Celebrate Native American Culture at the Indigenous Peoples Festival and More Fun Around Seattle
What happens from June 10 to 16?
Celebrate Native American culture through art, song, dance, performance, food and more at Indigenous Peoples Festivalpresented in partnership by the Seattle Center Festál and the Seattle Indian Health Board.
The festival is designed to provide visibility for Indigenous groups in Seattle, as well as to ensure Indigenous communities stay in the present, said Esther Lucero, president and CEO of the Seattle Indian Health Board.
“Often – and I think the festival reflected that in the past – we were more grounded in the past, almost as if we didn’t exist. I think it’s important to share our traditional and cultural ways of being and to know, but also to recognize that we are current, present and relevant today,” said Lucero, adding that this year’s festival “will ensure that visibility is clear that we are modern, contemporary and thriving.
This year’s Indigenous Peoples Festival features art, jewelry and clothing vendors, storytellers and comedians, as well as performances by the Blue Heron Canoe Family, White Hawk Family and others. Film screenings featuring work by First Nations cinematographers will also take place in the Seattle Center Armory loft, and Tacoma-based artist Asia Tail will host a gallery and screen prints.
This is also the first year the festival will feature a beer garden with beer from 210 Brewing Co., an Indigenous brewer, Lucero said. “For me, that’s an important statement to make because I think people associate Indigenous communities with concepts of alcoholism, and it’s really important for people to understand that we’re like any other community — that while we have some of these challenges, we also have some of the greatest strengths.
The Indigenous Peoples Festival comes at a time when Lucero sees a generational shift in leadership.
“We’re also starting to see a reconnection and synergies of energy between our community organizations dedicated to Indigenous peoples and, more importantly, we’re starting to really feel what solidarity with other communities of color looks like,” he said. she stated.
“I always love to come together and show how diverse we are within our Indigenous communities, not only here in Washington, but also nationally. So, I think that’s what I’m still most passionate about: celebrating our diversity and uniting us as a community.
The Indigenous Peoples Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 11 at the Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheater (305 Harrison St., Seattle). Find more information on: sihb.org/events/2022-indigenous-people-festival
What else is going on
Here are some other events happening June 10-16 in the Puget Sound area. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please email your event details to [email protected]
Sip & Tip Wine Walk — June 10
The Kent Downtown Partnership presents the Downtown Kent Wine Walk from 6-9 p.m. Sip local wines, listen to live music, shop small, socialize and more. Downtown Kent businesses will be offering wine tastings at select shops and Pacific Northwest wineries. The ticket includes 10 tastings, a program guide, a disposable wine glass and a bracelet. To buy tickets on line; $35/advance, $40/day. Location varies; 253-813-6976; downtownkentwa.com
Full Tilt 2022 — June 10-11
Join Evoke Productions for its 14th annual production of Full Tilt, an evening of new independent dance work at 7 and 9 p.m. The production will feature new work by six local choreographers: Amy J. Lambert, Bri Wilson, Elise Beers-AachixQaaduug, Jaime Waliczek, Laura Ann Smyth and Lucille Jun. The dancers are selected from two open auditions to perform at the NOD Theater in Seattle. To buy tickets on line; the price varies. 1621 12th Avenue, Seattle; evokeproductions.org
Lake-to-Lake Bike Ride — June 11
The Lake to Lake Bike Ride is a low-cost, family-friendly recreational bike ride that offers cyclists of all skill levels and abilities the opportunity to experience Bellevue by bike from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rides can choose between two different routes: a 9-mile loop for families or less experienced cyclists and a more challenging 24-mile loop with some hills. The event will include raffles, refreshments and giveaways for all attendees. Register on line; $15/advance, $20/day. 2432 148th Ave SE, Bellevue; 425-452-6885; parks.bellevuewa.gov/ride
Saturday University: Charles Lang Freer — June 11
The Seattle Art Museum presents a Saturday University Hybrid Lecture with Kit Brooks (Associate Curator, Japanese Art Foundation, National Museum of Asian Art) to explore the legacy of collector Charles Lang Freer at 10 a.m. . Free coffee available. To buy tickets on line; $5. 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; seattleartmuseum.org
Whatcom this whey — June 11
Connect with dairy farmers in the Whatcom community and celebrate local agriculture 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Live a behind-the-scenes experience watching cow care, milking robots, farm-to-table and more , plus meet the cows and calves, learn about the art of cheese-making, try milk and cheese samples, and stop for an ice cream treat. Free. Location varies; wadairy.org/whatcomthiswhey
From Plow to Plate — June 11
Enjoy a 19th-century cooking contest and presentations on farm-to-table topics at the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can tour the vegetable garden, chicken coop, orchard and more, participate in pancake and egg and spoon races, enjoy a cooking contest and more. To buy tickets on line; $11/adult, $10/senior and military, $9/4-17, free/3 and under. 5519 Five Mile Drive, Tacoma; 253-305-1000; metroparkstacoma.org
Long Island Exploration — June 11
Join the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge for a hike on Long Island, a unique opportunity accessible only by boat. Explore an ancient coastal temperate rainforest with tall western red cedars and residual stumps on a 10 km round trip hike. Hike the trail at your own pace, reading interpretive signs and interacting with shelter staff and volunteers along the way. To buy tickets on line; $25. 3888 american highway 101 Ilwaco; friendsofwillapanationalwildliferefuge.wildapricot.org
Alex Graham and Phoebe Gloeckner Discuss “Dog Biscuits” – June 14
Seattle Public Library, Elliott Bay Book Co., and Fantagraphics Books present a conversation on “Dog Biscuits,” Alex Graham’s pandemic-inspired graphic novel, from 6-7 p.m. The conversation will be joined by trained medical illustrator, writer and designer Phoebe Gloeckner. and professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. Register on line; free. spl.org
Plant CSI: The Trouble With Roses; Common Diseases and Pests — June 15
Discuss diseases and insect pests common to roses grown in the Pacific Maritime Northwest, including black spot, leaf rust, Sigatoka, powdery mildew, crown gall, cankers, rose mosaic virus and more via Zoom 6:30-8:15 p.m. on line; $35. botanicalgardens.uw.edu
Fifty Shades of Comedy — June 16
Island Comedy Productions’ Daryl Cox and Hugz & Cuddlez are hosting a comedy show dedicated to Seattle’s LGBTQ+ community at 9:30 p.m. The show is hosted by Hugz & Cuddlez founder Erez Benari and will feature comedians Sean Riccio, Andy Iwancio and headliner Steven Wilber. , along with an opening drag performance from Mizz Honey Bucket. To buy tickets on line; $17/presale, $20/day. 2322 Second Avenue, Seattle; st.news/50-shades