(Image: The Evergreen Longhouse, called sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ, meaning "The House of Welcome" in South Puget Sound Salish)
What We Do
We promote Indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development—learn more.
- The Longhouse supports Native artists and hosts Native Art Sales and Exhibits throughout the year.
- You can fund your art project with the Grant Programs that we offer to Native artists in the Northwest.
- You can host your next event at the Longhouse with Evergreen’s Conference Services.
- We host and offer multicultural classes, presentations, performances and more! Visit our Events page.
- The Longhouse is in the process of developing a graduate-level academic program—a Master of Fine Arts in Indigenous Arts—learn more!
(There are no upcoming events at this time. Please check back for future events).
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We offer a variety of gifts, including the beautiful Thunderbird Arrives wool blanket—co-designed by Louie Gong (Nooksack) and Longhouse staff, and produced by Louie Gong's Eighth Generation.
(Image: Longhouse staff team holding the First Edition of the Thunderbird Arrives wool blanket.
Left to right: Peter Boome, Tina Kuckkahn, Laura Grabhorn, Erin Genia, Heather Genia. Photo
by Steve Bloom, courtesy of The Olympian)
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Sharing the Good News—An Update on 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/Navajo), Former Longhouse Advisory Board Member, Associate Professor of Art at University of Colorado-Boulder