People's Center

People's Center

The People's Center is the place to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai tribes. The traditions and culture of these tribes have been passed orally from generation to generation since time began. As lifestyles change with time and technology, the tribes continue to preserve and protect their heritage, history and culture. They invite visitors to explore the artifacts and exhibits, and to hear the stories of our people in their own voices. They also invite visitors to participate in cultural activities, celebrations known as pow-wows, and other events reflecting the Tribes. The Peoples Center perpetuates this rich heritage, through our tradition of oral history, and by creating opportunities of exchange between tribal elders, youth and the public. Through education, they hope to dispel myths and stereotyping of Native Americans and create better understanding between all peoples.