The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

The Longhouse is called sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ—The House of Welcome—in South Puget Sound Salish.

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We promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development. Learn more about what we do.

What We Do

  • Multicultural classes, presentations, performances and more! See below for our upcoming events.

  • Native artist programs—The Longhouse supports Native artists, and hosts exhibitions and art sales throughout the year.
  • Native art grant program—Fund your northwest native art project.
  • Venue services—Host your next event at the Longhouse with Evergreen’s Conference Services.

Upcoming Events

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Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry

April 7 - May 7 at Evergreen Gallery

Meet the Artists! Saturday, April 26th 2-4pm

Terrain Poster

Sponsored by the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

From the crest of the Cascades to the Continental Divide, touching Northern California into British Columbia, view the homeland of the Plateau people through a compilation of relief prints and poems. Curated and Edited by Joe Feddersen (Colville)

"Terrain" artists and poets: Leo Adams, Sherman Alexie, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Gloria Bird, Ron Carraher, Vic Charlo, Corwin Clairmont, Cameron Decker, Alyne Watlamet DeCoteau, Debra Earling, Vanessa Enos, Carly Feddersen, Joe Feddersen, Ryan Feddersen, Jennifer Fergusen, Frank Finley, Rick Gendron, Cheryl Grunlose, Michael Holloman, Van Holloman, Rochelle Kulei, James Lavadour, Miles MIller, Ramon Murillo, Ed Archie Noisecat, William Passmore, Lillian Pitt, Lawney Reyes, Susan Sheoships, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Kirby Stanton, Toma Villa, Ramona Wilson, & Elizabeth Woody.

Download a poster here.

Public Presentation: Micah McCarty, Makah Artist

Micah McCarty Public Presentation

Makah artist, Micah McCarty, will make a presentation on the process of carving a cedar dug out canoe on Thursday, April 24th at 6pm in the Longhouse, room 1007B. Micah has been working to complete a canoe in the Longhouse Carving Studio Pay3q'ali during Fall and Winter quarters. The event is free and open to the public. For information contact (360)867-6718 or geniae@evergreen.edu.

Download an event pdf poster here.

See past events at the Longhouse.

I have served as a visiting artist in many places such as France, New Zealand, Mexico, Siberia, Japan, Germany and in many Native Nations across the United States. I would like to say that my time spent at the Longhouse - House of Welcome at The Evergreen State College has been vital to my experience as a Native educator. The staff, programs and the community at the Longhouse are unlike any I have witnessed in many places of higher education.

The unity and strength present in the Longhouse has been proven time and time again. I myself will continue to donate what I can to the mission of the Longhouse and I encourage others to do the same. Giving to this place of welcome will in turn give back as it always has to the larger Native community. You will see in time how you to can be a part of the Longhouse history. It has been a great honor for me to witness and be a small part of so much good.

-Melanie Yazzie (Diné)

Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Art
University of Colorado-Boulder