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Heritage and Culture Program News

New Work Hours for Heritage and  ALL TRIBAL MEMBERS are welcomed to come in and use the
Culture Coordinators sewing room for projects or for arts & crafts.  Staff can be available
to assist you if needed.
„„Dianne Devlin:  Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.  
PLEASE CALL  Lynn Hoheisel to schedule dates and times you
„„Walter Lewis: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM. would like to use the room for your projects or just drop in anytime
before the end of the workday. Share with Lynn about the projects
The culture coordinators will be working with the children in  the you would like to use the room for. Our program has seven sewing
Youth/Education services through the winter months. machines available to use for sewing projects. 

„„Lynn Hoheisel: Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  For more information contact Lynn at the Community center in
Their Lunch time is 12:00 - 12:30 PM.  Lynn is available to help Heritage Room or call
with family tree research, and documenting, or copying pictures for
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Awarded Governor’s Heritage Organization Award

(Olympia, Wash.): The Longhouse to learn from one another’s cultural extraordinary leadership of Tina (Shoalwater Bay) of Tokeland,
Education and Cultural Center at practices, values and traditions. Kuckkahn-Miller. Through her who was awarded the Young Arts
the Evergreen State College was efforts, her imagining, her incredible Leadership Award for his work at
presented with a 2014 Governor’s The Longhouse received skill, the Longhouse is now on the his tribe’s heritage department in
Arts and Heritage Award from congratulations from Senator international landscape. Over the revitalizing the Southwest Coastal
Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, Patty Murray, who stated, years, she has had a vision, she’s arts in a rural remote area of
October 28th. The award recognizes “Your organization’s efforts to built community and connections Washington State.
the Longhouse’s nearly twenty year encourage cultural exchanges internally on campus with faculty
record of making broad and lasting and your dedication to preserving and staff and she’s worked with Other Awardees are: the Arts
impacts in both contemporary indigenous arts and culture have Native American people in the Council of Snohomish County
and traditional Native arts and truly been a benefit to our state Northwest, in the country and now (The Schack Art Center) of Everett,
cultures throughout Washington and our nation.” State Senator with other indigenous people around which won the Arts Organization
State, across the nation, and in John McCoy (Tulalip) also offered the world in translating the vision of Award, the Arts Organization
many places around the Pacific a message of commendation, the House of Welcome to a service Leadership Award went to Speight
Rim. The Longhouse is dedicated “Thank you for your extraordinary center for the college and for our Jenkins (Seattle Opera), and the
to indigenous arts and culture, contribution to, and perpetuation region that is matched nowhere.” Individual Artist Award was given to
having achieved excellence in work of traditional knowledge, arts and Norie Sato of Seattle.
encompassing education, cultural cultural customs of the Northwest The Longhouse nominated two of
preservation, creative expression, indigenous peoples. Your work the other honorees for awards this The Longhouse Education and
and economic development. Part enriches community through year: Johnpaul Jones (Cherokee Cultural Center, “House of
of this work includes hosting arts education, and culture of and Choctaw) of Bainbridge Island, Welcome,” is a public service center
thousands of indigenous artists from Washington State.” who won the Heritage Individual located at The Evergreen State
across the globe for workshops; Award for his lifetime career as College. Its mission is to promote
convening regional, national, Of the Longhouse’s longtime an artist and architect that has indigenous arts and cultures through
and international stakeholders work, Les Purce, President of the brought prestige and honor to the education, cultural preservation,
to foster and promote Native Evergreen State College said “There state of Washington. Johnpaul creative expression and economic
artistic expression; facilitating the is nothing more extraordinary in Jones is currently working with development.
marketing and sales of indigenous my mind than the evolution of the Longhouse to build a new
works; and gathering Native peoples our Longhouse – the first such Fiber Arts studio on the campus For more information about the
from Washington, the greater Longhouse in the nation. Much of the Evergreen State College. Longhouse, visit www.evergreen.
United States, and the Pacific Rim of that is attributable to the Also nominated was Earl Davis edu/longhouse.    Page 9
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