Language of the Land:
Lushootseed Language markers on Olympic College Campus

A public art project four years in the making, the waymarkers are written in the Native American Lushootseed language and will be placed on the Bremerton campus to welcome visitors.

Deanna Pindell partnered with student leader Valarie St Pierre to create this interdisciplinary collaborative community project. Ultimately over 50 people participated in some way.  


"“It is my hope and prayer that these Lushootseed waymarkers are the first steps in honoring the ancestors, Olympic College’s first steps in recognizing the Land we occupy, and the first steps in healing this shared space,” . “Lushootseed IS the language of the Land. When we preserve the language, we preserve the culture.”
    Valarie  St. Pierre, member of the Apsáalooke Crow tribe

Dancer with cedar hat
Dancer with cedar hat
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A.Jones Ceremony drum
A.Jones Ceremony drum
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Valarie and Caryn, "1,2,3"
Valarie and Caryn, "1,2,3"
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place clear saltwater
place clear saltwater
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Cynthia Savini and  Valarie St
Cynthia Savini and Valarie St
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layout Valarie sepia Caryn R
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