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

Learn Greetings in Lushootseed

Lushootseed is a member of the Salish language family, whose approximately twenty surviving languages are spoken from northern Oregon to central British Columbia, and from the Pacific coast eastward into Montana and along the British Columbia-Alberta border. Learn greetings in Lushootseed! Continue reading