This site organizes sources and instruction for search and research activities connected with First Peoples of the world and the Pacific Northwest. It remains a work in progress as we begin with the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Northwest of the North American Continent and expand from there.
We designed the site to serve as a finding aid to academic and advocacy research, as well as a hub for collegial communication and collaboration. We encourage all users to take advantage of the sources and resources brought together here.
For more information or questions, or help with research, please contact the Research Services support desk in the Evans Library on the Oly campus, or contact library faculty at 360 867 5252, or email Liza R. Rognas rognasl@evergreen edu
The “House of Welcome” Longhouse Education and Cultural Center is a public service center at The Evergreen State College. Built in collaboration with Northwest tribes, it is the first building of its kind on a public campus in the United States.
The Gifts Garden—shortened from "Gifts of the First People," consists of several ethnobotanically-oriented habitat and theme areas, and honors the late Skokomish cultural leader, Subiyay, G. Bruce Miller. Subiyay first gave this name to a related garden project on the Skokomish Indian Reservation, and served as a mentor for the garden at the Longhouse as it developed and grew.