Skokomish Indian Tribe
Log Number: MN-249084-OMS-21
The Skokomish Tribe will document and preserve their Native language, Tuwaduq, before it becomes extinct. The Skokomish Language Program will work with consultants to scan and digitize paper documents and compile words and phrases into an accessible digital database. The project team will then create language books to learn the foundation of the Tuwaduq language with word lists, pictures, phrases or stories that have historically documented audio, which will all be available free to all tribal members. The tribe will distribute the books in a variety of ways to benefit both local members and residents as well as tribal members who live off the reservation. The tribe will measure project success through feedback from printed and online surveys as well as tracking the numbers of material downloads and visitors accessing the digital materials.