Welcome to the Kalispel Cultural Program. Here you will find the "tracks from the past" in the form of pictures, manuscripts, stories, maps, etc. Our goal is to pass on these items to our children and the Kalispel community. Understanding our past and remembering our connections to the land and our neighbors is vital to our future. We continue to partner with our native and non-native neighbors to better understand and appreciate the ways of our ancestors.
The Kalispel Cultural Department aims to enhance and perpetuate the strong traditions of our Kalispel people through our customs and ways of life. We educate our young people about early life for the Tribe, which includes our aboriginal hunting and fishing areas, and our indigenous lands.
- Camas dig & bake
- Huckleberry picking
- Bitterroot gathering
- Hide tanning
- Roach making
- Basket weaving
- Drying meat
- Annual Culture Camp
- Language Classes
If you would like any more information about our cultural activities or our language efforts, please give us a call at (509) 445-1147. You can also send us an email at the following email addresses.
|Francis Cullooyah, Program Director, ext. 7281 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|JR Bluff, Asst Director, ext. 7294 email@example.com|
|Jessie Fountain, Language Coordinator, ext. 7286 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vickie Leach, JH/HS Language Instructor, ext. 7265 email@example.com|
|Christina Butler, Language Instructor, ext. 7212 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christina Hardwick, Elem Language Instructor, ext. 7121 email@example.com|
|Kayleen Sherwood, Cultural Specialist, ext. 7295 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stan Bluff, Salish Language Advisor, ext. 7203 email@example.com|
|Johnny Arlee, Salish Language Advisor, ext. 7280 firstname.lastname@example.org|