“It is a cherished legacy to the memory of our ancestors whose hearts would be gladdened to know that the culture of our people is being passed on to generations to come.”
Vi “taqʷšəblu” Hilbert
WHAT WE DO
Lushootseed Research is a non-profit organization founded in 1983. Our mission is to preserve and sustain the language and culture of this land, to lift up all people.
In all our activities LR honors the teachings of our ancestors, the strength of their philosophy, cultural education, discipline and respect for all living things. We are dedicated to sustaining Lushootseed Language and culture through research, recording, publishing and the presentation of oral traditions and literature. We seek to enrich cross-cultural wisdom and relations, as shared and celebrated by the First Peoples of the Puget Sound, to ensure this beautiful legacy is available to the coming generations.
WHAT CAN I DO