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Traditional Nimi'ipuu (Nez Pierce) Long House

Event Details
Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 9:45am - 1:00pm
Chemawa Indian School
3700 Chemawa Road
Salem, OR, 97305
(541) 2018101

Roy Hayes Jr/ Loo'ting coom coom seen is a member of the Nimi'ipuu People (Nez Pierce) out of Lapwai,Idaho .Having grown up with the Wasit (7 Drum ) Tradition of the LongHouse, he is the one of the Keepers of this NorthWest Coast prayer ceremony. He is the great great grandson of the well known Leader/Teacher Chief Joseph, spending much of his childhood with his Grandparents as a fisherman earning him the name the “Blue Heron/the Fisherman” (Loo'ting coom coom seen). His brother Horace Axell and him revived the LongHouse Tradition after a period of time when the ceremony was lost, fought for hunting and fishing rights for his people, opposed the casino and divsions of his people and stood for the Traditional ways of his people. He has taught for OSU as a language and cultural teacher,worked with both Native and Non-native people tirelessly giving of his time and traditional ways. As an Elder,Traditional Man Dancer, Whip Man, LongHouse Leader, Story-Teller, Regalia Maker and Teacher, we are honored to have him come and spend time here and share in his teachings.

Uncle Roy is a traditional teacher and will be accompanied by his LongHouse drummers who are being taught to carry on the tradition. When possible, he will come down to lead this ceremony or his nephews will fill in as needed. Please come and join us if you feel to pray in this shared West Coast Native ceremony...All are welcome.
For more information, Please call: (541) 201-8101 / Michael