Over the past 6 years, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has valued and supported the Twulshootseed language revitalization efforts made by the Puyallup Tribal Language Program. This presentation will include the journey of the Language Program staff as they’ve serviced the Puyallup Tribal community thr
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Over the past 6 years, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has valued and supported the Twulshootseed language revitalization efforts made by the Puyallup Tribal Language Program. This presentation will include the journey of the Language Program staff as they’ve serviced the Puyallup Tribal community through: Twulshootseed language use, language nesting, conversation, public speaking, working in the Tribal school and daycare, hosting storytelling nights and incorporating Twulshootseed into everyday life.
Amber Hayward is a Puyallup Tribal member, a descendant of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe and African American. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Native American Studies from the Reservation Based Community Determined Program at the Evergreen State College. She lives on the Puyallup Tribal reservation with her three children, and has worked for her people for over 15 years. Amber spent approximately 8 years working in the Puyallup Tribal Historic Preservation Department, sharing the history of her tribe with the community and schools. She then transferred to the Language Program as a Language Instructor, where she now holds the title of Program Director and works with an amazing staff. It brings her much joy to serve the Puyallup Tribal Community through txʷəlšucid use, material production, song, dance, storytelling and many other community events. To learn more about the Puyallup Tribal Language Program, visit www.puyalluptriballanguage.org.
Tacoma Historical Society is proud to co-sponsor the Virtual Heritage Cafe: Broadening Horizons in Historic Preservation. Co-sponsored by the City of Tacoma Office of Historic Preservation and Historic Tacoma. With thanks to Tacoma Creates for its support of our public events, funding has also been provided by Humanities Washington as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.