A Gathering of Nations in Inchelium

Japanese students, homestay parents, and Colville Confederated Tribal members join in dance. Photo by K.S. Brooks

The population in Inchelium is around 466 people — but during the last few weeks of August, it increases slightly — with students from Japan. Each year, since 2007, Judy Cressey of Colville has welcomed between four and 15 Japanese students from Seisen University in Tokyo as part of their global citizenship curriculum. Seisen University has global citizenship programs all around the world, but the one in Inchelium has been the…