Arts, Culture & Community

Cultural Classes and Weekends

ʔəkʷə́yəŋ (weave)

Culture Classes and Weekends

Charitable contributions have helped to fund a wide variety of new cultural classes and weekend workshops designed to keep S’Klallam culture and traditions alive and practiced. Developed by the Tribe’s Cultural Department and the Sustainable Little Boston program, community members have been able to learn a variety of skills including how to build a smokehouse, fillet and smoke fish; harvest cedar bark properly, prepare cedar for weaving, and weave mats and other items; shellfish harvesting and holding a clambake; plant identification and the nutritional and medicinal uses of traditional foods. Tribal song, dance and drumming is always an important component of these cultural gatherings.

We thank: Charlotte Martin Foundation, McElevey Charitable Foundation, and The Potlatch Fund.