Well known around Tulalip for teaching Lushootseed, the traditional Coast Salish language, tribal member Michelle Myles is also recognized for her beautiful artwork. Some of her hand-crafted paddles have been hot ticket items at the Annual Tulalip Boys & Girls Club Auction, where she often donates them to benefit the younger generation. Continue reading
Category Archives: Language Preservation
Learn some Lushootseed Slang by Natosha Gobin
Ever wonder what the kids these days are trying to say? Let’s learn it in Lushootseed! Continue reading
Breakthrough app to allow for online learning of Lakota
While online apps for language learners are not new, the ability to learn Indigenous languages from North America is.
The Lakota Language Consortium and its sister organization, The Language Conservancy, are proud to announce the release of an online learning platform for the Lakota language called Owóksape. Continue reading
Lushootseed Language Returns to Public High School by Michael Rios
After nearly a two decade hiatus, the Lushootseed language has finally returned to the classroom as an official program taught at Marysville Pilchuck High School for the 2019-2020 school year.
The tireless dedication of longtime Indigenous education employees and Native student supporters Continue reading
Honoring the yubəč by Kalvin Valdillez
Smoke billowed from the Tulalip Longhouse on the overcast morning of June 15. On the inside, a circle of traditional dancers moved in a counterclockwise motion to the sounds of strong drumbeats and melodies sang in the traditional Lushootseed language. Continue reading