Director, Ruth Marshall, Cherokee Nation

Making the Jesus Way known in a culturally relevant way

We meet the second Saturday of every month at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
  5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Our Beginnings

Tacoma Interbribal Gathering began as Tacoma First Nations Gathering in March of 2005 as a small group of Native and non-Native people desiring a place and time to build relationships, celebrate First Nations culture and share knowledge.  Since then, both our numbers and our vision for the organization have grown.  We recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a large give-away.
It is the mission of Tacoma Intertribal Gathering to promote spiritual, emotional, mental and physical wellness in First Nations families and individuals through culturally respectful events by honoring Creator Jesus, the Redeemer and the Healer of all nations.
We would love to have you join us!  Veterans, elders, men, women, youth, children, all cultures and all people are welcome.  Consider dropping in the second Saturday of the month, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, between 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  1. Potluck Dinner
    Each month we share a potluck meal together. The Gathering provides drinks, frybread, and birthday cake. We ask participates to bring a dish to share with all who come.
  2. Drumming
    Tacoma Intertribal Gathering has a large floor drum, but we ask you to bring your hand drums, rattles, flutes and clappers so you can join us in making music to Creator, the Giver of Breath.
  3. Dancing
    Bring your dance shawls and join us as we honor Creator with our dance. Ps. 149 says, "Let all nations celebrate...let them praise His name in the dance."
  4. Storytelling
    Each month we are entertained with Native stories that teach cultural values, by storyteller, Lyle Fischer, Cherokee.
  5. Children's Activities
    There are special activities for children to participate in; beading, coloring, painting, weaving...always something new and exciting.
  6. Birthday Celebrations
    You are special and we take pleasure in honoring you in your birthday month. Be sure to join us and bring your friends!

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