November 17, 2019
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Tulalip Storyteller Lois Landgrebe
Sunday, November 17, 2019
A Family-friendly Program of Lushootseed-language Orca stories
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Tulalip tribal storyteller Lois Landgrebe will present a series of traditional Lushootseed-language stories about Orcas.
The program, entitled “Honoring our Water Ancestors” will consist of three stories relating to how the local pod of Salish Sea Orcas has connected with indigenous longhouse villages from time immemorial. This culturally-relevant program will combine PowerPoint slides with the traditional oral techniques of native storytelling in the native language, Lushootseed. The stories will contain fascinating facts about these Pacific Northwest ocean sea wolves.
Landgrebe, who traces ancestry through the Snohomish, Duwamish, and Nez Perce tribes, was relinquished at birth and adopted by a white Coast Guard couple. She enrolled as an adult in the Tulalip Tribes. After learning her peoples’ history and traditions, she was hired in 1994 to teach Lushootseed, an endangered language. She was mentored by two “national treasures,” traditional Lushootseed speakers and storytellers Vi Hilbert of the Upper Skagit, and Raymond Moses of Tulalip, both of whom impressed on her the need to breathe life into these stories and thus preserve them. Landgrebe was chairwoman of the Northwest Indian Storyteller’s Association in 2017 and 2018.
There will be time for questions afterwards. Come and enjoy an uplifting presentation on these amazing mammals.