Conferences and Events

3rd Annual Weavers Teaching Weavers (WTW) Gathering - East, March 20-21, 2014, at the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton, OR

Now in its 3rd year, WTW-East is an annual event to bring together experienced Native American Weavers to teach and learn from one another, sharing weaving skills and techniques to preserve Native traditional arts in eastern Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

A flier and registration forms can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

For more information or questions about the event, please contact Ethel Greene, Cultural Arts Coordinator at egreene@nwic.edu.


11th Annual Weavers Teaching Weavers at NWIC, April 3-4, 2014

 

NWIC is hosting the 11th annual WTW Gathering, an event created for master weavers to share their knowledge with other weavers so that the tradition will be preserved. During the first day, instructors work with each other; second and third day is open for experienced weavers ages 14 & older.  Up to 120 weavers gather from Pacific Northwest Tribes for two days of fun, visiting with friends and family, and of course, weaving!

***Click here to watch YouTube video of photos from the 2013 WTW***

A flier and brochure can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. For more information, please call Ruth Solomon, Conference Coordinator.  360.392.4239 or rsolomon@nwic.edu.


Join us for Camp Ne-Schaleche each August at the Northwest Indian College, Lummi Nation, Bellingham, WA

Ne-Schaleche (formerly the Native American Women & Girls, Men & Boys Conference) in the Lummi language means "my family or my friends".  The camp promotes family wellness, cultural and intergenerational learning. The gathering provides an opportunity to spend time away with family, make new friends and visit with old ones! Workshops and wellness activities focus on the return of a healthier, traditional way of living. 

Over 100 youth, adults and elders from over 8 tribes participate each year! Join families and friends for three days of cultural sharing, Native games, storytelling, art, singing, dancing, swimming and more! 

Click here to see the You Tube Video from 2010! 

What participants have said about the camp:

"This camp reminds us of how communities used to live back in the day, it brings good medicine."

"The best part of the conference was all tribal members interacting with each other, young and old."  

For more information about the Camp, please contact Ruth Solomon, Conference Coordinator at 360.392.4239 or rsolomon@nwic.edu.

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3rd Annual WTW East, March 20-21, 2014 at Pendleton, OR_flier
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WTW March 20-21 Registration form
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11th Annual WTW, April 3-4,2014 at NWIC_flier
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11th Annual WTW, April 3-4, 2014 BROCHURE w/Instructor list