Pre-Conference Workshop

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Tuesday, April 3 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Tours 2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)   
Our Partnership with Tribal Agencies
$40 (Includes Lunch & Tours)
Tentative Schedule – subject to change 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Sustainable Land Strategies-Challenges of Resource Land Allocations  
Debbie Terwilleger, Snohomish County

10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Cultural Resources: A Primer for Public Works Managers  
Stacy Schneyder, ICF International

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Archaeological/Historical Considerations in PW Project Development 
Jason Cooper, AMEC
Trent deBoer, Washington State Dept. of Transportation

Crilly Ritz, Snohomish County

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Tulalip Tribes Economic Development
Lucas Reyes, Nina Reece, Martin Napeahi, Tulalip Tribes

2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$10 Guests

Bus leaves hotel at 2:15 pm and will return you to the hotel at 6:00 pm.

Hibulb Cultural Center

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hibulb Tulalip Cultural Center (view Web Site)

The Hibulb Tulalip Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve is dedicated to those who have gone home before us and to those who have remained to keep the fires burning. The Hibulb Tulalip Cultural Center is approximately 23,000 square feet with a 50-acre natural history preserve. The interactive cultural center features a main exhibit, a temporary exhibit, two classrooms, a long house, a research library and a gift shop. The Center also features a fully certified collections and archaeological repository. It is the only Tribal facility certified by the state of Washington.

James Madison Studio 

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
James Madison Studio Tour (view Web Site

A rare opportunity to visit the studio of Native American artist James Madison, where art in many forms is created–including the spectacular totem poles that grace the lobby of the Tulalip Hotel. Madison achieved master carver status at a young age, and he brings a modern sensibility to the traditional native artwork. Madison began carving when he was eight years old, under the watchful eye of his father, grandfather, and uncle. “My father (Richard Madison) was an abstract painter, and he introduced me to Picasso and Van Gogh,” said Madison. “But he also gathered us around the dinner table and told us traditional stories about our people and our heritage.” Over the years the young artist has developed his own style, adding modern elements and materials into traditional designs.

Madison’s artwork is displayed throughout the Tulalip Hotel. He even created the design used in the hotel’s hallway carpeting, which represents flowing rivers, mountains and the importance of salmon and whales in the tribes’ culture. “The pieces we create are for more than just decoration. They tell the stories of our people here,” said the young artist. “The three poles in the hotel entry carry important information about us, who we are. They represent our culture.”

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
President’s Reception – Tulalip Suite