Northwest Indian Storytellers Association

Native American Storytelling Gathering

Friday November 20, 7:00 – 9:30pm Zenger Farm, Urban Grange 11741 SE Foster Rd Portland, OR 97266 Wisdom and the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association raise our hands in thanks to everyone who helped to support the Northwest Indian Storytelling Association at our 10th Annual Storytelling Festival.

10th NISA Festival Photos

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Thursday October 15th An Evening of Tribal Storytelling to Honor NIEA – First Unitarian Church of Portland Friday October 16th Presented by ASPCC Native Nations Club Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building Saturday October 17th Presented by Portland Art Museum, Native American Art Council – Mark Building, Fields Ballroom

2014 Ninth Annual NISA Storytelling Festival & Emerging Storyteller Workshops

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The Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA) 2014 NW Indian Storytelling Festival and Emerging Traditional Storytellers Workshops celebrated the ninth season of traditional storytelling in the Pacific Northwest. With friends and relatives joining us from around the region, generations gathered to listen to and learn from one another, the craft of traditional storytelling woven into each…

Northwest Indian Storytellers Association Annual Retreat Wisdom held its annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Association Retreat the weekend of May 16-18 outside of Olympia, Washington. Five elder tribal storytellers and 18 emerging tellers joined us this year at a beautiful equestrian center in Olympia in a majestic old home just a few minutes from I-5. But…

9th Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival

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The Northwest Indian Storytelling Association (NISA) 2014 Festival and Emerging Traditional Storytellers Workshops celebrates the ninth season of traditional storytelling in the Pacific Northwest. With friends and relatives joining us from around the region, generations come together to listen to and learn from one another, the craft of traditional storytelling woven into each day.

NISA Eighth Annual Storytelling Festival

8th Annual NISA Festival

The Northwest Indian Storytelling Association’s (NISA) 2013 Festival and Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshops celebrated our eighth season of tribal storytelling in the Pacific Northwest. With friends and relatives joining us from all over the region, generations came together to listen to and learn from one another, the craft of traditional storytelling woven into each day.

The Seventh Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival

Festival theme:   Honoring the Salmon and Animals So They Will Return  Friday – Sunday  October 26-28, 2012 at Portland State University’s Native American Student and Community Center (Friday) and Hoffmann Hall (Saturday)    Special thanks to our sponsors:  Northwest Indian Storytellers Association, PSU’s Indigenous Nations Studies Program and Native American Student and Community Center, National…

NISA Storytelling Festival

The Advisory Council of the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association held their annual retreat over the weekend at the Brighton Creek Retreat Center in Roy, Washington.  Advisory Council members invited their emerging tribal storytellers

Sixth Annual NISA Tribal Story Telling Festival

[smooth=id:42;] The Northwest Indian Storytellers Association kicked off the Sixth Annual NISA Tribal Story Telling Festival on October 13th through the 16th. This four-day event, hosted by PSU’s Native American Student and Community Center, warmly invited the greater Portland community to share in the rich ancestral tradition of Native groups from the Pacific Northwest. Each…

Northwest Indian Storytellers Association

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We welcome Washington, Oregon and Idaho tribal members, along with the region’s urban Indian storytellers from other nations around Turtle Island, to join the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA). Sign up online to become a NISA member here. NISA MISSION STATEMENT: NISA was formed in 2005 to encourage, preserve and strengthen traditional storytelling among tribes…