Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'Klallam'

Washington tribes work to preserve languages

Washington tribes are passing on their languages to a new generation. The Tulalip Tribes finance a program at a public school on the reservation to teach Lushootseed. Elementary students learn the language at a young age but classes are...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to recreate village

Despite undergoing a painful ordeal, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is "rediscovering" its history, Chairwoman Francis Charles said. A 2,000-year-old Elwha village was uncovered during a state construction project in 2003. Controversy led the state to abandon...

County to house Port Gamble S'Klallam inmates

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe signed an agreement to send its inmates to Jefferson County, Washington. The tribe will pay the county jail $69.50 per day per offender. The agreement lasts a year. The county expects to see three to...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe reburies ancestors

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington began reburying 300 ancestors on Monday. The remains were uncovered during a state construction project in 2004. Controversy led the state to drop the $70 million project. The tribe is reburying the...

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