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11th Annual Lushootseed Conference (2020)

POSTPONED

ʔu siʔab,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health and spirits. The coronavirus has significantly impacted our communities and many of our day-to-day activities. Due to the alarming health and safety concerns we have made the decision to postpone the Lushootseed Conference scheduled on April 25th. We hope to secure a date in the fall and will contact you again as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, on behalf of the Board of Directors we wish you and your loved ones the very best of health.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any thoughts, questions or concerns.

Jill La Pointe, Director
Lushootseed Research


Lushootseed Research Lecture Series 2020

Come learn how the Salish language - Lushootseed - has something to teach us through these free lectures!

Where: Seattle University, Indigenous Peoples Institute, Xavier Room 160

1.23 | On Rich Soil

John LaPointe, MA (Swinomish) & Patrick Twohy, SJ

4:00-5:00pm

2.27 | Legend and Legacy

Jay Miller, Ph.D.

4:00-5:00pm

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
(for COVID-19 Safety)
| Walking in the Footsteps of the Ancestors:

Coast Salish Artists

Barbara Brotherton, Ph.D.

4:00-5:00pm

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
(for COVID-19 Safety)
| Living Legends:

Lushootseed Stories in My Work and Life

Crisca Bierwert, Ph.D.

4:00-5:00pm



Ron Hilbert č̀adəsqidəb:
The Life and Work of a Coast Salish Artist

Lushootseed Research is pleased to announce the publication of Ron Hilbert č̀adəsqidəb: The Life and Work of a Coast Salish Artist, written by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington, Department of Anthropology.

Coordination of the project was overseen by Lushootseed Research, directed by Jill LaPointe, the niece of the late Ron Hilbert. The book is rich in biographical information gained from numerous interviews and from the author’s friendship with the artist. Color photographs document the broad range of Hilbert’s work, from watercolor drawings to major installations of cedar and copper. Project activities included the editing of Ottenberg’s draft manuscript, research and selection of artworks by Hilbert, professional photography of the artwork, layout of the manuscript, printing, and distribution. The volume includes 39 illustrations including 35 photographs of Ron Hilbert’s artwork. The book is a unique contribution to the documentation and appreciation of Coast Salish art. This project was made possible with a grant from the 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.





10th Annual Lushootseed Conference (2019)

ʔuqʷulalikʷ čəł ʔə ti ləkʷaxʷatəb čəł ʔə tiʔił ʔuʔalalus čəł.
We embrace those who have helped us with our practices.

The conference was held on Saturday, May 11th
Conference, 9:00-5:00pm | Dinner, 5:30-7:30

Seattle University,
Fr. LeRoux Conference Room,
Student Center 160

There was a special dinner following the conference to celebrate and present the first Vi Hilbert Award! (5:30-7:30)


2018 Lushootseed Conference

Lushootseed Language Conference 2018, tiʔiʔəʔ syəyəhub tul̕ʔal ti swatixʷtəd. Stories from the Land.
Download a Printable PDF of the Poster

2018's conference was held on May 12th at Seattle University.

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented! We look forward to seeing you next year!


Notes and Materials from the Conference

Amir Sheikh - Waterlines Map

The Waterlines Map (online PDF):
http://www.burkemuseum.org/static/waterlines/project_map.html

Djidjila’letch to Pioneer Square – Animation of Pioneer Square area through time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z2q2mxRnns

Duwamish Meanders: A river ran through it – Some background on the art installation to ‘reveal’ an old bend of the Duwamish River. The page also has links to other materials that I shared:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z2q2mxRnns

Moving Land portion of Milepost 31:
http://www.milepost31.com/tour.htm#a526867f5ab91

You can also check out the rest of the portions of the space:
http://www.milepost31.com/






Lushootseed Language Conference 2017 - Thank you for joining us!

ʔucəłdalbtxʷ čəł ti syəyəhub

"Breathing Life into the Stories"


HAPPENED: April, 29th
WHERE: Seattle University

Poster for the 2017 Conference Click here for a printable poster

Thank you to all attendees of this years conference for making it another success. It was a great day filled with stories, songs and Lushootseed being spoken.




Online Dictionary has now launched!

We are proud to announce that the Lushootseed Dictionary (Bates, Hess, & Hilbert 1994) is now available, and searchable online. This is now possible thanks to the fantastic work of Prof. Deryle Lonsdale, the developer of the online dictionary system.
You can access the dictionary by using the link in our menu bar or going to: www.lushootseeddictionary.org.




Raising Our Children Well - video made by the Puyallup Language Program

This beautiful video was created by the Puyallup Language Program created for our Children's Services program. The video utilizes Lushootseed to teach and focus on positive parenting and healthy families.




Resources may now be ordered online

Now you can order books and other resources directly on this website on the Books link. (The new ordering system uses Paypal.)
Content copyright Lushootseed Research 2014 | All rights reserved. Email: jill@lushootseed.org