Nov
20
to Nov 24

2019 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

  • Vancouver Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/landing.aspx?ItemNumber=14722&navItemNumber=566

Join AAA, the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), and thousands of your friends and colleagues at the Vancouver Convention Center November 20-24, 2019 to build lasting connections, uncover new career and mentoring opportunities, and explore the latest research. 

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Mar
25
to Mar 28

NWAC 2020

Inclusive Partnerships in Anthropology: A Plurality of Voices

The 73rd Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference is coming to Ellensburg, WA.

Details on accommodations, banquet, keynote speakers, and student paper competition will be forthcoming.

Session proposals are due February 3rd, 2020. Contributed paper/poster abstracts are due February 18th, 2020. Read the call for abstracts here.

Please direct all questions to nwaconference.com or to the NWAC Facebook page.

JONA is not affiliated with NWAC aside from the publication of Student Paper Competition winners.

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Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

Archaeology Days at the Wanapum Heritage Center (Adult Day)

9:00-9:15 OPENING

9:15-9:35 Dr. William Smith - A Distant Country: Central Washington University Archaeology in the Early Seventies

9:35-9:55 Steven Hackenberger, William Smith, Neal Endacott and James McLean - Sanders Site Interdisciplinary Research: 30 Years of Faculty and Student Collaboration

10:00-10:45 Kevin Priester - Title TBD- The Value and Importance of Social Impact Studies

10:45-11:15 BREAK Visit Demonstrations/Displays/Exhibits

11:15-12:00 Lela Buck – Title TBD- Wanapum Heritage Center Overview

12:00-1:15 LUNCH

1:15-1:35 Allyson Brooks- Title TBD- State Cultural Resource Management Compliance Requirements

1:35-1:55 Warren Hurley- Title TBD- Federal Cultural Resource Management Compliance Requirements

2:00-2:45 Stephanie Simmons – Soldier Settlements of the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, Benton County, Washington

2:45-3:15 BREAK Visit Demonstrations/Displays/Exhibits

3:15-4:00 Michael Buck - Title TBD- Lamprey

4:00-4:15 CLOSING

Demonstrations and displays will be available throughout the day. Please feel free to visit during the breaks and lunch.

These activities will occur in throughout the inside and outside of the Wanapum Heritage Center. No food in exhibit galleries.

  • Canoes

  • Tamanwit Exhibit

  • Moorhouse Exhibit

  • Flint Knapping

  • Hide Processing

  • Atlatl

  • Demonstrations

    • Beadwork

    • Basket Making

    • Traditional Crafts

    • Weaving

When attending Archaeology Day you enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises you consent to being photographed or recorded.

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Oct
15
9:30 AM09:30

Archaeology Days at the Wanapum Heritage Center (Youth Day)

9:30-9:45 Welcome, Opening, Language Program, Announcements (Multi-Purpose Room)

9:45-12:00 Various Activities (See Below)

12:00-12:30 Lunch On Your Own (Seating in Multi-Purpose Room)

12:30-2:30 Various Activities (See Below)

2:30 Closing (Multi-Purpose Room)

ACTIVITIES

  • Canoes

  • Demonstrations

  • Tamanwit

  • Flint Knapping

  • Hide Processing

  • Activity Booths

  • Birds of Prey (to be confirmed)

  • WNADU

  • River Patrol

  • Wenas Mammoth MEE

  • Solar Car Races

  • Skits (to be confirmed)

  • The REACH

  • Lineman Demo

  • Atlatl

*Each Presentation Starts every thirty minutes on the hour and ½ hour

**No food in exhibit galleries

***In case of on-site emergency, please contact Grant County PUD event staff

****When attending Archaeology Day you enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises you consent to being photographed or recorded.

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Wenas Mammoth Foundation "Day-at-the-Dig"

https://www.facebook.com/events/1240623352704291/

https://www.wenasmammoth.com/index.html

Discover Nature Past & Present. Learn about the Wenas Mammoth, the Bison Antiquus, and the Dig Site. Presentations on local archaeology, paleontology, geology, and more. Activities for children and adults. Guests presenters including: McBone Kennewick Mammoth Site, CWU’s Professor Lubinski, Benton County Conservation District, and more.

The mission of the WMF is to promote, preserve and utilize the Central Washington State dig site and its natural science and history to inspire the pursuit of educational opportunities throughout Washington State.

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Sep
19
to Sep 21

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival

  • Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.salmonfest.org/activities-exhibits/encampment/

Chelan PUD will be hosting an extraordinary Native American program called the “River Ramble at Salmon Fest.” Representatives from over 12 tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest will be present.

Every year, the Native American Tribal Village is a cultural education experience for visitors to learn about some of our Northwest Native American cultures. It provides a valuable opportunity for native peoples of all ages to come together to share their traditions and experiences.

