Overcoming her initial hesitation, Irene McCloud, of the Nisqually Early Head Start Program, plunged into the 2017 Lushootseed Language Institute.
Kayla Guyett, in her second year with the Lushootseed Language Institute, describes herself as a "student forever."
Lushootseed, once the primary language for a large part of Washington State, is making a comeback thanks in part to a unique program at UW Tacoma.
"Lushootseed is a modern langauge--the problem is that historically it's been taught as an academic language and one that's sort of dead and of the past." --Danica Miller
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and UW Tacoma are launching a pathbreaking collaboration that aims to infuse Native American ways of knowing into teaching, learning and research.