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!

Community Events

We are thrilled to announce that Jonathan Maracle will be in the Tacoma area on Monday, July 24. Please note the flyer with details of the concert. Jonathan is Mohawk from Tyendinaga First Nation, Ontario, Canada, where he resides with his wife Linda and 4 children. Jonathan travels full-time throughout the world with his First Nations band "Broken Walls," playing Mohawk wind flute, guitar, Native drum and doing lead vocals. Broken Walls has performed in Peru, Mexico, China, Hawaii, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and extensively across North America. They have taken the healing quality of their music into many places where restoration and reconciliation were needed, with great results. Broken Walls has released 10 albums to date. CD's will be available at the concert. There is no admission fee, but a blanket dance will be taken to honor Jonathan. Please feel free to invite your friends. Everyone is welcome!

Tacoma Intertribal Gathering Fundraiser
November 4, 2017, at  Asia Pacific Cultural Center

Now accepting donations
of new items such as:
Gift Certificates worth minimum of $20
Small Appliances, i.e. microwaves, toasters, crockpots
Childrens toys, bikes, games
Air miles and/or time shares
Automotive, tools or hunting items or men
Beauty and hair salon items for women

Be creative in your support for TIG

Contact Ruth Marshall, Director, at 253-223-3355