Puyallup Tribal veteran participates in Illinois art center’s reopening

By Puyallup Tribal News Editor Lisa Pemberton

Puyallup Tribal Member and veteran Teddy Simchen was one of the presenters at Trickster Cultural Center’s VIP re-opening celebration on Feb. 26. COVID-19 precautions were in place for the in-person 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. It was closed for a year due to the pandemic.

The event featured tours of “A Place of Teaching,” a 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 the 2018 Canoe Journey. Numerous Tribal Members participated in the exhibit’s virtual gala in December.

Learn more at tricksterculturalcenter.org.

Photo courtesy of the Trickster Cultural Center