The Native American Tribal Village is a cultural education experience for visitors to learn about some of our Northwest Native American cultures. It provides a valuable opportunity for native peoples of all ages to come together to share their traditions and experiences.
It also provides our native youth an opportunity to learn from our elders about their heritage and participate in sharing that heritage with others. A new addition to the Tribal Village this year is an authentic Long Tent in the Plateau Native Tradition. Constructed and presented by the Tribal Village participants, it will be a unique experience for all ages and will educate the public about the cultural significance of the Long Tent in Native American life. Long Tent tours will be given on Saturday at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm, and on Sunday at 10:30 am.
The Tribal Village is a collaborative effort between Native Education programs and Native families representing tribes throughout the
Northwest. The objectives of the four day village include: