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In August, fifteen thousand people welcomed more than one hundred canoes to Puyallup. It was glorious. I felt proud to be a Coast Salish woman. I felt proud to be born from these people.


by Judy Furlong Cecile Hansen’s pursuit of justice for the Duwamish people began in 1974. She was a housewife in her early 30s, living in Tukwila and raising three daughters, when her younger broth…


The Duwamish have used the healing spring waters of forgotten Licton Springs for centuries, and landmark designation from the city could protect it for future generations.


A new mural in the South Park community pays tribute to the Duwamish River and represents the past, present, and future of the community. The mural stretches along a wall in Duwamish Waterway Park and the fresh paint depicts the transformation of Seattle’s only river over time.


Many thanks to everyone who came out for WE ARE STILL HERE at the Duwamish Longhouse! It was a great turnout and a truly engaged audience!


Last night during the 4th Annual Duwamish River Chocolate Fest, Paulina Lopez was officially presented as the new DRCC/TAG Executive Director.

At the ceremony Jolene Hass, Director of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, handed over to Paulina Lopez and James Rasmussen the blanket of the Dwamish Tribe that symbolizes the love and appreciation for the leadership James Rasmussen had provided since 2011 and now has past to Paulina Lopez. CONGRATULATIONS PAULINA!


The Bill Holm Center offers research grants to Native artists and other researchers as well as University of Washington graduate students who are interested in Northwest Native Art. Applications are reviewed by the Bill Holm Center advisory board and awarded once a year in the spring.

🌸SPRING SALE🌸 on the film! DVDs and the Extended Edition Blu-rays are available through the website.http://promisedlandd...

🌸SPRING SALE🌸 on the film! DVDs and the Extended Edition Blu-rays are available through the website.


In addition to buying a home-use copy of this film, you can donate directly to the tribes themselves. Please consider giving to Real Rent Duwamish and the Chinook Indian Nation Tansy Point Reclamation Project.


Program Coordinator - Longhouse

For complete details and to learn how to apply for this position visit: https://evergreen.edu/employment/.

Position Purpose
This position reports to the Managing Director of the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center and provides administrative support for the Longhouse operations.

As a public service center, the Longhouse promotes indigenous arts and cultures through the administration of the Native Economic Development Arts Program, which includes grant-making, a residency program, a marketing service, and Native art sales and exhibitions.

This is a full-time, overtime-eligible, partially grant-funded project position with the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center on the Olympia campus of The Evergreen State College. A portion of this position (.6 FTE) is grant-funded through June 30, 2021 and may be extended depending on continued grant funding.

Salary and Benefits: $2,791 - $3,702 per month of full-time work + excellent benefits including paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package; and a tuition waiver program.

Closes: March 25, 2019
All requested application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered.


If you are in the Seattle area this weekend the Duwamish Longhouse and culture center is having a Spring Art Mart.
Free entrance and free parking.


An award-winning documentary, PROMISED LAND, a social justice film on the Duwamish and Chinook tribes, their fight for restoration, and what the federal recognition process says about indigenous sovereignty today.


The Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association participates in French flower and garden show with a Native-American themed display.


Transportation improvements in Seattle’s neighborhoods and business districts.


It’s time to tell the city what street improvements your community needs most by scoring projects proposed by neighbors in your district!

District 1 (South Park) has 2 chances to meet in person and score projects:
Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm — Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Monday 6:30-8:00pm — South Park Hall

Or go Online anytime through February 22 @

Please show your support for the “Duwamish Longhouse Pedestrian Safety & Accessibility Project” in District 1!

The Duwamish Longhouse, Duwamish Valley Safe Streets, South Park Neighborhood Association, West Seattle Bike Connections, Georgetown Community Council, Highland Park Action Committee HPAC, ECOSS, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association - DNDA, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Sustainable West Seattle, and West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails endorse this important project!


WE ARE STILL HERE. We are the People of the Inside, dxʷdəwʔabš, the Duwamish Tribe. We are the first people of Seattle, the city named for our Chief (Si'ahl) Seattle, and Greater King County.

A chance to support the Duwamish Longhouse by voting for a project that would link & provide safer passage for bike ride...

A chance to support the Duwamish Longhouse by voting for a project that would link & provide safer passage for bike riders/walkers to/from the Duwamish Trail & Herring House Park (which are across the street from the Longhouse).

Help decide how to spend $2 million on park and street improvements in Seattle Submit ideas beginning January 28 thru February 22 Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is again engaging community members to democratically decide how to spend $2 million of the City’s budget on small-scale …


  We have reported on this scary story: People on foot are crossing 5 lanes with a 40 mph posted speed limit on a major truck route, without a crosswalk, to get to the Duwamish Longhouse from…


The Now & Then roadshow combines history with audience participation and an unexpected cameo in Ballard.


