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The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center—Celebrating 20 Years!

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

2015 - 2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Evergreen Longhouse! The theme for our vicennial is "Building Upon the Past, Visioning Into the Future" —learn more about our 20th Anniversary!

We promote Indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development. Learn more.

What We Do:

  • The Longhouse supports Native artists and hosts Native Art Sales and Exhibitions throughout the year.
  • You can fund your northwest Native art project with the Native Artists Grant Programs that we offer.
  • You can host your next event at the Longhouse with Evergreen’s Conference Services.
  • The Longhouse is in the process of developing a graduate-level academic program—a Master of Fine Arts in Indigenous Artslearn more!
  • We host and offer multicultural classes, presentations, performances and more! (See below for upcoming events).

Upcoming Events:

(There are no upcoming events at this time. Please check back for future events).

Facebook Keep up with our latest events on our Facebook page.

See past events at the Longhouse.

Longhouse Merchandise:

You can support Longhouse programming and new inititatives like the Fiber Arts Studio, by purchasing merchandise! We offer a variety of gifts, including the beautiful Thunderbird Arrives wool blanketdesigned by Louie Gong and Longhouse staff, and produced by Louie Gong's Eighth Generation.

Thunderbird Arrives

(Photo by Steve Bloom, courtesy of The Olympian).

What is your Favorite Memory of the Longhouse?

Happy 20th

Over the next year, the Longhouse will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a series of events and programs, and as a member of the Longhouse community, we'd love to hear from you!

Have you attended a Longhouse event or workshop? Have you been the recipient of a Longhouse grant or residency?

Your stories and memories are a part of the Longhouse legacy, and we'd love to hear about them and what you are up to now! Please participate in the survey below to share with us!

Longhouse Anniversary Survey: https://forms.evergreen.edu/longhouse-anniversary-survey.

Sharing the Good News: An Update on the Longhouse

Tina in front of the Longhouse

Over the past year, the Longhouse has been busy with multiple projects, workshops and events! We want to share some of our most exciting accomplishments with you! You can download the good news document (pdf) here.

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/Navajo)

Former Longhouse Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Art, University of Colorado-Boulder