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Salish language fluency instills resilience for the future

Realizing she missed out on connecting with her Colville-Okanogan Tribal heritage as a child in Cheney, LaRae Wiley immerses her children, grandchildren and other urban Indian children in Salish languages and culture.                     

From its beginnings as a daycare, the Salish School of Spokane now has a staff of 33 and serves 69 students from ages one to 11 years old in two licensed child care programs, an ECEAP preschool and a private K-5 elementary school.

Three classes are in the Colville language and one in Kalispel., ..... . . . More


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