November is National Native American Heritage month, and several celebrations are planned from the Tri-Cities to Pendleton.
Pat Courtney Gold, a Wasco Nation fiber artist and scholar, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday at the White Bluffs Quilt Museum in Richland. Admission is free.
Gold will talk about the history of the many tribes who have lived along the Columbia River (aka Nichi Wauna) during the past 12,000 years.
She will conduct a workshop on creating Wasco twine baskets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and a workshop on how to create a flat-twined wallet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Each class costs $105 and includes materials. To sign up, call 943-2552.
The White Bluffs museum is offering a bus trip to the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton on Nov. 16 to view the news exhibit Head to Toe: The Language of Plateau Indian Clothing.
Cost is $35, which includes transportation and admission to the institute. The trip also includes stops at the Pendleton Center for the Arts and Pendleton Woolen Mills.
The American Indian Science & Engineering Society is sponsoring an exhibition of art by local Native American artists through November at the Richland Library, 955 Northgate Ave.
The exhibition includes customs and culture of the Colville, Spokane, Yakama, Warm Springs, Umatilla, Nez Perce and Coeur d'Alene tribes.
w Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @dorioneal