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This page was last updated on Thursday August 14, 2014
New Songs are posted, that are interactive and Mobile enabled.
Lushootseed Fonts and keyboards are available in the Downloads section.
Google Chrome is now the recommended browser.
Lushootseed is a member of the Salish language family, whose approximately
twenty surviving languages are spoken from northern Oregon to central
British Columbia, and
the Pacific coast eastward into Montana and along the British
The Lushootseed-speaking region extends along the shores of Puget Sound from modern-day Olympia to the Skagit watershed and from Hood canal to the Cascades. The term “Northern “ refers to the language as spoken by the Skagit, Swinomish, Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish and neighboring peoples; “Southern Lushootseed,” is that spoken by the peoples of Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Nisqually, Squaxin Island, Suquamish and their neighbors. The Snohomish Lushootseed spoken at Tulalip exhibits features of both Northern and Southern language, though it is usually categorized as “Northern.”
The Tulalip Tribes Lushootseed Department is dedicated to increasing awareness of Lushootseed within the community and beyond, as well as to restoring the language to everyday use within the community.
Every tribal home, every tribal workplace, every tribal gathering and every schoolroom for tribal children will be a Lushootseed-rich environment.
To preserve the x̌əč̓usadad (traditional training, teaching) of the people of Tulalip by protecting its records and by becoming “living records” ourselves who by speaking, teaching and involvement in living culture pass on to the tribal community what we have learned.
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