The Suquamish Museum, in Suquamish Washington, is the heart of this lovely community, which was also the home and burial place of Chief Seattle. the museum houses the cultural artifacts of this ancient Salish community, from it’s origins to the present. Every month the Suquamish Museum offers a free family film night. Tonight, filmmaker Katie Jennings will tell how she was able to document many important teachings of respected local elders.
Traditionally, in Salish cultures, important cultural, spiritual, technical, and ecological information was passed on from one generation to the next through the many methods of the oral tradition. Katie Jennings films introduce these elders to those that might not ever have the opportunity to understand the valuable information held by local First Peoples cultures, lessons which are relevant to the greater community today.
Above, Ed Carriere shows Katie Jennings the replica of the “Biderbost” basket, a 2000 year old basket found near the Snoqualmie River.
Ed Carriere, Suquamish elder and Master Weaver, is featured in the film “Clam Basket A Story By Ed Carriere”.
The late Skokomish culture-bearer, Bruce Miller, is featured in the “Teachings of The Tree People”.
The late, Vi Hilbert, is featured in “Huchoosedah Teachings of the Heart”
Ed Carriere will also be attending this presentation, bringing some examples of his work. Hope you can come!