Drum Group and Community Class Schedule

================================= sx̣ʷúpč –October 10/3/23            Rattle Carving     10 am-7 pm 10/10/23          Drum Group        5 pm-7 pm 10/17/23          Rattle Carving    10 am-7 pm 10/22/23          Rattle Carving    10 am– 2 pm  *nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm̕ Song and Dance practice will be hosted by Port Gamble, a notice will be posted on Camp Crier for the date and time. čən̕háʔnəŋ   -November 11/3/23            Coastal Jam at University of Washington                       …READ MORE

LEKT Halloween Celebration Volunteer Sign-up

It takes all of us to pull together to create these wonderful events for all! Requested help is day prior and day of the event as follows: 10/26 Set up starting at 1pm 10/27 Pumpkin Designing & cleanup 230-5pm Event & cleanup 5-9pm Haunted House & cleanup 8-9:30pm There will be limited addition incentives for volunteers. The incentive will be based on how much volunteer time is put in. All volunteers will adhere to LEKT Volunteer Policy. As part of the volunteer process stop by our HR department, located in the east side of the Tribal Center, to fill out …READ MORE

Field Arts & Events Hall: Creations by the Klallam People

Upcoming Events: Saturday, September 16 1-4pm Tribal Artists, Elaine Grinnell Family and Jamie Valadez will be demonstrating basket weaving. Saturday October 14 1-4pm Demonstrations by wool blanket weaver, Kelly Sullivan (Port Gamble) and button blanket maker, Celeste (Jamestown). Saturday October 21 1-4pm Exhibit closing celebration. Gathering to honor the artists.

Sediment Grab Volunteer Callout

Volunteers needed at Natural Resources: September 11-14. 10AM- 2PM. LEKT Fisheries biologists are collecting sediment samples from the Elwha River estuary to understand the role of the benthic community to support salmon diet. Volunteers are needed to help sort sediment samples & identify critters. Come help us learn what’s hiding in the mud! Sediment Grabs Volunteer Callout (PDF)

Salmon Streams Are Closer Than You Think

LEKT Natural Resources Fisheries staff climb over the guardrail along highway 101 above the culvert that allows Tumwater Creek to flow beneath it to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The creek is nearly invisible from the road and they make their way down the steep banks to the narrow drainage, dropping gear on a cobble bar in the middle of a cool, clear and densely vegetated corner of the creek. The pristine nature of Tumwater Creek’s reach below Highway 101 is surprising, given its close proximity to the congestion of the edge of town. The purpose of this field …READ MORE

Introducing the LEKT Camp Crier App – Stay in the know…

Stay in the know, keep connected, and be prepared! We are excited to announce the release of the Lower Elwha Klallam Camp Crier mobile application, a communication tool for our community. Download the Lower Elwha Klallam Camp Crier app now for IOS in the App Store and on Google Play for Android. All Tribal Department associated FB pages will be turned off on 8/31/23 and all tribal announcements will go through Camp Crier. Why the name “Camp Crier” In many Native American cultures, those who shared news with the tribe or clans are called Camp Criers. In the past, Camp …READ MORE

Summer Youth in Natural Resources Share Their Experiences

Bridget Weed is in her second Summer working with the Wildlife team at Natural Resources and has spent most of her time helping maintain camera traps and analyze the photo data that is collected, but has also had the opportunity to join attempted cougar captures as a part of the Olympic Cougar Project. Bridget says that even when she’s not in the field, she really enjoys looking through the images at all of the different wildlife. “One time there was a picture of a bobcat looking directly into the camera! I get surprised by how much the animals are actually …READ MORE

Creations By the Klallam People

Field Arts & Events Hall – Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe In the spirit of collaboration, friendship, and education, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Field Arts & Events Hall have partnered to produce the very first show held in the new gallery at Field Hall showcasing Nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm artists from the Lower Elwha Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribes. Watch for announcements of special cultural events and presentations during the course of the show. Opening Receptions & Welcoming Ceremony July 27th 5pm 201 W Front St Port Angeles – fieldhallevents.org Creations Klallam Gallery Flyer All Tribes (PDF)