Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in the glimmering firelight of Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) ceremonial house. The Lelooska Family shares songs, dances, stories and masks which display the rights, crests and privileges bestowed on them by the late Chief James Aul Sewide.
Chief Tsungani carries on the traditions of his brother, the late Chief Lelooska, performing with other family members in Ariel, Washington, 40 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. Living History Programs have been presented for more than four decades. Given for educational purposes, programs, classes, and workshops are sponsored by the Lelooska Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
Presented in the Fall and Spring, approximately two hours in length. Evening Programs begin at 7:00pm. Advance reservations are necessary!
School programs are most appropriate for children in the 3rd or 4th grades, however other age groups can be accommodated. Space is limited, reserve early! Programs begin at 10:30am and are approximately one hour in length, followed by a visit to the Lelooska Museum.