Longhouse Protocol

The Longhouse is unlike any other building on campus. The Longhouse embodies the partnership between the college and the surrounding Indian tribes. It was built upon a foundation of respect and acknowledgement for the original indigenous, Coast Salish peoples of the land in this region. Out of respect for the indigenous peoples of this land, we ask that you refrain from the use of drugs or alcohol in or around the Longhouse. Groups who reserve the Longhouse are responsible for the scheduled activities in and around the Longhouse and will be held accountable for infractions of the permanent ban on the use of drugs and/or alcohol in the building.

You are invited to learn more about Longhouse culture and protocol by participating in annual events such as the fall community dinner, the holiday Native arts fair, the spring cleansing ceremony, and other events throughout the year.