Duwamish Tribe Celebrates the First Nations--Free Event
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Seattle, WA
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Saturday Oct 12, 2013 4:00 PM - Saturday Oct 12, 2013 7:00 PM | Free


Duwamish Tribe Celebrates the First Nations--Free Event
The Duwamish Tribe & PoetsWest host a program of Native American poetry and storytelling followed by an open mike and showing of the film, Princess Angeline.  Featured artists include:  Thomas Hubbard, Philip Red Eagle, J. Glenn Evans, Peter Ali, and Duwamish heritage group "Singing Feet."   Free admission/parking.  Other sponsor:  4Culture.  

Authentic Frybread will be available for sale along with selected free refreshments.


Duwamish Tribe

Representatives from the Duwamish Tribe's heritage group "Singing Feet" will share traditional Duwamish teachings through story and song.  TilibSedeb (Singing-Feet), the Duwamish Tribe's language and culture group was recently honored as a recipient of  a 2012 Mayor's Arts Awards from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.  In January 2009, the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center was opened to promote and share the heritage of Chief Seattle's Duwamish Tribe--Seattle's First People and only native tribe.  Duwamish tribal leadership continues unbroken since Chief Seattle.  Cecile Hansen, the great, great, great, grand-niece of Chief Seattle has served as the Chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe for 37 years.  The Longhouse provides a home for the Duwamish people and visible place to declare, "We are still here." Like traditional potlatch houses, it is a gathering place to which the Duwamish can invite guests.

Peter Ali

Is a talented and self-taught Native flutist creating his music not from notes, but from spirit within so each performance is unique and special. He plays a variety of native flutes and shares their stories as well as stories of his rich ethnic heritage. Listen to the sounds of eagle, running river, nature and spirit in the flute's song.

Thomas Hubbard

Comes from a rich heritage of Cherokee, Miami, Irish and English ancestry and grew up among factory workers.  He earned a teaching degree in English, Education and Sociology from Ball State University in 1969.  Over the next thirty years he worked as a teacher, a carpenter, blues musician and freelance writer. He attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas, St. Edward's University, East Texas State University and Indiana University.  He won the Seattle's Grand Slam in 1995. He has written three chapbooks, Nail and Other Hardworking Poems, Junkyard Dogz, Injunz and published an anthology Children Remember Their Fathers.  His poetry, fiction and reviews have been published in numerous journals.  Hubbard has recently served as vice president of the board of directors for the Washington Poets Association.  He currently serves on the editorial staff of two magazines: Raven Chronicles and Cartier Street Review.

Philip Red Eagle

Philip H. Red Eagle is a born and raised Northwest writer, artist, metal smith and carver.  He is the author of Red Earth:  A Vietnam Warrior's Journey; styled in mythical realism and now in 2nd Edition (saltpublishing.com).  He is also the originator and a cofounder of The Raven Chronicles:  A Journal of Art, Literature & The Spoken Word (1991-Present), currently based in Seattle.  Philip is an "occasional poet" who, these days, spends most of his time working with Tribal Journeys, a cultural movement using the canoe as a vessel for cultural renewal.

J. Glenn Evans

Part Cherokee, native of Oklahoma, founder of PoetsWest and Activists for a Better World, hosts PoetsWest at KSER 90.7FM, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show.  Evans is author of a book of poetry, Window in the Sky and three chapbooks, Buffalo Tracks, Deadly Mistress and Seattle Poems.  He has written three novels, Broker Jim, Zeke's Revenge and Wayfarers, is a former stockbroker-investment banker.  Evans has lived in Seattle since 1960, worked in a lumber mill, operated a mining company and co-produced a movie, Christmas Mountain, with Mark Miller, co-starring Slim Pickens.  Evans, in addition to poetry and novels has written numerous political essays and is the author several local community histories including a history of Seattle's Pike Place Market and has been published in many literary Journals.

The program will be recorded for radio and TV.

Directions:  First time guests should use map search & driving directions and allow 20 minutes extra.

Parking:  Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot:  The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail.  By bus, take the M125 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.


Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center (View)
4705 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Film > Movies

Minimum Age: 7
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!