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Salish school focuses on language interaction


Last updated 4/5/2019 at 2:45pm

Salish School of Spokane

The Salish language school focuses on cultural renewal.

SPOKANE, Wash.-According to linguists, languages not learned by children in the traditional way, passed on from one generation to the next, are doomed to extinction. Unless, of course, there are conscious and deliberate efforts taken by the community and their philanthropic partners to revitalize those languages.

Salish is one of many critically endangered Indigenous languages at risk of extinction. "For 90 years, our children have not been raised with the Salish language," says Christopher Parkin, Principal of the Salish School of Spokane. "Interior Salish is on...

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