James Rasmussen's family has been c***ected to the Duwamish River for 10,000 years, and his concept of home fuels his stewardship of the river.


A big announcement tonight from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition: As we move into the new year, DRCC/TAG is excited to announce that Paulina López will be our new executive director, effective January 1, 2019. Our coordinator, James Rasmussen, is stepping into a new, part-time, technical lead r...

As 2018 and the first full year of Real Rent Duwamish comes to a close, we want to send a huge THANK YOU to the 1,829 Re...

As 2018 and the first full year of Real Rent Duwamish comes to a close, we want to send a huge THANK YOU to the 1,829 Renters and countless organizations, businesses, musicians, religious groups, schools, and local media who have helped make Real Rent Duwamish the incredible movement it's becoming!

Stay tuned for big things in 2019, like the 10-year anniversary of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on January 26th. We hope to see you there!--- Real Rent Duwamish

As 2018 and the first full year of Real Rent comes to a close, we want to send a huge THANK YOU to the 1,829 Renters and countless organizations, businesses, musicians, religious groups, schools, and local media who have helped make Real Rent the incredible movement it's becoming!

Stay tuned for big things in 2019, like the 10-year anniversary of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on January 26th. We hope to see you there!

UW Nutritional Sciences Program · The schedule for our winter quarter 2019 seminar on Aquatic Food Systems, Nutrition, a...

UW Nutritional Sciences Program
The schedule for our winter quarter 2019 seminar on Aquatic Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health has been posted. Join us on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:20 in Kane Hall 110.

Speakers represent a number of and community partners: UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Zero Waste Washington, Duwamish Longhouse, Mashiko Restaurant, UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington, WA Aquaponics, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, UW Department of Economics, UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, UW College of the Environment


Please note that Tribal Admin will be closed this coming Thursday, December 13:

Memorial Services for Dr.Tollefson, Dec. 13th.

Memorial Services for Dr.Tollefson, Dec. 13th.

Please note that Tribal Admin will be closed this coming Thursday, December 13:


"Princess Angeline, Daughter of Chief Seattle."

Born about 1820 died May 31, 1896. Known in Lushootseed as Kikisoblu or Wewick (Prosch). http://www.historylink.org/File/2493


A project to create two memorial totem poles in order to honor desecrated ancestors’ graves is underway; the first pole was erected at a school in May.


Canada's National Energy Board was instructed by the courts to hear out First Nation concerns, as well as effects the pipeline expansion would have on orcas and marine environment.


The Trump administration has issued its first federal recognition decision and the news isn't looking good for the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation.


Cecile Ann Hansen -- a descendant within the family of Chief Si 'ahl ("Chief Seattle") -- has served as the elected chair of her people since 1975.

During those decades the Duwamish (or in the Salish language of Lushootseed: the Dkhw'Duw'Absh) have made much progress in the ongoing efforts to nurture their arts, language, and culture. But Hansen's original goal -- and the driving imperative behind her sustained efforts ever since -- has simply been to "correct an injustice."

Learn more about her in the article: "Hansen, Cecile: Tribal Chairwoman of Seattle's Duwamish Peoples"
By Peter Blechahttp -----> ://www.historylink.org/File/8963


It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.


4705 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm


(206) 431-1582


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Wishing Duwamish Longhouse the best of luck in their groundbreaking lawsuit seeking federal recognition. If it's successful this lawsuit will forge paths for many other Native peoples seeking rights and recognition.
A beautiful greeting from our friends at Duwamish Longhouse.

Happy New Year!
Looking for some local holiday shopping options?

Help support the Duwamish Longhouse by patronizing their shop. The Longhouse Store is open to visit, and online orders are available to be picked up.

Thank you for helping to keep the only standing Longhouse in the city of Seattle open!

Celebrate Indigenous People's Day and Indigenous Pride with the Social Justice Film Festival and the blocks INDIGENOUS FUTURES and ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE: CELEBRATING EACH OTHER.

Honor Thy Mother
directed and produced by Lucy Ostrander

The untold story of Aboriginal women from Canada and Native women from tribes in Washington and Alaska who migrated to Bainbridge Island, the traditional territory of the Suquamish people.

'Honor Thy Mother' is part of ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE: CELEBRATING EACH OTHER: Members of Bainbridge Island's Indipino community reflect on the joy, strength, and love of their mothers (and the racism that kept their heritage secret), and early childhood educators invite filmgoers into their anti-racist classrooms in these films about addressing racism.

Information, tickets, and more at www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org.

Sponsored by PopUpJustice, Duwamish Longhouse, and 91.3 KBCS
There are many ways to honor indigenous people’s day. We can show up to indigenous-lead events and listen. We can follow a bunch of amazing indigenous individuals and organization and listen. We can steward the land in gratitude for the ancestors who are nourishing it with their bones and their infinite stewardship. We can commit to learning about the indigenous people of the place we live from them themselves.