Some of the hands-on highlights will include:
– drumming & dancing
– atlatl and other traditional games
– flint knapping
– plateau fishing demos
– canoe carving
– basket weaving
– salmon bake

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Pendleton Roundup and Happy Canyon Night Show
Sep
7
to Sep 14

Pendleton Roundup and Happy Canyon Night Show

  • 1114 Southwest Court Avenue Pendleton, OR, 97801 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.pendletonroundup.com/

Pendleton’s Main Street is closed to motorized traffic and becomes a carnival grounds with vendors and live music throughout the week. Whether it’s the Happy Canyon Night Show Pageant, the Indian Pow-Wows and vendor booths, the Westward-Ho! Parade or the nightly shows on Main Street, the whole town transforms into a fun-filled festival with something for everyone.

Native Americans from around the West gather on Sunday to begin setting up the Tipi Village, located just north of the rodeo grounds. This is a tradition that dates back to the first Round-Up held in 1910. Not long after, Roy Raley Park becomes a hub for Indian dancing competitions, Indian craft good vendors and the Junior Indian Beauty Pageant.

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Aug
30
to Sep 2

Ellensburg Rodeo

https://ellensburgrodeo.com/

https://ellensburgrodeo.com/who-we-are/yakima-nation

To mark the start of the rodeo, the Yakama Indian Nation moves down Craig’s Hill and into the rodeo arena. This is an ongoing tradition at the Ellensburg Rodeo. Several members of the tribe come down on horseback to symbolize the way that the tribe came into the valley for countless years before settlers came to the area. The Kittitas Valley was one of the last stopping points for the Yakama Tribe before it started for its winter camps.

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Celebrate! Faith and Cultures Festival
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Celebrate! Faith and Cultures Festival

http://www.tricityfreethinkers.org/celebrate-faith-and-cultures-festival/

“We bring you a fun-filled afternoon with our many ethnic and faith communities coming together to share their unique backgrounds and perspectives. Food, activities and new friends await you. Come celebrate with us!”

“The event is not for the purpose of converting audience members to any religious practice or philosophy. Missionary work and proselytizing are explicitly forbidden….”

“Our celebration of diverse and distant faith and cultural origins starts ‘at the beginning,’ with an opening ceremony performed by the Nixya’awii Dancers from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation…. Throughout the afternoon, you can sample ethnic food (lots of sweets!) from around the world at the various international booths, while watching cultural dance and music performances. Browse informational displays from many cultural organizations in our region who share their food, daily life, language, art forms, traditional clothing and myriad other items that make their country or region of origin unique.”

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Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL Presented by NNW and The League of Swedish Societies

Join your friends and family in SE Portland to ring in the 90th year of this historic, regional tradition that occurs each June. Scandinavian roots are not required to celebrate Midsummer. It continues to be a fun, family friendly and important day with centuries-old traditions and everyone is invited!

Scandinavians in traditional dress will greet our thousands of visitors. Food and crafts are available all day from local Nordic clubs, vendors and artists. Two stages of entertainment and a beer garden promise continuous entertainment with live music and dancing (view the 2018 entertainment lineup), all with a Nordic flair. Awards and honors, including The Scandinavian of the Year Award, will be given on this day and the Midsummer Pole will be raised with much excitement and pomp, followed by festive dancing and singing! 

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May
24
to May 27

THE 48TH ANNUAL NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL!

Taking place May 24 - 27, 2019 at Seattle Center

Each year, Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center partner to present the Northwest Folklife Festival, one of the largest, multicultural, access-for-all festivals in the nation! This is the place to learn, dance, play, try something new, and to discover the arts and cultures that thrive in our Pacific Northwest communities.

Presenting more than 5,000 performers, the Festival draws from the 100+ cultural communities that Northwest Folklife collaborates with year-round. The festival is more than a celebration of the diversity of the Pacific Northwest, it’s a chance to engage directly with the many communities that make up our region. The Northwest Folklife Festival is our key annual event bringing up to 250,000 people over four days to the Seattle Center.

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Mar
20
to Mar 23

Northwest Anthropological Conference 2019

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This year's theme of Confluence celebrates the concept of merging histories, identities, landscapes, theories, and techniques that together better interpret our past. We invite you to explore confluence and consider how converging ideas influence our work in the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to seeing you all in Kennewick, March 20th - 23rd, 2019!

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Jan
19
to Jan 20

BAVARIAN ICEFEST 2019

Leavenworth loves winter, and each year on MLK Jr. weekend we celebrate winter’s bounty with IceFest! The village is still dressed in over half a million twinkling lights and this weekend is a flurry of frosty frivolity. Come celebrate winter with us!

