The journey to language revitalization, a lesson in language transfer capacity: The history of the Nkwusm, Salish Language Revitalization Institute

2020 DPSA Winner: Nkwusm Salish Language School Founders

This presentation will take place on Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 10:10 to 11:15 AM in of the .

Abstract

In this talk, Tachini Pete provides an overview of the Salish Language Revitalization Institute and current work with the Salish language. He welcomes audience questions and comments and will build on these interactions from the audience.

Bio

Tachini Pete will be presenting and receiving on behalf of the four founders (Chaney Bell, Josh Brown, Tachini Pete, and Melanie Sandoval).

Tachini Pete, Salish/Navajo, father of four with four grandchildren, is an avid learner, researcher, and teacher of the Salish

language. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  Tachini builds and sells Native American drums (Tachini Drums), teaches, and developments curricula. He is Co-founder and founding executive director of Nkwusm, Salish Language Revitalization Institute. He has authored the modern Salish language translation dictionary, Medicine for the Salish Language (SKC Press), published in 2010.  Currently, he works on language transfer capacity, second language acquisition, and researching and documenting the Salish language.