Vi Hilbert Passes On

Native speaker of Lushootseed turned scholar, Vi Hilbert, passed away on December 19. Truly a cultural and linguistic trailblazer, she inspired many and insisted on sharing culture as a mainstay part of efforts to to maintain and revitalize local culture. Her language accomplishments include grammars, dictionaries, stories and 17 years of teaching at the University of Washington. From the Seattle Times’ article.

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