The Noowuh Knowledge Center's vision is to provide a central gathering place that will lay the foundation to preserve and strengthen cultural identity. The following are projects and activities NKC will focus on:
Oral histories and tradition
Native collections and resource services
Cultural events and activities
Education and outreach
Elders are living libraries of our community. They hold knowledge of tradition: our oral histories, songs, dances, tribal and family histories, medicinal plant knowledge and so much more. The elders, our wisdom keepers, are key to the continuity of our cultural knowledge and practicies. Presently, two elders have provided some winter-time stories which we have been documented and accessible sometime in the future.
On March 2, 2020, NKC hosted "Gathering of People." It was a delightful evening of family history telling, recognizing and acknowledging significant areas of place and Newe songs. NKC is eager and excited to sponsor more cultural events, classes, demonstrations, and presentations.
Native Community Reads
The Noowuh Knowledge Center has organized a book discussion group with much success! Native Community Reads focuses on books written by Native American authors. Our recent book selections and discussions have been the books, There There by Tommy Orange and Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. If you are interested in joining our book discussions, please contact Mary Gibson.