The Seventh Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival is scheduled for October 26-28, 2012 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. We extend warm greetings to any community members who are interested in knowing more about Native American culture and heritage to join us for the festival events Friday through Sunday. There will be a silent auction of Native American cultural and other items at all three public events.

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* Friday 7:30 PM at PSU’s Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)
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* Saturday 5:00 PM salmon dinner with the NISA Storytellers at PSU NASCC
* Saturday 7:00 PM festival event at PSU’s Hoffmann Hall
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* Sunday 12:00 noon Emerging Tribal Storytellers Matinee at PSU’s NASCC
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The storytelling festival is sponsored by the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association, Portland State University’s Indigenous Nations Studies Program and Native American Student and Community Center, and Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. 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. We hold storytelling festivals in Portland each fall with plans to hold a festival annually in Seattle, Washington every November.

The NISA Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshop will be Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28. More info and registration form for tribal members here. Contact Rebecca for more info at (503) 775-4014 or e-mail

Dogidinh (“thank you” in Deg Hit’an Dine)

Rose High Bear (Deg Hit’an Dine)
Executive Director / Executive Producer