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

Southern Resident Killer Whales given Lummi name in traditional ceremony

Lummi Nation held a Sna’teng, a traditional naming ceremony, for the Southern Resident Killer Whale population on Thursday, August 22, on a beach at H’eT’atCh’L, an ancestral village site on Orcas Island. Traditional names connect family members to one another, to ancestors, to culture, and to spirit. In receiving the name Sk’aliCh’elh, the qwe’lhol’mechen (orcas) were affirmed as members of the Lummi family. Continue reading