Lushootseed Research was founded in 1983 by the late Vi Hilbert, a member of the Upper Skagit Tribe in Washington state. We are a small nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated volunteers, friends and family of the beloved founder.
Our mission is to preserve and sustain the language and culture of this land, to lift up all people. Lushootseed Research honors the teachings of our ancestors; the strength of their philosophy, cultural education, discipline and respect for all living things.
We seek to make this legacy available to the coming generations, as it is the heritage of all people who now make the Lushootseed area their homeland.