The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

The Longhouse is called sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ—The House of Welcome—in South Puget Sound Salish.

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We promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development. Learn more about what we do.

2015-2016 Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center! Our theme for this year is Building Upon Our Past, Visioning into Our Future. Check out our page dedicated to the 20th Anniversary.

What We Do

Upcoming Events

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Longhouse Holiday Native Arts Fair

Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th 11:00am - 5:00pm

Holiday Native Arts Fair

Support Native artists this holiday season at the Longhouse Holiday Native Arts Fair! Shop for a wide variety of original gifts such as prints, carvings, paintings, music, jewelry, clothing, dolls, cards, baskets and more! Find something for everyone in all price ranges.

Vendors contact: Laura Grabhorn at (360)867-6413 or grabhorl@evergreen.edu

Download a vendor application here.

Download an event poster here.

Longhouse Merchandise

Support our programming and new inititatives like the Fiber Arts Studio with your purchase of Longhouse merchandise!

Check out our new page with some great gift ideas, including the gorgeous Thunderbird Arrives blanket produced by Louie Gong's company 8th Generation, here.

Thunderbird Arrives

Happy 20th

What is your Favorite Memory of the Longhouse?

What is your favorite Longhouse memory? Over the next year, the Longhouse will be celebrating our 20th anniversary with a series of events and programs, and as a member of the Longhouse community, we'd love to hear from you! Have you attended a Longhouse event or workshop? Have you been the recipient of a Longhouse grant or residency? Your stories and memories are a part of the Longhouse legacy, and we'd love to hear about them and what you are up to now. Please follow the link below to share with us:


Sharing the Good News: Longhouse Update

Tina in front of the Longhouse

The Longhouse has been very busy over the past year with multiple projects, workshops and events. We want to share some of our most exciting accomplishments with you!

You can download the good news document here.

See past events at the Longhouse.

I have served as a visiting artist in many places such as France, New Zealand, Mexico, Siberia, Japan, Germany and in many Native Nations across the United States. I would like to say that my time spent at the Longhouse - House of Welcome at The Evergreen State College has been vital to my experience as a Native educator. The staff, programs and the community at the Longhouse are unlike any I have witnessed in many places of higher education.

The unity and strength present in the Longhouse has been proven time and time again. I myself will continue to donate what I can to the mission of the Longhouse and I encourage others to do the same. Giving to this place of welcome will in turn give back as it always has to the larger Native community. You will see in time how you to can be a part of the Longhouse history. It has been a great honor for me to witness and be a small part of so much good.

-Melanie Yazzie (Diné)

Former Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Art
University of Colorado-Boulder