July 7, 2011
J. Rayniak photo

Children and adults used drum sticks and rattles and played the “pumin,” (the Salish word for drum) at the Fairfield Library, Thurs., June 23, 2011. La Rae Wiley, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, shared the Salish language and it’s traditional songs and stories with them. She travels throughout the Inland Northwest educating people of the languages of the Plateau and the Salish community’s effort to reclaim it’s language. She is a member of the Colville Confederated Tribe, the executive director of the Salish School of Spokane, and one a few speakers of the language. J.


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