Hibulb Cultural Center celebrates one-year anniversary Aug. 17-19

TULALIP — The Hibulb Cultural Center is celebrating its first full year with free admission for its three-day anniversary celebration weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 19.

Vendors, giveaways, demonstrations, stories and films will be featured during the three-day weekend, whose first highlight will be Tracy Rector's presentation of the film series "Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Bruce Miller."

On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Hibulb Cultural Center's one-year anniversary will be commemorated by opening remarks, a prayer and a welcome song by Tulalip Tribal drummers and singers, after which Lois Langrebe will conduct storytelling from 11:30 a.m. until noon.

Saturday's guests are also set to include local gardening celebrity Ciscoe Morris from 1-3 p.m. and Tulalip Tribal member James Madison covering Coast Salish painting from 3-4 p.m., before the afternoon wraps up with a 4-5:30 p.m. screening of "Smoke Signals."

On Sunday, the lecture and book-signing by Billy Frank Jr. from 11 a.m. to noon will be followed by storytelling courtesy of Kelly and Ray Moses from 1-1:30 p.m.

Cy and Tim Williams' chainsaw-carving will run from 1:30-2:30 p.m. that same afternoon, while Steve Madison will lead a Pacific Northwest drawing workshop from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

The Red Eagle Soaring Youth Theatre group will cap off the weekend by putting on a play from 4-5 p.m. that Sunday.

Both Saturday and Sunday will serve up salmon dinners, available for purchase, and provide a health screening booth on site.

The Hibulb Cultural Center is located at 6410 23rd Ave. NE in Tulalip, and can be reached by phone at 360-716-2600 and via email at

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