• The JayHawk Institute is an open resource for exploring the
    past, present, and developing traditions of Pacific Northwest
    cultures. Guided by integrity and respect for ancestral teachings,
    our work encompasses the art, history, language, spirituality,
    and technology of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest
    and the world.

The JayHawk Institute was founded out of the desires of noted Pacific Northwest Native Style artist Duane Pasco and his wife Betty, a Suquamish tribal elder and weaver/artist/teacher to pass on their considerable knowledge of, and passion for, Pacific Northwest traditions and culture. Duane and Betty have long been involved in teaching and sharing their arts to students, tribal members and others who share their interests in this amazingly rich heritage.

The JayHawk Institute is a means of broadening that effort and assuring that it endures.

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