AND WE CAN CONTRIBUTE to Real Rent Duwamish. You can contribute a one-time donation, or a monthly donation, as little as $5, as big as a million. And we can learn about what that money is going towards. Recognize that it is the currently federally unrecognized Duwamish people and their Indigenous and non-indigenous allies who are rehabilitating the River that gives this entire city life, commerce, and transportation. Indigenous people are working hard to care for this city despite the city barely giving back.

Let’s shift that.

This images for this post were originally created by Carmen Selam and Real Rent Duwamish

Here are some more local indigenous folks and orgs to follow, support, and learn from (please add more in the comment section)

Duwamish Longhouse

Eighth Generation- “Inspired Natives not Native inspired”

Seattle Indian Health Board “Cultural healthcare and human services for our people today. Advocacy and data research for our people of the future”

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center “serving Urban Natives in Western Washington since 1970”

Canoes - a committee of Indigenous Seattle City employees

Yəhaw̓ - Indigenous Creatives - a creatives collective with a mission to improve indigenous mental and emotional health outcomes through art-making, community building, and equitable creative opportunities for personal and professional growth

Yahowt Na'ahIllahee - an Indigenous women-lead organization dedicated to the ongoing regeneration of indigenous communities
I wish you a joyous Indigenous Peoples' Day and was honored to join the Duwamish Tribe at Duwamish Longhouse this weekend. I stand with the Duwamish and all tribes working for their recognition. And all recognized tribes on this stolen land. With every land acknowledgement, let us also take the action of giving land back. With every Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & People (MMIW&P) protest, let us take action to keep all our Indigenous neighbors safe and seen. With each revelation of past harms, let us make amends as a people and government 🙏🏽

We stand in Solidarity with the Duwamish Tribe.
In a prank post on this past April Fools day, we posted that our Bellevue school district superintendent made a unilateral decision to change the SHS mascot and nickname from the TOTEMS to the "SHS DRACULA PARROTS". In part because of the pending legislative vote, House Bill 1356, which would ban the use of Native American symbols and icons in all public schools.

The prank backfired on us and only accelerated the inevitable! The long and short of it is, House bill 1356 passed by a landslide vote to ban the use Native American nicknames and mascots. The changes came down fast. The state has given all public schools who have these names and symbols, until September to remove them and create a new mascot and school nickname.

Backing up a bit ... In 2017, we really wanted establish a sincere cultural pride at Sammamish among our players, coaching staff and student body. We reached out to the Duwamish tribe and asked if someone could come and teach us about what we represented at Sammamish high school. What we got ... was nothing short of a surprise and treat. They sent us Ken Workman. Mr. Workman, known among his people as 'Yayustubsh', is the great-great-great-great grandson of the legendary Duwamish leader and Emeral city namesake, Chief Seattle. Mr. Workman came to our culture night and taught us about what the Totem pole represented to his people, what Thunderbird meant in their culture, and how these icons and symbols were a meaningful way of life. I believe that every person who was in the room that evening, left with a certain new reverence to those symbols and a pride that they would now carry as representatives of the Sammamish Totems.

There will be different reactions from our Alumni I'm sure. Anger, disappointment, anger, questions, more anger toward this decision. Some of you may even be feeling indifferent or apathetic about the whole thing. Whatever the case, we implore you to be respectful of the decisions that have been made. Please do not target individuals or groups, who pushed to bring about these changes with comments that are distasteful or out-right mean spirited. Let's be the total opposite of that!

We think we speak on behalf of the thousands of alumni that have passed through Sammamish high school since its opening, and say to our friends over at the Duwamish Longhouse, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, Ken Workman, and the tribal elders and leaders, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to represent your culture here at Sammamish high school, by carrying and representing the nickname TOTEMS and mascot THUNDERBIRD with the dignity and respect it deserved.

With that said, we say ... Rest in Love and Peace SAMMAMISH TOTEMS & THUNDERBIRD. 💔🖤🦅
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"We’re so happy to be here, to be close to the river and close to one of our sacred sites...we just feel like the city should help us create equal access and safe access to getting here.”

When regular programs and events return to the Duwamish Longhouse, visitors may have an easier time getting to the Cultural Center. Next year, Seattle Department of Transportation will be improving access and safety to the Longhouse which will include building a pedestrian crosswalk and accessible sidewalk, and fixing gaps in the bike trail near by.
Will artists who usually participate in the Winter fair have an opportunity to post their online links or shops here, in a centralized location?
Good News! The Green Journey just extended the self-guided program through the end of the month. Print your guide today and pop on those rain boots and head outside! Tukwila sites include Codiga Park, Duwamish Gardens, Duwamish Hill Preserve, and the Tukwila Community Center.

Download Guide: http://www.duwamishalive.org/

Did you already take the Green Journey? If so take a moment to fill out the online journal and be entered into a raffle. https://form.jotform.com/202586666343058

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