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For several hours each day, Amber Hayward slips out of English, her first language, and into Lushootseed, the Native American language that gave Seattle, Tacoma, Issaquah and Skagit their names. As she showers, straightens her hair and puts on makeup, she describes each action in the language. She chats about her day in Lushootseed with co-workers at the Puyallup Tribal Language Program, and in the evening she speaks in it to her children, ages two and… Read More
Ask Amy Eveskcige about how she feels being Chief Leschi Schools’ very first Puyallup superintendent and she uses words like “honor” and “privilege.” It was a long, often hard road for her to get there but she seemed somehow destined to return to her Chief Leschi roots and her gratitude runs deep.
“I had been away for 17 years,” she said. “I knew that some day it was going… Read More
It’s been another stellar season for the Puyallup Nation Kings football team. The defending Western Washington Football Alliance (WWFA) champions seem to have hit their stride at the right time this season and are looking primed for a strong playoff run. With one game left on the regular season… Read More