Virtual gala for exhibit’s opening set for Tuesday, Dec. 22


By Lisa Pemberton, Puyallup Tribal News Editor


Puyallup Tribal Veterans would like to invite all Tribal Members and members of the Tribal Community to the virtual gala for Trickster Cultural Center’s new exhibit “A Place of Teaching,” from 4 to 6 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, Dec. 22.


The permanent exhibit features photos and stories about Pacific Northwest and Midwest tribes. Part of the exhibit highlights the Puyallup Tribe’s House of Respect and 2018 Canoe Journey, or the Power Paddle to Puyallup.


The gala, which will be held over a webinar, will include guest speakers, workshops, raffles and more. The gala is free, however with every $25 donation, participants will receive a ticket for a special raffle that will take place during the event.


Trickster Cultural Center, located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is a Native American and community arts center that also serves Native American veterans and their needs. The center is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the gala will take place in a webinar format.


Puyallup Tribal Veteran Teddy Simchen helped coordinate photos and stories for the exhibit. He said he hopes Tribal Members will attend the virtual event.


“We are honored to include the Puyallup House of Respect and the amazing Canoe Journey in our biggest and best in our history exhibit,” said Joe Podlasek, chief executive officer of the Trickster Cultural Center. “Telling our stories from a first voice perspective is so important, thank you to all the Tribal Veterans and community that helped make this possible to share at Trickster.”


Register for the virtual gala at http://bit.ly/3qvTUsv. For more information, go to http://www.tricksterculturalcenter.org.


Photo courtesy of the Trickster Cultural Center