighborhoods & 4Culture. Bi-monthly program, 2nd & 4th Sundays, June-July.

WHEN: June 28, 2015. 12:30-4pm. Doors open at Noon. Program starts at 1pm. Enjoy Art Gallery & Exhibits & Waterfront Park beforehand.

 


 

July 26, 2015 3PM
 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR THE DUWAMISH: Native Gathering

The Duwamish wish to acknowledge the out pouring of community support and interfaith prayer for the tribe. We accept all of these expressions of prayer and invite the community to join in with an open heart. All are invited in the spirit of inclusion, equality, unity, and love.

The intention of this evening is to offer spiritual support for the Duwamish tribe, the original inhabitants of what is now the city of Seattle. Recently the tribe was denied federal recognition, which prevents them from receiving the health, education, and economic support that they are due. This denial of their existence is harmful on many levels, and we join in their prayers for acknowledgement and restitution.




 

July 27, 2015 6-8PM
 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR THE DUWAMISH: Zenpeacemakers offer prayers & Heart Ceremony for the Duwamish Tribe. Native American flute songs by Paul “Che-oke-ten” Wagner.

The intention of this evening is to offer spiritual support for the Duwamish tribe, the original inhabitants of what is now the city of Seattle. Recently the tribe was denied federal recognition, which prevents them from receiving the health, education, and economic support that they are due. This denial of their existence is harmful on many levels, and we bear witness and join in their prayers for acknowledgement and restitution.

Open your heart and bear witness to the continuing cultural genocide of the Duwamish and other Native Americans. Genjo Marinello, Abbot of the Seattle Chobo-Ji-Temple will share the HEART CEREMONY. In a TOBACCO-CEREMONY-- the Duwamish will hand-over a tobacco-poach to Abbot Genjo Marinello, to be taken to the Native American Bearing Witness Retreat in the Lakota Black Hills in August. Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner will offer Native American flute songs with visions of prayer & healing for all his relations.

Native American Bearing Witness Retreat
Black Hills, South Dakota
August 10-14, 2015
http://zenpeacemakers.org/

With the permission and blessing of Lakota Elders, Zenpeacemakes will be traveling to the Black Hills for a retreat on Native American land with tribal members to bear witness to the genocide of indigenous peoples. The Zenpeacemakers are exploring the Native American history of the Puget Sound in preparation for this retreat and invite you to join them at the Duwamish Longhouse

In this retreat, Zenpeacemakers will bear witness to the genocide of the American Indians beginning in the 16th century, the injustice and abuse that continue to this day, and the thievery and exploitation of their land. First nations around the world have lost their lands, languages, and ways of life at the hands of American and European colonialists pursuing an agenda of domination, genocide, theft, and the elimination of indigenous cultures and identities.

Paul "Che oke ten" Wagner is an award winning Native American flutist and internationally-performing presenter of the traditional songs & stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors. He enjoys sharing the warmth, humor & wisdom of these beautiful "teachings," (as they are known in the sacred tradition of his people) in an engaging & interactive way, his Native flute songs have come to him with visions of healing & prayer for all relations (tree people, animal people, human people).

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR THE DUWAMISH

The Duwamish wish to acknowledge the out pouring of community support and interfaith prayer for the tribe. We accept all of these expressions of prayer and invite the community to join in with an open heart.

We have scheduled 3 community gatherings.

July 20th, Sufi Ceremony at 7:30pm.
July 26th, Native Gathering at 3pm.
July 27th, Zenpeacemakers at 6pm.

All are invited in the spirit of inclusion, equality, unity, and love.


 


 

 

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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.

 

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4705 W. Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

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