Studium Generale will open its Fall Quarter series with the traditional Welcome Celebration, a partnership among the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse.
With a nearly 50-year history at Peninsula College, Studium Generale will be offered for the first time through Zoom, on October 1 at 12:30 pm. Although organizers will miss the opportunity to be together in the Little Theater on the Port Angeles campus, the remote platform will provide more time for dialogue and discussion. A panel of certified nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əmucen (Klallam/S’Klallam Language) teachers will present this traditional welcome.
This fall PC will offer a Klallam language for-credit course (KLA121) in fall quarter. Dr. Timothy Montler and three co-teachers, one from each of the three Klallam/S’Klallam tribes, will team teach the course.
nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əmucen has been revitalized and KLA121 will require lessons from the dictionary and grammar book. The College is honored to be part of this innovative approach to teaching and learning traditional language. This co-teaching model was made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities CARES grant that supports humanities faculty, staff and projects impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The College recognizes and honors these traditional nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm lands. The first longhouse built on a community college campus, ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ was named in the nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm language and is a gathering place to teach and learn, and to share cultural traditions, knowledge, and identities. ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ is a place to acknowledge and respect our unique differences and diversity. The annual Welcome event was founded by Lola Moses of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in 2016, and in the past four years has featured language, culture, arts, poetry, and education.
The Peninsula College Longhouse was designed and built through partnerships with six area tribes including the Hoh, Makah, and Quileute tribes, as well as the Klallam/S’Klallam tribes whose language, history, and culture we honor and celebrate in this “Welcome.”
The welcome event is free and open to the public, beginning at 12:30 pm through Zoom.
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Meeting ID: 951 5613 6928
For more information, contact Sadie Crowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.