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 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
2.27 | Legend and Legacy
Jay Miller, Ph.D.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (for COVID-19 Safety)
| Walking in the Footsteps of the Ancestors:
Coast Salish Artists
Barbara Brotherton, Ph.D.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (for COVID-19 Safety) | Living Legends:
Lushootseed Stories in My Work and Life
Crisca Bierwert, Ph.D.
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
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)
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
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.)