The Suquamish Foundation Presents the 4th Annual
A Time To Gather
May 14, 2010 5:30-9 pm
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(House of Awakened Culture)
7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA 98392
Celebrate the House
Build the Museum
We welcome back world renowned performers
R. Carlos Nakai and Keola Beamer!
Please Join us for A Time to Gather 2010, the Suquamish Foundation's annual community gathering of music and celebration. The event promotes the unity of all peoples, raises awareness of indigenous wisdom, and shares the Suquamish Tribe's culture with our friends and neighbors.
A Time to Gather (ATTG) is the Foundation's marquee event. It features cultural entertainment, great food, and sharing. This year's event marks the return of world renowned performers Carlos Nakai and Keola Beamer. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. Keola Beamer is one of Hawai'i's premier singer/songwriters, arrangers, composers and Master Of The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. They will perform separately and then together.
Nakai and Beamer's return is spiritually and culturally significant. They performed at the first ATTG in 2007 in a magical evening at Kiana Lodge. The following day they participated in blessing the ground from which the House was birthed. They offered indigenous Hawaiian and Navajo traditions to the ceremony. That ceremony carried forward all the weight of the return of Chief Seattle's house.
Today, thanks to the Suquamish Tribe and our many supporters, funders, friends, and above all, the courage and tenacity of our elders and ancestors, the House is here and it is alive. We are so pleased to host our good friends Nakai and Beamer to play once again, this time in the House they helped us envision. They return to acknowledge the life that has been created and close the circle to send the House on its journey.
Celebrate the House ~ Build the Museum
A Time to Gather offers an opportunity to share and celebrate together during Spring, the time of reawakening from Winter and sowing seeds. This year, we come together to celebrate the growing life of the House of Awakened Culture and to prepare for the birth of a new life...the building of the new Museum and Arts Center: a place of preservations, identity, and living truth.
We converge now to move this energy and living culture into our next great project, the new Museum and Arts Center. As the House has brought the ancestors' traditions to life, so the museum will carry the knowledge and sharing of their culture, their history, and their truth to the whole world. By eating and sharing together, the community is enriched in new ways and we carry our traditions into the future.
Please Join Us!
We invite you to attend A Time to Gather May 14, 2010 at the House of Awakened Culture in downtown Suquamish. The evening will begin at 5:30 for heavy hors d'oeuvres and visiting. The program will commence just before 7 pm. There will also be an auction of a flute, presentations on the Community House and the new Museum and Arts Center, and opportunities to find out more about the Suquamish Tribe and the Foundation. Purchase Tickets at the Door TONIGHT!
Getting Here and Where to Stay
The House of Awakened Culture is located in the waterfront village of Suquamish at 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA 98392. (Google Maps Link)
A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of A Time to Gather at the Clearwater Casino Resort. All rooms in the resort offer historical museum-quality prints of Suquamish and Puget Sound scenes. The lobby hosts original art work by Suquamish Tribal members and a serene setting for a complementary breakfast or moment of rest while on the way to the gym or pool. Please mention A Time to Gather while making your reservation for a discount when calling their reservation line at (866)609-8700. You will find more information on their website.
From Seattle, take the Bainbridge Island Ferry and proceed from the boat on WA-305 headed north for 7.2 miles. Take the first right after crossing the Agate Passage Bridge at Suquamish Way and continue 1.6 miles. The House is on the right side at the waterfront where the road takes a sharp left turn.
***There will also be shuttles running to and from the Ferry Terminal directly to the event for walk-on passengers from the Bainbridge Island Ferry***
From Edmonds, take the Kingston Ferry and proceed on WA-104 West 2.2 miles to Miller Bay Road and turn left. Continue 5.3 miles. Upon entering the town of Suquamish, the House will be directly ahead at the waterfront when the road takes a sharp right turn.
From Poulsbo and the South, take WA-305 north. Turn Left at Suquamish Way and continue 1.6 miles. The House is on the right side at the waterfront where the road takes a sharp left turn.
From Kingston, the North, and the Olympic Peninsula, from WA-104 take Miller Bay road South 5.3 miles. Upon entering the town of Suquamish, the House will be directly ahead at the waterfront when the road takes a sharp right turn.
There are several parking options in Suquamish near the House of Awakened Culture. A lot is reserved for elders adjacent to the House. There is also a lot across the street. Two additional lots are above the House on Totem Pole Hill: the new Museum parking lot and the lot at the church at Chief Seattle’s Grave. Parking is also available at Suquamish Village Tribal Center. You are encouraged to drop off guests at the house. Parking attendants will assist with directing you to the nearest parking lot.
If you would prefer, you can park at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino and pick up the Shuttle to the Event.