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Protecting the x̌ʷəlč: Indigenous Stewardship of the Salish Sea

Protecting the x̌ʷəlč: Indigenous Stewardship of the Salish Sea

Seattle Public Library

Protecting the x̌ʷəlč: Indigenous Stewardship of the Salish Sea exhibit illuminates how water is intertwined in every aspect of living. Northwest Washington’s tribal communities have long recognized the importance of water and water-based resources in sustaining life in this region. Come explore how the sea and the rivers, and the wealth of resources in them--the salmon, whales, tule, and shellfish--are important to the region’s tribes and the work they are doing to protect those resources for future generations. Curated by Shannon Kopelva (Hopi) and Jennifer Ott.

x̌ʷəlč is “Salish Sea, saltwater” in Lushootseed.

 

Central Library, Level 8 Gallery 

 Canoe leaving Suquamish for Seattle during the 1989 Paddle to Seattle Canoe Journey. Credit: Courtesy of the Washington State Archives Centennial Commission Collection.
Canoe leaving Suquamish for Seattle during the 1989 Paddle to Seattle Canoe Journey.

Credit: Courtesy of the Washington State Archives Centennial Commission Collection.

 

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