The Longhouse 10 Year Celebration and Potlatch

Event Date: September 24, 2005

longhouse at dawn

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Join Northwest tribal leaders, Native artists and the campus community as Evergreen's Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, also known as the "House of Welcome," commemorates its 10-year anniversary with a special celebration and potlatch. Home to Evergreen's Native American academic programs and the college's public service center that promotes Native art and culture, the Longhouse was the first building constructed on a public campus in the United States to be based on Native American tradition. The celebration is free and open to the public and will include cultural ceremonies, the dedication of new cedar carvings, the premiere of a documentary about the Longhouse, dancing, singing and remarks from invited dignitaries.

1 p.m. - Opening Ceremony
5 p.m. - Dinner, followed by Potlatch