Nine years ago, Northwest Indian College’s Cooperative Extension Department hosted its first Weavers Teaching Weavers Conference at the college’s main campus, located on the Lummi Nation.
The one-day conference provided weavers with a venue where they could share and pass down their knowledge. The event was well received from the beginning – so well received that it was expanded to a two-day conference the following year and currently is a four-day-long event.
Now, after nine successful conferences at the Lummi campus, the event is expanding again, but this time it’s experiencing a geographical growth. This summer, Weavers Teaching Weavers will be held for the first time ever off of main campus. The event will take place in Warm Springs, Oregon, on August 16 and 17, and will be hosted by the Warm Springs Tribe.