Free and open to the public, all are welcome.
Families and children of all ages, please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on learning led by Native American artists! Stop by or stay for the day as we celebrate Indigenous cultures and creativity - hear Lushootseed songs and stories, explore books by Native authors, and create your own treasures to take home.
This event is curated by Kimberly Corinne Deriana (Mandan/Hidatsa) and Asia Tail (Cherokee) of yəhaw̓, an Indigenous artist collective.
This event is in conjunction with Tacoma Reads 2019, a partnership of City of Tacoma, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and Tacoma Public Library. Tacoma Reads is a local community reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text. The 2019 Tacoma Reads selection is the bestselling debut novel “There There” by Tommy Orange. Described as “groundbreaking, extraordinary” by The New York Times, “There There” is a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story of 12 urban Native Americans traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, interconnected in ways they may not yet realize.
Lushootseed with Kayla Guyette (Jicarilla Apache) and Paige Pettibon (Salish)
Story Stones with Raven Juarez (Blackfeet)
Selfie Station by Alex Britt (Nansemond)
Books by Native authors from Tacoma Public Library’s collection