Episode 3 Lushootseed: Language of the Land

Timber Lines by Mary Coss
Timber Lines
Episode 3 Lushootseed: Language of the Land

In the third episode of Timber Lines, host Mary Coss is joined by Amber Sterud Hayward, Language Program Director of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. They have a conversation about Lushootseed, the Coast Salish language of the Puyallup Tribe. Hayward shares the Lushootseed words used in Coss’ sculpture Ghost Log, and explores additional phrases and songs. Coss and Hayward discuss the implications of the Language Program’s sustained efforts to revitalize Lushootseed.

Learn more about the Puyallup Tribal Language Program Watch the video of honor song for the cedar here Music by Roxy Coss can be heard here and streaming everywhere.