Here is some of the fun for Saturday January 19th:

  • Icefest Games like Frisbee Sweep, Ice Cube Scramble, Smooshing and more!

  • Snow Sculptures

  • Snowmobile Sled Pull

  • Live Ice Carving

  • Stevens Pass Grom Playground

  • Snowball Toss and Ice Fishing

And the fun continues on Sunday January 20th:

  • Stevens Pass Grom Playground

  • Snowshoe Demo Day 10am at Ski Hill

  • Fireworks show at 6pm!

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Nov
14
to Nov 18

The 2018 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting theme is Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation. With more than 750 sensational sessions, the Annual Meeting will surely provide unique opportunities to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of anthropology. 

Join AAA and thousands of your anthropology friends and colleagues in San Jose, CA, November 14 - 18, to build lasting connections; uncover new career and mentoring opportunities; and explore the latest research across the discipline — all while addressing today’s most pressing issues.

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Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Thai Festival Seattle

The Thai Festival takes place in an outdoor setting that will embrace the Thai culture; featuring a wide array of traditional activities, merchandising, arts, crafts, and food. Bringing community together to experience a taste of Thai.

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Annual Makah Days Fair
Aug
24
to Aug 26

Annual Makah Days Fair

During Makah Days, the members of the Makah Tribe of Neah Bay gather and reunite with the members who have since moved away, to commemorate thousands of years of the Makah ancient culture and the anniversary of becoming citizens of the United States. We welcome everyone to join us, as we celebrate with neighboring tribes from Washington State and First Nations members from Vancouver Island in Canada. Some of our family members come from Vancouver Island since we are closely related to the Nuu-chah-nulth. The first American flag was raised in Neah Bay on August 26th in 1913 though it wasn’t until June 2, 1924 when all Native Americans were granted the right to vote, including the members of the Makah Tribe. We are proud of who we are, where we came from and the contributions from our veterans to World War II, Vietnamese and Korean Wars, and all major conflicts.

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Aug
23
to Aug 25

FESTA ITALIANA IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Festa Italiana celebrates Italian culture and heritage of Italian-Americans in the Portland Metropolitan area. Local Italian-American organizations have united their efforts to produce this unique event with a special invitation to friends of Italy (wannabes) of the local community to share in this celebration. Nearly 300 volunteers, along with several generous sponsors, provide this "labor of love" and contribute to the success of this outstanding celebration.

The Festa Italiana week is generally held in the 3rd or 4th week of August. There are proposals of promoting individual events throughout the year leading up to the big celebration in August. Festa Italiana also is the Host of the Columbus Day dinner in October.

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Aug
19
11:30 AM11:30

BrasilFest Celebrates 20 Years at Seattle Center!

BrasilFest was created in 1999 by Brazilian immigrants Eduardo and Ana Paula Mendonça with the mission to expose our community to Brazilian arts and traditions during the week of the Brazilian Folklore Day. This is a unique mission, as this day is not usually celebrated outside of Brazil.

In Brazil, this event is an important educational tool in continuing Brazilian folkloric traditions.

Our mission goes beyond keeping traditions alive; it combines traditional and contemporary Brazilian expressions.

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2018 Stillaguamish  Festival of the River & Pow Wow
Aug
11
to Aug 12

2018 Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow

The mission of the Festival is to help people who live and work in the surrounding regions understand how their actions can help make their environment healthier for people, fish, and wildlife and to introduce people to Native American traditional dances and culture.

Pow Wow PUBLIC WELCOME!, 2 days of live music, Circus troupe The New Old Time Chautauqua, 5K Fun Run, and our delicious traditional alder salmon bake. Children storytelling and 2 stages of entertainment, Fun Zone rides and activities including a zip line and petting zoo. Visit our Environmental and wellness exhibits and win big prizes! We have lots of great craft vendors and food booths. Great price for great fun!

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An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival 2018
Aug
10
to Aug 12

An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival 2018

The An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival is a celebration of the Irish heritage and contribution to the people of Montana. This festival has created its place as a world-class event that draws people from not only Montana, but across the United States and internationally. The An Rí Rá is regarded as one of the best Irish festivals in North America.

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Jul
31
10:30 AM10:30

Portland India Festival 2018

Bring your friends and family and come to Pioneer Courthouse Square for a free taste of Indian culture! Get ready to experience a day of back-to-back dances, musical performances, and food from Portland's finest Indian restaurants.

Don’t miss out on a memorable event that draws crowds from all over the West Coast!

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Jul
27
11:30 AM11:30

Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival & Parade 2018

  • 2150 South Norman Street Seattle, WA, 98144 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The purpose of the festival and parade is to highlight the history and countless contributions of African-Americans locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. It is a celebration that gives people for all over Washington and the northwest an opportunity to experience the rich African heritage and culture of the region.

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