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

The 2014 NISA Workshops and Festival were held October 8-12, 2014. Traditional drumming and singing, with opening prayer and commentary by treasured native elders were integral to the events.

Sign up here to become a member of NISA. 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 include Northwest Indian College (NWIC), Portland State University Native American Student & Community Center (NASCC), 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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