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As a member of the Sinixt band of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, local author and artist Emma Noyes is devoted to continuing her family’s storytelling traditions and promoting the teaching of the Salish language. Noyes’ book, “Baby Speaks Salish,” is set for release on Tuesday.
“Virtually everything that exists in the Spokane language today, that’s ever been documented, has been a result of her work,” one member of the Spokane Tribe said. “If the Spokane language has any future at all, it’s indebted to Pauline Flett.”
The sounds of the Salish language were heard in the halls of Selkirk Middle School in Liberty Lake for the first time last week when middle school students at the Salish School of Spokane met some of their counterparts to teach them about the history of the Native American language and the tribes that speak it.
The Snoqualmie Tribe has purchased the Salish Lodge & Spa and the acreage surrounding Snoqualmie Falls, marking a major victory in the tribe’s pursuit to reclaim land it considers sacred.
Not all groups fighting climate change are fans of Jay Inslee.
Hundreds of families, students and community members gathered to celebrate and honor the Salish language at a rally in Riverfront Park Friday.
Marine scientists used a five-person submersible to learn more about the sand lance, a forage fish that is a staple of the chinook salmon diet. If the sand lance go away, the chinook will disappear, too.
The three-year-old orca, J50, fell behind her family and went missing for more than three days. She was spotted Monday morning with her mom.
After an online program to teach Native American high school students resulted in failure this past year, Salish School of Spokane decided to take the steps to privatize and follow a curriculum that will better suit the needs of its students and the school’s mission.
Kim Richards, former board president of the Salish School of Spokane, will act as interim executive director of Salish School of Spokane for the 2018-19 academic year while LaRae Wiley, executive director of the school and co-founder, recovers from a head injury.
Vandals caused about $450 worth of damage to the Salish School of Spokane on Saturday.
A jellyfish, luminous and mysterious, floats through dark water. A gull looks like it’s trying to talk with its mouth full of a starfish. And a sea lion swims straight toward the camera, its eyes big and soulful. “Explore the Salish Sea,” a new nature guide for kids, is a lavishly illustrated exploration of the waters that connect Washington and British Columbia.
It’s not a particularly glamorous affair. The day is overcast. The river swollen with rain water.
Indigenous languages once considered nearly extinct could be heard echoing through the halls of Northern Quest Resort and Casino this week.
State investigators probing the collapse of net pens at a salmon farm last summer are examining nets covered with mussels and other sea life as a cause.
A year ago, the Kalispel Tribe opened a Salish immersion school, Snyoyoʔspuʔúsm or Place of the Good-Hearted. The facility is one tool among widespread revitalization efforts to save an endangered Salish language at a time when the tribe has five fluent elders.
A.E. Lewis of Miles, Wash., wrote an article advocating the preservation of the “Spokane tongue,” meaning the Spokane tribal language. He said that death and assimilation was making the tribe a “disappearing race.” Lewis believed that “the Spokane tongue should be preserved as much as possible by applying it to names of towns, mines, parks and other public places, roads, bridges and lakes.”
A Spokane Indians jersey is now in Cooperstown. And not just temporarily there. It’s a permanent part of the baseball hall of fame’s storied collection of artifacts celebrating the National Pastime.
No-Li, the Spokane area’s largest brewery, is hosting a fund-raiser Thursday evening to pay for a new security system at the Salish School of Spokane, which was vandalized earlier this month.
Vandals broke into one of the buildings at the Salish School of Spokane on North Maple Street overnight Thursday and scrawled racial slurs on the walls.