Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA)

 8th Annual NISA Festival

The Northwest Indian Storytelling Association (NISA) 2014 Festival and Emerging Traditional Storytellers Workshops celebrates the ninth season of traditional storytelling in the Pacific Northwest. With friends and relatives joining us from around the region, generations come together to listen to and learn from one another, the craft of traditional storytelling woven into each day.

The 2014 NISA Workshops and Festival are scheduled for October 8-13, 2014. Traditional drumming and singing, with opening prayer and commentary by treasured native elders are integral to the events.

Sign up here to become a member of NISA, and learn how you can join us at this year’s NISA Storytelling Festival and Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshop.

The Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA) was formed in 2005 to encourage, preserve and strengthen traditional storytelling among tribes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and to share tribal oral cultural arts with our entire regional community.

Sponsors of NISA have included Northwest Indian College (NWIC), Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Portland Community College Native Nations, Portland Art Museum Native American Art Council, KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM, Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA), and Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. Funding provided by National Endowment for the Arts, and Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.


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