Archive for Native Peoples – Page 2

Listening to Nature: A MVIC Kids Camp

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center will be hosting a day camp for children ages 5-8. This is an opportunity to learn from our local experts about Native Americans, geology, plants, animals and how to have fun with nature. The native garden will host fun activities where the kids will learn about and use local plants. There will be arts, crafts and primitive skills along with nature walks at the confluence of the Twisp and Methow Rivers.

Space is limited to 12 children per day so please call to pre-register and save your space!

The kids camp will be held in the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, Building #2, on the TwispWorks campus.

No charge, but donations gratefully accepted!

Last Sunday Presentation: Ancient Artifacts Tell the Stories of the People

If ever there was a story worth listening to it is the one of the first peoples of this valley! Imagine living here at a time when the glaciers had only recently receded. Imagine following the traditional food sources, the animals and the plants throughout the seasons using the wisdom of selective harvesting to protect future sources of nutrition and medicine. What tools would have been used 8,000 years ago and how do we believe those tools of everyday life were made? The community has been incredibly generous in sharing information and donating found artifacts and these objects reveal a compelling story that gives context to our modern experience in this valley.

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center presents “Ancient Artifacts Tell the Story of the People” A Last Sunday Presentation on Sunday, 6/24. Rich Davis will present findings from the the Methow Artifact Research Project, a collaborative effort with Aaron Naumann, Senior Archaeoogist at Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

This presentation is free and open to the public but donations are gratefully accepted.

MVIC presents a screening of “United By Water”

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center presents a screening of “United By Water” a new film directed by Derrick LaMere and narrated by Sherman Alexie.

“United By Water” follows members of the five tribes of the Upper Columbia river as they unite on the water in traditional canoes for the first time since the creation of the Grand Coulee Dam flooded their traditional waterways 76 years ago.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the films director, Derrick LaMere.

Humanities Washington logoThis event is supported by a generous grant from Humanities Washington.

This screening is open to the public and offered free of charge but donations to the Methow Valley Interpretive Center are graciously accepted.

The screening will be held in the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 WA-20, Twisp, WA.

Last Sunday Lecture: Fire – A Native American Tool for Sculpting Canoes to Landscapes

On September 24, 2017, Dale Swedberg of the Washington Prescribed Fire Council will present Fire – A Native American Tool for Sculpting Canoes to Landscapes.

Native Washingtonian Dale Swedberg received his BS and MS in Wildlife Biology from WSU. As Manager of Sinlahekin Wildlife Area for 16 years, Dale came to the realization that he was responsible for managing fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat. He studied fire use by aboriginal peoples throughout the world and concluded that modern societies have become disassociated from the knowledge of fire dependent ecosystems.

Dale is a passionate advocate for restoring ecologically appropriate fire to resume its fundamental and integral part in creating and sustaining a healthy resilient ecosystem supporting a diversity of wildlife species.

The Last Sunday Lecture Series is presented free of charge by the Methow Valley Interpretive Center but donations are graciously accepted.

The MVIC is located in Building #2 on the TwispWorks campus.

STORIES OF THE METHOW LECTURE: Early History of the Tribal People of the Reagion

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center along with Washington State Parks present a Stories of the Methow Lecture: Early History of the Tribal People of the Reagion by Dr. Karen Capuder.

Dr. Capuder is an Archaeologist with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation History/Archaeology Program (CCT H/A), where she conducts ethnohistorical and ethnographic research and engages in consultation with various local, state, and federal agencies. She is Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) and French through her mother and Irish through her father, and her family is from Akwesasne. Dr. Capuder’s previous work centered on collaborative anthropological research with cultural and spiritual leaders from the Nisqually and Skokomish Tribes. In her spare time, she enjoys gathering plant foods and medicines, engaging in cultural activities in the Mohawk community of Kanatsiohareke and in Native communities throughout the Pacific Northwest, fishing, and gardening.

The lecture will be held at the Pearrygin Lake State Park Amphitheater – a Discover Pass is required and can be obtained at the Park entrance.