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Two women demonstrate the traditional basket dance during the Potlatch Protocol Celebration week. Photo by Laura Grabhorn

"Two women demonstrate the traditional basket dance during the Potlatch Protocol Celebration week. Their outfits showcase the twined wool skirts both women wove during one of the public art workshops under the leadership of artist Misty Kalama. While the twine-skirt weaving workshop was hosted at Squaxin Island, other workshops took place throughout the region. Sites included the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen State College, the Squaxin Museum, reservation sites, and in the studios of local artists. "What was amazing was that just by asking people to come to the workshops and make art for Squaxin, people showed up in droves," said Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, director of the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center. "It really had a reach. We had people who couldn’t wait to sign up for the next activity." Photo by Laura Grabhorn