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News from the Cultural Program Youth Attend Generations Rising Native Art Workshop Learning How to Make Native Crafts The Chehalis Tribal Youth spent The Evergreen State College. attending the workshop. Dewey “Pillow Baby Board” taught by Saturday, March 3 to learn Knowing they would attend Gleason brought a drum he Elaine McCloud. Shayna proudly Traditional Native crafting at the Longhouse Event, the kids had made in the Cultural Class, placed her completed project on The Evergreen State College. attended the “After School proudly displaying his original the display table alongside her Sam Boyd the new staffer for Cultural Class Program” offered design featured on the drum. sister’s and little brother’s art. the Youth Program transported by the Cultural Coordinator, All excited to be there everyone the young artist to the college to Dianne Devlin. There are many rushed off to see what the David Pickernell better known attend the “Generations Rising different native crafts offered at artisans had to offer. The Tribal as Junior at the “Chehalis Tribal Workshops.” Dianne Devlin, the community center throughout youth participated in workshops After School Programs,” raced to Cultural Coordinator went along the week. During the drum taught by 10 Native Artisan. the display table to place what he to help oversee the youth, as they making classes, youth learned Tables where set up around the had made each time he fnished proudly displayed their work how to make drums, painting College Longhouse Great Room. a project. You could see how they had been learning to make designs on their drums, and a Youth from many different Tribes proud he was of his work. Junior this year. drum stick. They also learned gathered to both show the art made a Walking Stick, Pillow how to make other items such as: they had made, and yearned to Baby Board, cedar weave art, Generations Rising Native Art bone chokers, dream catchers, learn how to make new native and several pieces of jewelry for Workshops have been presented and beaded items. Each youth crafts items. . his family. When asked who he at Evergreen State College for selected three items to share made the items for, he simply 14 years. The event is a day- with everyone who attended Kiahra Pickernell was the frst said, “My Aunties.” long occasion sponsored by the the College Events. Shayna to learn how to make Walking Hazel Pete Institute of Chehalis Pickernell was very proud of a Sticks taught by Donna Choke. At the end of the day each youth Basketry, The Evergreen State “Frog” she had beaded, bringing This lead the way for others to received a Certifcate “2012 College Longhouse, and the two other art pieces she had follow when Kiahra stepped up Generations Rising Participant” Native American Studies “Justice made: a dream catcher and her to the microphone to announce and selected a price from the gift Program”. bone choker. what she had done. She later table for the great job they did. Their face beamed with pride The tribal youth left the said, “This is fun, I had a really and really showed how much fun Community Center early that Upon arriving at TESC, the great time.” they had learning how to make morning, bringing their favorite Tribal Youth placed their art in new native crafts. What a great art pieces to be displayed at the exhibit, alongside other youth Shayna Pickernell fnished her day. Great Job youth!    Page 9
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