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.

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Site Dedication Ceremony

Sunday, October 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm

Join friends of the Longhouse at the Site Dedication Ceremony for the Indigenous Arts Campus and Fiber Arts Studio.

Site dedication

Please RSVP to Erin at geniae@evergreen.edu or (360)867-6718.

Download an event poster here.

2014 Artist Grant Programs Open

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Apply Now! Fall 2014 Grant Applications due October 20, 2014

American Indian, Alaska Native, or Kanaka Maoli artists who are residents of Washington or Oregon are eligible to apply. See our grant programs web page for more information.

Native Creative Development Grant Application: Word document or PDF

Native Master Artist Initiative Grant Application: Word document or PDF

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