Consortium Connection June 5-9 2023

WWNAEC Weekly News and Notificaitons

June 5-9, 2023

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Tell Us Your Story:
Student and Youth Input Needed

Participate in Changing Truancy

Who can participate?

  • Youth who are in grades 6 through 12th grade who have experienced truancy in the last three years or
  • Parents or guardians of youth in grades Kindergarten-12th who have experienced truancy in the last three years

Form for students & Parents

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Supporting Native Students:
A Community Conversation For Family of Native Students in Washington State Public Schools

Join us for a Parent and Family of Native Students open forum on K12 Public School in WA and how we can support Native Students. Ask questions or share experiences. Learn about possible supports and data, with a special emphasis on supporting Social Emotional Learning and Development! Join at any time during 6-730pm.

June 21, 2023


Join Zoom Meeting:

Phone : (253) 215 - 8782
Meeting ID: 867 226 86493

More information:

Jenny Serpa,

A project of the Office of Native Education, OSPI

Job Opening

haʔł sləx̌il,

Muckleshoot Tribal Schools is hiring an Outdoor Curriculum Developer that will work closely with our teachers and instructional coaches to move students well-beyond the walls of the classroom. The ideal candidate will have curriculum writing experience with place-based learning. We’ve had a few great interviews, but the candidates were unable to relocate to the area at the last minute. I am hoping you all could share this in your networks.

tix̌ix̌dubut čəxw (take care of yourself),

Summer Shelton (she/her)

(hear my name)

Director of Teaching & Learning

(253) 931-6709 x 3816

UW Tacoma is currently recruiting Native high school and community college students to participate in the Academic Learning Pathways in Indigenous Native Education (A.L.P.I.N.E.) Please share this with all students you believe would benefit from this program. Contact Dr. Dawn Hardison-Stevens if you have any questions or need more information about the program. Here is the google form link for the ALPINE event registration:
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UNEA Rite of Passage “Standing In Our Power”

Hope all is well with each of you. We want to include as many Indigenous graduates as possible for our 16th annual Rite of Passage Graduation Ceremony at North Seattle College Sunday June 25th, 2023 5:00pm. Keynote Roxanne White (Nez Perce) and Ryan Sense-Wilson (Oglala) as Master of Ceremony, Student Speakers, Awards, Essay Contests, Drum group 206, Filipino catering, gifts, entertainment, and a truly wonderful event for family and community.

Please share with your Indigenous families/Guardians and students

There is also an Essay Contest! 8th grade graduates can win an iPad and High School graduates can win an Apple laptop

Register Graduates

Register Attendees

Evergreen State College

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We are also excited to share that the fiber studio will be home to a new Evergreen certificate entitled Sheep to Shawl which will include 4 credit courses, one Fall, Winter and Spring for a total of 12 credits that includes fiber preparation, dyeing, and finally weaving on a Coast Salish Loom. This course is taught by Dr. Susan Pavel. It's open to anyone who is interested in the entire process of weaving from start to finish. Participants who complete the work will earn an academic certificate.

Susan has been teaching weaving classes the studio. This is one of the first certificate programs in interdisciplinary arts.

Speaking of weaving, the PNW Alutiiq Culture Camp has a very busy few months ahead, starting with a 3 Friday Alutiiq Weaving workshop with Ingrid Hansen. Artists who have experience with Indigenous weaving styles are encouraged to apply. Space is limited to 10 people.

Alutiiq Weaving Workshop for our Alutiiq Community
Calling all Alutiiq community members! Join us for a series of immersive Alutiiq Weaving Sessions taught by the talented Ingrid Hansen. Explore the art of Alutiiq basket weaving using Irish waxed linen and learn to create beautiful, traditional designs. This is an incredible opportunity to connect with our Alutiiq culture and expand our weaving skills together.
Dates: June 23, June 30, and July 7, 2023 (Fridays)
Time: 10am-2:30pm (4 1/2 hours per session)
In-depth instruction by Ingrid Hansen, an experienced weaving expert.
Dive into Alutiiq basket weaving techniques.
Suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced weavers.
Limited to 10 participants per session, ensuring a personalized experience.

Registration Details:
-Please complete the application in the link below.
-Participants are required to purchase a weaving kit directly from Ingrid Hansen.
-The cost of each kit is $50 payable by Venmo or cash.
-Kits will contain all necessary materials.
Location: Olympia, WA
Come together as Alutiiq people to embrace the art of weaving. Immerse ourselves in this enriching cultural experience and create stunning pieces under the guidance of Ingrid Hansen.
Further information will be provided upon application acceptance. Let's honor and celebrate our Alutiiq heritage through the timeless craft of weaving. Secure your spot now and let's weave together!

Click the application form below, please be sure to click submit at the bottom of the application form!

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We still have 4 spots to fill in the Journeys in Creativity Summer Youth Art-Making workshop which takes place August 14-19, 2023. Students will live on campus and learn printmaking techniques with faculty member Alex McCarty, who is Makah. Open to students ages 15-18 you can e-mail for a one page application. Students will create an original print edition. We also have creative activities planned including making hand drums, using Northwest botanicals to make salves and cyanotype photography prints. All housing, meals and art supplies provided.

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The Summer Native Art Fair will be June 24, 2023 in the House of Welcome-Longhouse. Over 40 artists representing 15 different Tribes will be selling a wide variety of art work. You will be able to purchase Indian tacos, frybread, soups and desserts. We hope you can stop by.