We celebrated the First Nations at the Duwamish Longhouse this past Oct 12 that went well and the Seattle Public Library got word of it and invited us to do a repeat performance, so we are scheduled for the 1stSaturday November 2nd?at 4:00 pm to 5:30.??If you would like to participate as a reader/performer in the program please get right back to me with your full name, contact information and a short bio that we can put in the release.? We will also have open mic to follow the reader/performers.? Here is a YouTube with excerpts from the Duwamish Longhouse First Nations Celebration this past October 12.
DUWAMISH CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST NATIONS
DUWAMISH TRIBE AGAIN CELEBRATES THE FIRST NATIONS
Saturday, 02 November 2013?4:00?to 530 p.m
At the Green Lake Library Branch 7364 E. Greenlake Drive N, Seattle on Saturday November 2nd?at 4:00 to 5:30pm.? The Duwamish Tribe in association withPoetsWest and the Library will host a program of poetry and storytelling by Native Americans.? Other local tribes are invited to participate in this event.? An open mic will follow the Reader/Performers for those who have poems dealing with the indigenous peoples or appropriate nature or spiritual poems.? The program will be recorded for radio and TV.
Representatives from the Duwamish Tribe?s heritage group ?Singing Feet? will share traditional Duwamish teachings through story and song.? TilibSedeb (Singing-Feet), the Duwamish tribe’s language and culture group was recently honored as a recipient a 2012 Mayor?s Arts Awards from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.? In January 2009, the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center was opened to promote and share the heritage of Chief Seattle?s Duwamish Tribe–Seattle?s First People and only native tribe.? Duwamish tribal leadership continues unbroken since Chief Seattle.??Cecile Hansen is the great, great, great, grand-niece of Chief Seattle and has served as the Chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe for 37 years.??The Longhouse provides a home for the Duwamish people and visible place to declare, ?We are still here.? Like traditional potlatch houses, it is a gathering place to which the Duwamish can invite guests.
Philip Red Eagle
Philip H. Red Eagle is a born and raised Northwest writer, artist, metal smith and carver.? He is the author of?Red Earth: A Vietnam Warrior?s Journey; styled in mythical realism and now in 2nd?Edition (saltpublishing.com).? He is also the originator and a cofounder of?The Raven Chronicles😕 A Journal of Art, Literature & The Spoken Word (1991-Present), currently based in Seattle.? Philip is an ?occasional poet? who, these days, spends most of his time working with Tribal Journeys, a cultural movement using the canoe as a vessel for cultural renewal.
J. Glenn Evans
Part Cherokee, native of Oklahoma, founder of?PoetsWest and Activists for a Better World, hosts?PoetsWest at KSER 90.7FM, a nationally-syndicated weekly radio show.? Evans is author of a book of poetry,?Window in the Sky, and three chapbooks,?Buffalo Tracks, Deadly Mistress and Seattle Poems.? Author of three novels,?Broker?Jim,?Zeke?s Revenge?and?Wayfarers, numerous political essays, several local community histories including a history of Seattle?s Pike Place Market and he has been published in many literary journals.? A former stockbroker-investment banker, Evans has lived in Seattle since 1960, worked in a lumber mill, operated a mining company and co-produced a movie,?Christmas Mountain, with Mark Miller, and co-starring Slim Pickens.
Was named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as ?One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.? ?He has recorded 21 albums over the course of a 40-plus year career and written a mountain of songs. ?Originally a California native Page has called Seattle and the Pacific Northwest ?home? since 1971. ?His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, and Roy Bailey. ?He has toured in 13 countries including the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, most of northern Europe, and Taiwan. ?Renowned lyricist Robert Hunter says, ?If Jim Page ain?t the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I?m T-Bone Walker,? and Bonnie Raitt says, ?I’m a longtime admirer.? ?The late Utah Phillips said it best: ?If you?re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.?
Additional Reader/Performers are? to be announced.