Duwamish Native Foods, Now & Then: Teachings of the First People

July 26, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 West Marginal Way Southwest
Seattle, WA 98106

WHAT: Duwamish Native Foods-Now & Then – Teachings of the First People

WHEN: July 26, 2015. 12-4 pm. Doors open at Noon. Program starts at 1 pm. Enjoy Art Gallery & Exhibits & Waterfront Park beforehand.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, 206-431-1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Doors open 12 pm. Cultural Program 1 pm. Storyteller Roger Fernandes shares: Teachings of the First People. Shared Meal 3pm.


Storytelling is Healing and Teaching.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories. We understood the world through those common stories. The stories taught and guided and healed us. Sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these stories so we could live in the world in a good way– those stories are still waiting to do their work for those who will listen.

Today, books, television and the Internet have replaced storytelling. But, the old people say that the new ways have no spirit. The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

Guest Speaker: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe) is a renowned story teller and artist living in Seattle, WA. His work reflects the culture and beliefs of the Puget Salish tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

The Duwamish Native Food Program is sponsored by the DUWAMISH RIVER OPPORTUNITY FUND (DROF): Seattle Department of Neighborhoods & 4Culture. Bi-monthly program, 2nd & 4th Sundays, June-July.

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